Through this program, the Office of Grants and Research (OGR) provides funding for law enforcement to establish and implement body-worn camera (BWC) programs. Approximately $3.8 million is available during the FY24 funding cycle. 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.
FY24 Funding Period Key Dates:
AGF Posted: June 30, 2023
Application Due: July 31, 2023, at 4:00 p.m.
Anticipated Award Notifications: August 2023
Performance Period: ~ September 2023-June 30, 2024
FY24 Application Materials