Eligible applicants are limited to public agencies of state government, units of local government, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of the foregoing that performs criminal justice functions.
NOTE: For the purposes of this solicitation, correctional agencies are eligible to apply, provided they perform law enforcement functions as part of their regular duties that are supported by public funding.
Applications were to be submitted on June 5, 2019. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Up to $18,000,000 is available in total funding in FY 2019. Awards across all categories must range from $200,000 to $3,000,000 each. Additional requirements vary based on award category:
- Small to Mid-sized Agencies BJA estimates that 17 or more awards will be made in this category for a total of $5,000,000.
- Large Agencies BJA estimates that 5 or more awards will be made in this category for a total of $3,000,000.
- Extra Large Agencies BJA estimates that 3 or more awards will be made in this category for a total of $4,000,000.
- State or Regional Consortia - BJA estimates that 3 or more awards will be made in this category for a total of $6,000,000.
Cost sharing/matching of 50% (dollar-for-dollar) is required. Project periods will extend 36-months, starting October 1, 2019.
NOTE: All applicants may request no more than $2,000 for each camera to be deployed, up to the agency size funding limitations. Though funds are correlated to the number of cameras, awarded funds may also be used for any part of the BWC program other than line-item data storage costs, which can only be covered with matching funds. BWC systems that are bundled or sold as software-as-a-service (SAAS) with no line-item distinction to data storage costs are permissible for award funding.
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