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Grants to USA Law Enforcement Departments, Tribal Agencies, and Rural Agencies for Camera Equipment

Small, Rural, and Tribal Body-Worn Camera (SRTBWC) Microgrant

GrantWatch ID# 197436
Agency: Federal

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
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Important Dates
Deadline: 02/17/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA law enforcement departments, tribal agencies, and government agencies in rural regions for camera equipment. Applicants must submit a preliminary form prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for the lease or purchase of body worn-cameras and may include expenses reasonably related to a comprehensive BWC program. Funds can be used to support pilot BWC programs, establish new BWC implementation, or expand existing programs.


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Additional Eligibility Criteria
The SRT BWC program provides funds for body-worn cameras to:
1) any law enforcement department with 50 or fewer full-time sworn personnel;
2) rural agencies (those agencies within non-urban or non-metro counties); and
3) federally-recognized tribal agencies.

Pre-Application Information
The new microgrant program application kit is now available.
The submission deadline is on 02/17/23. There is a two-step registration process.

A one-to-one match is required and can be an “in-kind” match.

Grant awards will be made in 2023. Please do not purchase your cameras in 2022.


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Contact Information
Complete the form at to access a link to the application portal.

SRT BWC Help Line: 888-235-0565

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