The Attorney General may make grants to qualified community organizations to assist in meeting the costs of qualified programs which are designed to recruit and retain applicants to police departments.
34 U.S. Code § 12171 - Grant authority
(1) In general
(b) Qualified community organizationsAn organization is a qualified community organization which is eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a) if the organization—
(2) has training and experience in—
developing and managing services and techniques to recruit individuals to become members of a police department and to assist such individuals in meeting the membership requirements of police departments,
developing and managing services and techniques to assist in the retention of applicants to police departments, and
(c) Qualified programsA program is a qualified program for which a grant may be made under subsection (a) if the program is designed to recruit and train individuals from underrepresented neighborhoods and localities and if—
the program provides recruiting services which include tutorial programs to enable individuals to meet police force academic requirements and to pass entrance examinations;
the program provides counseling to applicants to police departments who may encounter problems throughout the application process; and
(d) ApplicationsTo qualify for a grant under subsection (a), a qualified organization shall submit an application to the Attorney General in such form as the Attorney General may prescribe. Such application shall—
(1) include documentation from the applicant showing—
(e) Action by Attorney GeneralNot later than 60 days after the date that an application for a grant under subsection (a) is received, the Attorney General shall consult with the police department which will be involved with the applicant and shall—
(f) Grant disbursementThe Attorney General shall disburse funds under a grant under subsection (a) in accordance with regulations of the Attorney General which shall ensure—
priority is given to applications for areas and organizations with the greatest showing of need;
(h) Grantee reporting
For each year of a grant period for a grant under subsection (a), the recipient of the grant shall file a performance report with the Attorney General explaining the activities carried out with the funds received and assessing the effectiveness of such activities in meeting the purpose of the recipient’s qualified program.
(i) GuidelinesThe Attorney General shall, by regulation, prescribe guidelines on content and results for programs receiving a grant under subsection (a). Such guidelines shall be designed to establish programs which will be effective in training individuals to enter instructional programs for police departments and shall include requirements for—
Section was formerly classified to section 13811 of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.