This document serves as a fact sheet on a grant for body-worn camera implementation; it provides an overview of who may apply and why, maximum award funds, where to find more information, tips for successful grant applications, and how and when to apply.
This solicitation overview provides grant information and resources for entities that may be interested in funding assistance from the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), on the Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies. The document provides details on who may apply, including city or township, county special district, state, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; independent school districts; public housing/Indian housing authorities; state, county, and local law enforcement agencies; and more, with a focus on publicly funded institutions or agencies. Grantees will receive funding to purchase or lease body-worn cameras (BWCs) to establish or expand a BWC program; or they may receive funding for a demonstration project; or use BWC footage to enhance officer training or constitutional policing practices. The document notes the maximum per grant award is up to $2 million for law enforcement and state correctional agencies, or up to $1 million per demonstration project award. It also lists examples of strategies or activities that can be funded with this BWC grant money, provides links where interested parties may obtain more information, and lists tips for success, suggesting that System for Award Management (SAM) registration or renewal may take up to 10 business days to complete.