The US Department of Justice released details on grants that could help your agency. KELTEK can help your team apply for these grants with expert assistance from our partners at i-PRO.
On Thursday, March 24, 2022, the US Department of Justice announced funding for the 2022 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program (BWC PIP). Additional information is available below and at: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2022-171093.
What is the purpose of this grant?
This grant helps fund the purchase of body-worn cameras (BWCs) that are implemented as part of comprehensive BWC programs. Besides the purchase or lease of BWCs themselves, allowable expenses include digital data storage/management, officer training, administrative personnel, and digital evidence integration and information sharing.
What funding is available?
Up to $24,000,000 is available for 2022 for five (5) funding categories.
|Category||Number of Awards||Total Potential Dollar Amount for Award|
|#1: Site-based Awards to Law Enforcement Agencies||40||$2,000,000.00|
|#2: Site-based Awards to State Correctional Agencies||8||$2,000,000.00|
|#3: Digital Evidence Management and Integration Demonstration Projects||3||$1,000,000.00|
|#4: Optimizing Body-worn Camera Footage in Prosecutors’ Offices Demonstration Projects||3||$1,000,000.00|
|#5: Using BWC Footage for Training and Constitutional Policing Demonstration Projects||3||$1,000,000.00|
Individual awards may be up to but no more than $2,000,000; up to $2,000 for each camera to be deployed. Cost sharing/matching of 50% (1:1) is required. Total awards will be determined by the total number of body-worn cameras being purchased.
As an example, if an agency proposes to establish a BWC program to equip 120 officers with 120 BWCs, the maximum amount of federal funding would be capped at $240,000 (120 BWCs * $2,000).
Who is eligible?
Eligible applicants are publicly funded law enforcement agencies (including state, local, tribal, public university or college, park police, transportation authority police), correctional agencies, and prosecutors’ offices.
As stated by the DOJ, funding under this program supports agencies seeking to establish OR expand existing comprehensive BWC programs.
Applicants may apply on their own behalf or in partnership with one or more agencies that meet the eligibility criteria.
When is the deadline?
Applications are to be submitted by May 20, 2022.
Agencies awarded a grant would be able to begin utilizing it on October 1, 2022. The proposed BWC program and use of the award must be fully implemented within 36 months, or by October 2025.
What resources are available to assist agencies with the application process?
Through our partnership with i-PRO, KELTEK is more than happy to connect any agencies seeking guidance or assistance with the application process with a Grant Development Consultant. Those interested in connecting with this resource should reach out to the KELTEK sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 641-227-2222.
The Office of Justice Programs also provides a Grant Application Resource Guide to those looking for guidance in preparing and submitting their application.