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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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 grants often have lower requirements. However, they generally issue less money and often required matching funds.
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.
What’s your plan for continued maintenance? Funders want to make sure the program doesn’t die right out of the box.
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.