Administration of Department of Justice Grants Awarded to
Native American and Alaska Native Tribal Governments

Audit Report 05-18
March 2005
Office of the Inspector General

Appendix IV

Other Grant Programs Offered to Tribal
Governments by the COPS Office

In addition to the tribal-specific grant programs, the COPS Office also awarded grants under the following programs to tribal governments during FYs 1999 through 2003:43

  • COPS In Schools (CIS) was designed to provide assistance to law enforcement agencies to build collaborative relationships with schools, and to use community policing efforts to help combat violence and reduce the fear of crime in the schools by deploying officers as school resource officers. The CIS grant program provides grant funding directly to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions for the hiring and deployment of new, additional, career law enforcement officer positions in and around primary and secondary schools.

  • Homeland Security Overtime Program (HSOP) was designed to supplement grantee agencies' state or locally funded officer overtime budgets, thereby increasing the amount of overtime funding available to support community policing and homeland security efforts. The HSOP grant program provides funding directly to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions to pay officer overtime during homeland security training sessions and other law enforcement activities that are designed to help prevent acts of terrorism and other violent or drug-related crimes. The HSOP grant funding also supports the overtime efforts of non supervisory, sworn personnel such as intelligence officers, crime analysts, undercover officers, and others who work on homeland security or terrorism task forces.

  • Methamphetamine Grants (METH) was designed to assist state and local law enforcement agencies in reducing the production, distribution, and use of methamphetamine. The METH grant program provides funding directly to state, local, Indian tribal, and other public law enforcement agencies that plan to utilize community policing strategies to address methamphetamine problems in their local and surrounding jurisdictions.

  • Making Officer Redeployment Effective (MORE) was designed to expand the amount of time current law enforcement officers can spend on community policing by funding technology, equipment, and support staff, including civilian personnel. The MORE grant program requires that grantees demonstrate that the items they request would increase the number of current law enforcement officers deployed into community policing by an equal or greater measure than would a COPS grant for hiring new officers.

  • Universal Hiring Program (UHP) is designed to help law enforcement agencies partner with their communities to develop creative and innovative ways to deal with long-standing problems by providing funding to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions for the salaries and benefits of newly hired officers engaged in community policing. The UHP grant program provides federal funding for 75 percent of a newly hired entry-level officer's salary and benefits, up to a maximum amount of $75,000 per officer, over the course of the 3-year grant period.


  1. Grant funding under the grant programs listed are available to local, state, and tribal jurisdictions.

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