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FY 2023 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies

Opportunity ID
Solicitation Status
Fiscal Year
Closing Date
Posting Date
Solicitation Type
Grants.gov Deadline
April 4, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern
Application JustGrants Deadline
April 11, 2023, 8:59 pm Eastern

Through this opportunity, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding law enforcement agencies, prosecutors’ offices, and correctional agencies performing law enforcement functions to purchase or lease body-worn cameras (BWCs) to establish or expand comprehensive body-worn camera programs with a specific and demonstrated plan to implement this technology to maximize the benefits of BWCs. Funding under this program also supports agencies with existing BWC programs that are seeking to improve the management, sharing, and integration of digital evidence generated from BWCs; optimize how prosecutors leverage BWC footage to improve operations; or use BWC footage to enhance officer training or constitutional policing practices.

Solicitation Categories:

  • Category 1: Site-based awards to law enforcement agencies (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 body-worn camera footage in prosecutors’& offices demonstration projects
  • Category 5: Using BWC footage for training and constitutional policing demonstration projects

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

See the solicitation for additional opportunity and eligibility details, as well as directions on how to apply.


Number of Awards: 52
Total Amount Awarded: $20,115,782

Date Created: February 6, 2023