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Body-Worn Camera Grant

Grants to Virginia Law Enforcement Agencies
and IHEs for Video Camera Equipment

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Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Deadline Date:

02/26/21 5:00 PM


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Grants to Virginia law enforcement agencies and institutions of higher education to support the purchase and use of body cameras. Funding is intended to assist agencies that have primary law enforcement responsibilities within their jurisdiction to buy, operate, and maintain body-worn camera systems.

A body-worn camera system is defined as “an electronic system for creating, generating, sending, receiving, storing, and processing audiovisual recordings, including cameras or other devices capable of creating such recording, that may be worn about the person.”

Funds available through this grant solicitation can be used to support one-time cost associated with:

  • Purchases of body-worn camera equipment;
  • Data storage;
  • Operations; and
  • Equipment maintenance.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 193977

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum total project amount, including state funds and the required local cash or in-kind match, is $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for a twelve (12) month period beginning April 1, 2021, to March 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant announcement is restricted to law enforcement agencies within the Commonwealth of Virginia that have primary law enforcement duties within their jurisdiction. Eligible agency types include state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as, colleges and universities employing certified law enforcement officers.

Grant awards may be prioritized for localities making their first body-worn camera purchase and those that do not currently have a body-worn camera program. Localities with an existing body-worn camera program are eligible and encouraged to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

The application due date is February 26, 2021, by 5:00 PM.

Funds distributed through this grant program require a fifty percent (50%) match from local funding sources.

Additional information:

Contact Information:

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

Submit applications to

Please put the name of your locality in the subject line of the email.

Tracy Matthews
(804) 371-0635

Nicole Phelps
(804) 786-1577

Erik Smith
(804) 225-3899

Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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