As most of you know, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that the COPS Office does have statutory authority to award immigration related bonus points to applicants. This decision reverses a district court injunction that prevented the COPS Office from implementing its programs as designed. Once the Ninth Circuit’s decision to reverse the injunction has taken effect, our office is prepared to launch the COPS Hiring Program (CHP) and the Community Policing Development Microgrants Program as soon as possible.
Once the solicitations are open, we will send a notice with links to all of the appropriate materials. Please take this opportunity to prepare for the upcoming solicitations by gathering required information and documentation. Helpful advice can be found here - Preparing to Apply.
Please stay tuned for additional details and visit our website at https://cops.usdoj.gov/ for information about these and other COPS Office programs.
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