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Grants to USA Law Enforcement, Correctional, and Government Agencies for Equipment Purchases and Training for Police Officers

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


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Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
CFDA Number: 16.835
Funding or PIN Number: O-BJA-2023-171562
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/04/23 8:59 PM ET - deadline; 04/11/23 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline. Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies, and government agencies for equipment purchases and related training for police officers. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support body-worn camera purchases, training, personnel expenses, and related technology costs such as infrastructure enhancements, redaction, and storage.

With this solicitation, BJA seeks to expand the adoption of body-worn cameras (BWCs) in state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies, including correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions. BJA also seeks to assist agencies that have existing BWC programs expand and refine those programs, and BJA seeks to promote the more effective management, sharing, and integration of digital evidence generated by BWCs within and between criminal justice agencies.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Site-based Awards to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), 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 and Offices Demonstration Projects
  • Category 5: Using BWC Footage for Training and Constitutional Policing Demonstration Projects

The goals for Categories 1 and 2 are to support the purchase or lease of BWCs by law enforcement agencies or correctional agencies as well as to ensure that they are deployed as part of a comprehensive body-worn camera program that embodies evidence-based and problem-solving approaches. To achieve this comprehensive program, agencies should allow broad stakeholder input into its development, develop plans to integrate BWC technology within the agency’s operational framework, enhance mutual trust between officers and the community, and promote organizational efficiency.

The goals for Categories 3, 4, and 5 are to promote the documentation, development, and sharing of best practices by law enforcement agencies and prosecutors’ offices that have already deployed BWC programs. Successful applicants will be able to assess, document, and share promising practices and lessons learned, all in a manner that allows replication by other interested agencies.

For additional details on each funding category, see

For more information on goals, objectives, and deliverables, see


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)
  • Special district governments
  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligible Applicants:
City or township governments, County governments, Independent school districts, Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized), Public and State controlled institutions of higher education, Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, Special district governments, State governments, Other

- State, county, and local law enforcement agencies
- Correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions
- University and college law enforcement agencies at publicly funded institutions Prosecutors’ offices
- Specialized police forces that are publicly funded (e.g., park police, independent school district police, transit police, or fish and game enforcement agencies)
- State or regional consortia that support such agencies, including state administering agencies (SAAs)

For the purposes of this solicitation, “state” means any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

An applicant entity may submit more than one application, if each application proposes a different project in response to the solicitation. Also, an entity may be proposed as a subrecipient (subgrantee) in more than one application.

BJA will consider applications under which two or more entities would carry out the federal award; however, only one entity may be the applicant. Any others must be proposed as subrecipients (subgrantees).

For further eligibility information for each category, see

Private law enforcement agencies and private correctional agencies are not eligible for funding.

Pre-Proposal Conference
BJA will hold a solicitation webinar on February 20th at 1:00 p.m. ET. This call will provide a detailed overview of the solicitation and allow an opportunity for interested applicants to ask questions. Preregistration is required for all participants.


Pre-Application Information
The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in by April 04, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants by April 11, 2023 8:59 PM ET.

To use the webinar time most efficiently, BJA encourages participants to review the solicitation and submit any questions they may have in advance and no later than February 17.

Before submitting an application, all applicants must register with the System for Award Management (SAM). Registration and renewal can take up to 10 business days to complete.

Applications must be submitted to DOJ electronically through a two-step process via and JustGrants:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF-424) and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SFLLL) form when they register in Submit the SF-424 and SF-LLL as early as possible, but no later than 48 hours before the deadline. If an applicant fails to submit in, they will be unable to apply in JustGrants.
- Step 2: The applicant must submit the full application, including attachments, in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Matches are required for Categories 1 and 2. This solicitation requires a 50 percent cash or in-kind match for Categories 1 and 2. No matches are required for Categories 3, 4, and 5, which are demonstration projects.

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For a list of application documents, see the Package tab (press Preview) on the page above.

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Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants
Category 1: 40 awards; Category 2: 5 awards; Category 3: 2 awards; Category 4: 2 awards; Category 5: 2 awards.

Estimated Size of Grant
For agencies that primarily intend to initiate, pilot, or expand a BWC program through the purchase or lease of BWCs (Categories 1 and 2), federal funding for awards cannot exceed $2,000 per BWC. The absolute cap on these awards is $2,000,000.

The maximum amount of funding for Categories 3, 4, and 5 is $1,000,000.

Term of Contract
- Period of Performance Start Date: 10/1/23 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Contact Information
Submit questions to

For assistance with the requirements of this solicitation, contact the OJP Response Center at 800-851-3420, 301-240-6310 (TTY for hearing-impaired callers only), or

For technical assistance with submitting the SF-424 and a SF-LLL in, contact the Customer Support Hotline at 800-518-4726, 606-545-5035, Customer Support, or

For technical assistance with submitting the full application in JustGrants, contact the JustGrants Service Desk at 833-872-5175 or

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