2019 Body-Worn Camera Grants Announced
Police grants columnist Therese Matthews advises on applications for the BJA’s 2019 body-worn camera grants.
The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) within the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) just announced the opening of the Fiscal Year 2019 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies Grant Opportunity.
A total of $18 million in competitive grants will be awarded to public agencies and national, state or regional organizations representing publicly funded law enforcement agencies. Grants can be used to implement a new body-worn camera (BWC) program or expand an existing program.
There are a few changes in the grant program over last year. These include:
- An increase in the allowable federal funding per camera cap to $2,000 (up from $1,500)
- Expansion of funding categories
- Revision of administrative requirements