U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
07/12/21 11:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 07/26/21 11:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.
Grants to USA and territories local and state governments, IHEs, housing authorities, and tribal governments to implement or improve the use of body-worn camera devices for police officers. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support camera purchases, training, personnel expenses, and related technology costs such as infrastructure enhancements, redaction, and storage.
This opportunity provides funding to law enforcement agencies seeking to purchase body-worn cameras (BWCs) to establish or expand comprehensive body-worn camera programs with a specific and demonstrated plan to implement this technology to maximize the benefits of BWCs. This program furthers the Department’s mission by promoting the safe and fair administration of justice.
BWC programs are an important tool that could be an integrated part of a jurisdiction’s holistic problem-solving and community-engagement strategy, helping to increase both trust and communication between the police and the communities they serve. BWCs can be highly effective, providing an objective audio and visual record of interactions that can capture empirical evidence in the event of a crime, police-citizen interaction, or use-of-force incident.
Funds must be used to purchase body-worn cameras. In addition, while BWCPIP-LEA is intended for the purchase of BWCs, this solicitation requires the grantee to commit to developing a comprehensive BWC implementation program. Funding can be used to support pilot BWC programs, establish new BWC implementation, or expand existing programs.
For goals, objectives, and deliverables, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-131001.pdf#page=6.
For OJP priority areas, see see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-131001.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 178038
No award under this solicitation may exceed $2,000,000. However, no individual applicant may exceed the $2,000 per BWC funding cap. This applies to all applicants. (For examples to illustrate the application of this $2,000 BWC funding cap, see https://bja.ojp.gov/sites/g/files/xyckuh186/files/media/document/O-BJA-2021-131001.pdf#page=6.)
- Period of Performance Start Date: October 1, 2021 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration: 36 months
BJA may, in certain cases, provide additional funding in future years to awards made under this solicitation, through continuation awards.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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