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  • Writer's pictureKristin Cooper

Submission Deadline Reminder for COPS Hiring Program (CHP) Solicitation

The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) recently announced the availability of funding under the Fiscal Year 2021 COPS Hiring Program. This is a reminder that the deadline for applicants to register for and submit an SF-424 via is June 15, 2021 at 7:59 PM ET. Applicants must submit the SF-424 in, and the full application, including attachments, is due in JustGrants by June 22, 2021 at 7:59 PM ET. Applications must be submitted via JustGrants by that date to be considered for funding. If you are interested in 2021 CHP funding, but have not yet begun the application process, we encourage you to begin as soon as possible.

The 2021 COPS Hiring Program is a competitive grant program that advances public safety by providing funding directly to law enforcement agencies to hire and/or rehire additional sworn career law enforcement officers in order to increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. CHP provides 75 percent funding for approved entry-level salaries and fringe benefits, up to a maximum of $125,000 per officer position, to improve a community policing based approach to a particular problem area. Up to $140 million is available for this program. Please click here for more information on the 2021 COPS Hiring Program.

All awards are subject to the availability of funding. If your agency has already submitted an application during this open solicitation period, please disregard this notice. If you have questions about CHP or any other COPS Office grant program, please contact the COPS Office Response Center at 800-421-6770 or send an email to For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at or 833-872-5175. The JustGrants Service Desk operates 5:00 AM to 9:00 PM Eastern time (ET) Monday to Friday, and 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM ET on Saturday, Sunday, and federal holidays.

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