Federal Economic Stimulus Projects/Programs in Palm Bay
Our nation, state and city are experiencing very tough economic times and we are grateful for the opportunity to pursue federal and state stimulus dollars for projects that are designed to jump start the economy, create jobs, reduce operating costs, improve the environment and enhance the quality of life for our community. We are committed to aggressively searching for all appropriate and available grant opportunities that may result in additional federal stimulus dollars to accomplish projects in the City of Palm Bay.
Our goal is to target stimulus funds toward key projects that can be started quickly and provide an excellent return on investment for the City. During this process, we will manage stimulus funds responsibly so that we maintain close control on how the funds are being spent to ensure accountability, transparency and verifiable results.
This website will allow us to quickly share information with you on the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), and will provide gateway resources pointing to the availability of stimulus funding opportunities and eligibility requirements. Please check back often to learn what new opportunities are available and how the City of Palm Bay is spending the federal and state stimulus funds we receive.
COPS Hiring Recovery Program
Under the ARRA, the Department of Justice Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) was appropriated $1 billion to make grants to create or save state, local, and tribal law enforcement jobs. To meet this objective, the COPS Office opened the COPS Hiring Recovery Program (CHRP) on March 16, 2009.
The office received 7,272 applications requesting $8.3 billion and more than 39,000 sworn law enforcement positions. Since the April 14, 2009 application deadline, the office has been actively reviewing the data submitted in each application.
Now that the work described above is complete, the office is moving quickly to the next phase of the process, which includes in-depth budget request reviews and evaluating the retention requirement information and other aspects of the application. In preparing a final CHRP award list, the office will look at the total number of sworn positions being requested by each agency and determine how best to allocate the funds available. The COPS Office expects to complete this work and make awards no later than September 30.