Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

Federal Funding Agency:

Bureau of Justice Assistance

Applicant Eligibility:

City or township, county, special district, state, and federally recognized Native American tribal governments; independent school districts; public and state-controlled institutions of higher education; public housing/Indian housing authorities; state, county, and local law enforcement agencies; correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions; university and college law enforcement agencies at publicly funded institutions; publicly funded specialized police forces such as park police, independent school district police, transit police, or fish and game enforcement agencies; prosecutors’ offices; and state or regional consortia that support such agencies, including State Administering Agencies (SAAs)

Due Date: Deadline July 15, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern Application
JustGrants Deadline July 24, 2024, 8:59 pm Eastern

Funding Amount:

Up to $2 million per award for law enforcement and state correctional agencies
Up to $1 million per demonstration project award

Agency Solicitation:

The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks to support the purchase and lease of body-worn cameras (BWCs) by publicly funded law enforcement and corrections agencies as part of comprehensive BWC programs guided by sound policy and broad stakeholder input. In addition, the solicitation seeks to support demonstration projects that advance digital evidence management, leveraging BWC digital footage to promote evidence-based and procedurally just practices in agencies with established BWC programs.

  • Category 1 – Site-based Awards to Law Enforcement Agencies (including self-initiated partnership applications)
  • Category 2 – Site-based Awards to State Correctional Agencies
  • Category 3 – Digital Evidence Management and Integration Demonstration Projects
  • Category 4 – Optimizing BWC Footage in Prosecutors’ Offices Demonstration Projects
  • Category 5 – Using BWC Footage for Training and Constitutional Policing Demonstration Projects