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Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement Program

This program provides reimbursement for costs incurred by municipal police departments whose officers complete the Bridge Academy Training Program.

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting requests for reimbursement. The last day to submit reimbursement requests for FY23 was August 1, 2023. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Frongillo at Samantha.frongillo@mass.gov.

Beginning in 2022, the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) and the Municipal Police Training Committee (MPTC) partnered to issue reimbursement funding to municipal police departments to offset the cost of each departments’ officers completion of the MPTC Bridge Academy Training Program.  OGR made available $1,000,000.00 to address costs incurred by municipalities throughout the Commonwealth for officer training requirements as promulgated by chapter 253 of the acts of 2020.  

This program is made available through state funding.

Program Eligibility:

Only a police department from a Massachusetts municipality (local unit of government) is eligible to apply for reimbursement in order to recover costs incurred as a result of officers’ completion of this required training.  A department is eligible to receive $3,000 cumulatively for each officer who completes all four required trainings (40 hours of Firearms Training, 40 hours of Defensive Tactics Training, 40 hours of Emergency Vehicle Operator Training and 80 hours of online curriculum and testing).

Please note that individual law enforcement officers are ineligible for direct reimbursement through this program. 


FY23 Funding Period Key Dates:

Solicitation Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Reimbursement requests will be accepted from March 30, 2022 until funds are depleted (requests will be considered as they are received and prioritized by submission dates).

Notifications: As requests are received and reviewed, municipalities will be notified accordingly.

Reimbursement Period: July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2023

Deadline: August 1, 2023


Program Materials:

Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement

Bridge Academy Fillable Standard Contract

Bridge Academy Authorized Signatory Form

Bridge Academy Compliance Form/Scope of Work (Updated July 2022)

Bridge Academy Training Municipal Reimbursement Form

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