42 U.S. Code § 13811 - Grant authority
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(1) In general
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.
(b) Qualified community organizations
An organization is a qualified community organization which is eligible to receive a grant under subsection (a) of this section if the organization—
(2) has training and experience in—
(C) 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,
(D) developing and managing services and techniques to assist in the retention of applicants to police departments, and
(c) Qualified programs
A program is a qualified program for which a grant may be made under subsection (a) of this section if the program is designed to recruit and train individuals from underrepresented neighborhoods and localities and if—
(2) the program provides recruiting services which include tutorial programs to enable individuals to meet police force academic requirements and to pass entrance examinations;
(3) the program provides counseling to applicants to police departments who may encounter problems throughout the application process; and
To qualify for a grant under subsection (a) of this section, 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 General
Not later than 60 days after the date that an application for a grant under subsection (a) of this section is received, the Attorney General shall consult with the police department which will be involved with the applicant and shall—
(f) Grant disbursement
The Attorney General shall disburse funds under a grant under subsection (a) of this section in accordance with regulations of the Attorney General which shall ensure—
(1) priority is given to applications for areas and organizations with the greatest showing of need;
(g) Grant period
A grant under subsection (a) of this section shall be made for a period not longer than 3 years.
(h) Grantee reporting
(1) For each year of a grant period for a grant under subsection (a) of this section, 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.
The Attorney General shall, by regulation, prescribe guidelines on content and results for programs receiving a grant under subsection (a) of this section. 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—
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