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Federal Funding Information
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) and how it supports State and Local Law Enforcement.

Site Bloc, Inc. has created this page as a public service to our customers to help clarify the "Stimulus Package" recently signed into law and the new law’s support for State and Local Law Enforcement Activities. The links below represent good starting points, if not the actual application pages as they exist in February 2009. The sites on which they reside contain a wealth of information that you may find useful.

The following statement is from the Office of Justice Programs website:
"The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) was signed into law by President Obama on February 17, 2009. It is an unprecedented effort to jumpstart our economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing long-neglected challenges so our country can thrive in the 21st century. The Act is an extraordinary response to a crisis unlike any since the Great Depression, and includes measures to modernize our nation’s infrastructure, enhance energy independence, expand educational opportunities, preserve and improve affordable health care, provide tax relief, and protect those in greatest need."

Put simply, with regard to Law Enforcement, the Recovery Act will fund 9 different Grant Programs at various levels. Those Grant Programs are listed and detailed on the following page along with the amount set aside in the Recovery Act:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/recovery

The following page will have links to the Solicitation and Applications of some of the grants when they become available:
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/recoveryact.html

With regard to Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), the following link is for a page that describes the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) Grant and its funding. It notes that applications will be available in March:
http://www.cops.usdoj.gov/Default.asp?Item=2108

We hope that you will find the above information useful.