The grant, about $1.3 million over a three-year period, comes from the U.S. Department of Justice’s COPS Hiring Program. The city must match 25 percent. After the three years, the city is expected to fund 100 percent of the added officers.
Of course, the city won’t have the money in three years, so it will need to raise taxes to cover the “free” money from the Federal government.
At which time, undoubtedly, the Federal government will have a different grant or program to add to local ongoing expenses.