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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Encourages State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies to Apply for Policing Improvement Grants

May 8, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is now accepting applications for three grants to enhance state and local law enforcement agencies’ ability to address community issues and combat drug abuse and distribution.

Click here to Apply for COPS Grants

Applications must be submitted by 7:59 p.m. EST/6:59 p.m. CST on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. These opportunities are made possible by Fiscal Year 2019 Congressional Appropriations.

“Every day, our state and local law enforcement adapt to a constantly evolving set of threats and challenges to keep Central and South Texans safe,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “I encourage all law enforcement agencies in the 15th District of Texas to apply for these and any other opportunities to obtain the tools they need to continue their important work. I am ready to help all law enforcement agencies as they begin the process of securing federal funding.”

 

The COPS Office welcomes applications for the following programs:

Community Policy Development (CPD) Program

CPD grants utilize training and technical assistance to implement effective community policing strategies, localize law enforcement microgrant management, and address the needs of the community though relative policing principles.

COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program

States dealing with high per capita levels of primary treatment admissions for heroin and prescription opioids can apply for AHTF grants to assist state law enforcement agencies investigate unlawful distribution practices of these products. 

COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)

CAMP grants are designed to directly aid state law enforcement agencies as they investigate criminal manufacturing or distribution of methamphetamines.

 

Click here to go to the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants page or contact the COPS Office of Response Center at AskCOPSRC@usdoj.gov for more information.

Congressman Gonzalez has previously noted that crime rates have hit all-time lows in McAllen, Texas, and advises Central and South Texas law enforcement to take advantage of grants to continue this trend.

 

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