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Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Program

This program provides funding for law enforcement to establish, implement or expand body-worn camera (BWC) programs.



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PLEASE NOTE: This program is not currently accepting applications for funding.

Through this program, the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) provides funding for law enforcement to establish and implement body-worn camera (BWC) programs. Grants funds may be used to create a BWC program or expand an existing BWC program. Funding is not available for the replacement of equipment used by police departments with existing BWC programs.

The program aims to improve public safety; enhance community-police relations; foster better accountability for the actions of police personnel; deter inappropriate conduct by police officers and members of the public; capture digital audio-video evidence for criminal, civil and traffic- related court cases; and to be used as a training tool for officer safety and best practices.

This program is made available through state funding.


Only a police department from a Massachusetts municipality (local unit of government) is eligible to apply. Municipal police departments with less than 50 sworn officers may collaborate in order to submit a joint application for funding under this grant.

Key Dates and Materials

Key Dates:

Opportunity Posted: April 3, 2024
Application Due: Monday, April 29, 2024, 4:00 p.m.
Award Notification (Tentative): May 2024
Performance Period (Tentative): July 2024 – June 30, 2025

Application Materials:

FY25 Body-Worn Camera Program Availability of Grant Funds

FY25 Body-Worn Camera Online Application

FY25 Body-Worn Camera Program Budget Workbook

Resources for FY24 Grant Recipients

Resources for FY24 Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera Program Funding Recipients - please note that these materials are intended for recipients of the FY24 BWC grant program and should not be submitted with applications for FY25 funding.

Contact   for Law Enforcement Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Program

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