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Agencies for Equipment Purchases and Training for Police Officers

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

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

Conf. Date:

04/19/22

Deadline Date:

05/20/22 8:59 PM ET - Grants.gov deadline; 05/25/22 8:59 PM ET - JustGrants deadline.

Description:

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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.

OJP is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights and racial equity, increases access to justice, supports crime victims and individuals impacted by the justice system, strengthens community safety and protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The purpose of the FY 2022 Body-worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies (BWCPIP-LEA) is to fund the purchase of body-worn cameras (BWCs) that are implemented as part of comprehensive BWC programs implemented in publicly funded law enforcement agencies (LEAs) or correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions. In addition, the BWCPIP-LEA Program supports the refinement of existing BWC implementation operating in publicly funded operation through demonstration programs in which BWC implementation practice and operation have exhibited a demonstrable improvement in agency operations and that have a high likelihood of being replicated in other locations.

In order to both increase the number of BWCs deployed in law enforcement agencies across the United States and improve the efficacy and efficiency with which BWC programs are implemented, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) has expanded its BWCPIP Program to five distinct categories:

  • Category 1: Site-based Awards to Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs)
  • Category 2: Funding under this category supports state or territory correctional departments seeking to establish or expand comprehensive BWC programs and have specified plans to implement this technology in a manner that maximizes the benefits of BWCs in correctional settings.
  • Category 3: Funding under this category supports existing or proposed digital evidence integration demonstration efforts in law enforcement agencies, prosecution agencies, or in partnerships between such agencies.
  • Category 4: Funding under this category supports prosecutors’ offices that are seeking to improve their capacity to receive, access, process, better interpret, and more efficiently use digital evidence from BWCs (and other digital devices).
  • Category 5: Funding under this category supports law enforcement agencies that have demonstrated success in using agency-generated BWC footage to (a) promote community outreach efforts, (b) improve officer performance though training using agency BWCs (e.g., de-escalation training) and/or (c) advance constitutional policing practices (e.g., monitoring officer compliance with BWC policy or standards for fair-and-effective policing).

For more information on project categories, see the following link: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2022-171093.pdf#page=9

For more information on goals, objectives, and deliverables, see the following link: https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/O-BJA-2022-171093.pdf#page=14

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178038

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$24,000,000

Number of Grants:

57

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.

Term of Contract:

- Period of Performance Start Date:10/1/22 12:00 AM
- Period of Performance Duration: 36 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible agencies include law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies that perform law enforcement functions, prosecutors’ offices, and state or regional consortia that support such agencies, including state administrating agencies (SAAs). Eligibility is restricted to agencies that are publicly funded. State and regional consortia are eligible to apply, provided they are considered a public agency. “Public agency" means “any State, unit of local government, combination of such States or units, or any department, agency, or instrumentality of any of the foregoing”; as defined in 34 U.S.C. 10251(a)(6).

Category 1 applicants must be publicly funded law enforcement agencies that operate under governmental authorities or special jurisdiction. Eligible agencies include state, local, tribal, public university or college, park, and transportation authority police.
Prosecutors’ offices operating at a municipal, county, or state level are eligible to apply. Privately funded law enforcement agencies are not eligible to apply.

Category 2 applicants must be publicly funded state or territory correctional agencies, provided they perform law enforcement functions as part of regular duties that are supported by public funding. Private correctional agencies are not eligible to apply. Private law enforcement agencies and private correctional agencies are not eligible for funding.

Category 3 applicants must meet the same provisions described for Category 1.

Category 4 applicants must be publicly funded prosecutors’ offices operating at a municipal, county, or state level.

Category 5 applicants must meet the same provisions described for Category 1.

Applicants for the Body-worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program to Support Law Enforcement Agencies may apply on their own behalf or in partnership with one or more agencies that meet the eligibility criteria.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Solicitation Support Webinar
BJA and CNA Corporation will host a webinar on April 19, 2022, at 2:30 p.m. ET, to provide an overview of the solicitation and share helpful information with those interested in applying for funding through the opportunity. Register to participate in the webinar: https://bja.ojp.gov/events/fy-2022-body-worn-camera-solicitation-webinar

Pre-Application Information:

The SF-424 and the SF-LLL must be submitted in Grants.gov by May 20, 2022 at 8:59 PM ET.

The full application must be submitted in JustGrants on May 25, 2022 at 8:59 PM ET.

OJP urges applicants to submit their Grants.gov and JustGrants submissions prior to the due dates to allow sufficient time to correct errors and resubmit by the submission deadlines if a rejection notification is received. To be considered timely, the full application must be submitted in JustGrants by the JustGrants application deadline.

Applications will be submitted to DOJ in two steps:
- Step 1: The applicant must submit by the Grants.gov deadline the required Application for Federal Assistance standard form (SF)-424 and a Disclosure of Lobbying Activities (SF- LLL) form when they register in Grants.gov.

Beginning April 4, 2022, the Federal government will cease using the Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number to uniquely identify entities. At that point, entities doing business with the Federal government will use a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in SAM.gov.
- Step 2: The applicant must then submit the full application including attachments in JustGrants at JustGrants.usdoj.gov.

To advance Executive Order 13929 Safe Policing for Safe Communities, the Attorney General determined that all state, local, and university or college law enforcement agencies must be certified by an approved independent credentialing body or have started the certification process, to be eligible for FY 2022 DOJ discretionary grant funding.

Match is required for Categories 1 and 2: This solicitation requires a 50 percent cash or in- kind match for Categories 1 and 2.

All recipients and subrecipients (including any for-profit organization) must forgo any profit or management fee.

View this opportunity on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=338914

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

Watch the webinar recording: https://bwctta.com/tta/webinars/fy22-bwc-pip-solicitation-webinar

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Grants.gov Customer Support Hotline
800-518-4726 / 606-545-5035
support@grants.gov

JustGrants Service Desk
833–872–5175
JustGrants.Support@usdoj.gov

National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS) Response Center
1-800-851-3420
TTY: 301-240-6310 (hearing impaired only)
grants@ncjrs.gov

CFDA Number:

16.835

Funding or Pin Number:

O-BJA-2022-171093

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