2020 Police Grant Funding Guide

Secure Funds for Police Technology Initiatives, In-Car Video, and Body Cameras

Grant Funding Guide

Law Enforcement Grants

Navigating through the world of grants for law enforcement can be difficult. So, let us help you cut through the noise.

For a complete list of grants tuned for video policing technology, fill out our form and we’ll give you some of the most popular federal funding grants available.

Police agencies need to secure funding for technology as early as possible. Struggling with your grant proposal? Read below.

The Bigger Picture

One of the keys to creating a grant-ready project is to think of the big picture.

  • How do body-worn cameras and in-car video promote a safe community?
  • Does recording all police interaction with the public improve citizen engagement?
  • Can new tech help lower occurrences of crime, improve conviction rate, and eliminate frivolous lawsuits?

Start thinking broadly. Your winning proposal will thank you.

2020 List of Body-Worn Camera Grants

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Grant Funding Webinar

Body-Worn Camera Statistics

National Institute of Justice: Body-Worn Camera Laws Database

Bureau of Justice Assistance: Body-Worn Camera Toolkit

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights: Police Body Worn Cameras: A Policy Scorecard

Sources for Grant Funding

There’s a wide variety of tech-friendly grant programs available to fill funding gaps for body-worn camera and in-car video initiatives. They come from three main sources:

Federal Funding

Federal grants are the largest in award size and scale. Likewise, they can be the most complex. There are 26 federal grant-making agencies issuing more than $500 billion every year.

State Funding

State grants often have lower requirements. However, they generally issue less money and often required matching funds.

Private Funding

Private funding is great for supporting smaller projects or pairing with federal or state grants.

How to Write a Police Grant

When you’re looking for body-worn camera grants, one of the hardest components is writing a winning proposal. Clearly articulating your case requires a writer’s skillset that may not come naturally.

Once you’ve found the right grant for your police agency (get the guide now), you need to write your proposal. Your proposal should have four main sections:

Describe Your Needs

Are you facing threat assessments or vulnerabilities? Are there state requirements you need to fill? Put your situation into context for the grant reviewer.

Describe Your Approach

What is the nature and scope of your project? Did you consider alternatives to solve your needs? Why did you choose this solution? This is your chance to highlight the advantages of your project.

List Your Outcomes

What are the results you’re looking for? How can you measure effectiveness? Use charts, list timeframes. The more specific your metrics, the better.

Future Funding

What’s your plan for continued maintenance? Funders want to make sure the program doesn’t die right out of the box.

Sample Grant Proposals

Body Camera Grant Proposal Sample

Looking for a sample grant proposal for your body camera or in-car video initiative? We’ve got you covered. Download three winning police grant proposal samples. No strings attached.

Technical Specs for Body-Worn Camera Proposals

The U.S. Department of Justice has minimum technical requirements in its funding programs. See requirements.