BJA FY2017 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

Deadline: Feb. 16, 2017

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Grant Guidelines (PDF)

BJA FY2017 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program – Law Enforcement – First Responder Grants : http://firstrespondergrants.com/frg_grants/grant_view/grant/236

$17,000,000 for Law Enforcement Body Worn Cameras (BWCs)

Individual agency awards up to $1,000,000

The FY2017 Body Worn Camera (BWC) Policy and Implementation Program will support the implementation, including the purchase, deployment, maintenance, data storage, and policy development of a body-worn camera program, and the necessary policies for law enforcement agencies. The program will play a critical role in the creation, implementation, and evaluation of problem solving approaches that incorporate BWCs into officer practice in selected jurisdictions.

BJA is soliciting applications from law enforcement agencies to develop a comprehensive, problem-solving approach that incorporates BWCs into officer practice by implementing a first-time program or enhancing an existing BWC program that includes the following elements:

  • Implementation of a BWC program developed in a planned and phased approach that first achieves broad stakeholder, local political leadership, and community engagement, and then leverages partnership input to address policy, training, deployment, and procurement requirements.
  • Implementation of appropriate privacy policies that, at a minimum, address BWC program issues involving civil rights, domestic violence, juveniles, and victims’ groups, and legal liabilities of release of information.
  • Implementation of operational procedures and tracking mechanisms that address the use, review, access, storage, retention, redaction, and expungement of digital voice and audio evidence.
  • Training of officers, administrators, and associated agencies requiring access to
    digital multimedia evidence (DME).

What this grant does for your agency

Successful applicants will develop and implement policies and practices required for effective program adoption, and will address program factors including the purchase, deployment, and maintenance of camera systems and equipment; data storage and access; and privacy considerations. BJA expects the BWC programs to make a positive impact on the quality of policing in these jurisdictions and to inform national efforts to improve the use of BWCs more broadly. While BWC equipment may be purchased under this program, successful applicants must demonstrate a commitment and adherence to a strong BWC policy framework, including comprehensive policy adoption and requisite training.

Agencies awarded the BJA FY2017 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program receive grants as follows

  • Category 1: Implementation or Expansion of BWC Programs for Small Agencies. Seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in police agencies with 25 or fewer sworn officers. Applicants may request no more than $50,000 under this category. BJA estimates 40 awards will be made in this category for an estimated total amount of $2,000,000. There is a minimum request of $10,000 for this category. If an agency does not require this level of funding they are encouraged to partner with other criminal justice agencies to combine projects and have one of the agencies act as the applicant while the partner agencies act as subrecipients. This category is not restricted by the $1,500 camera metric, though peer reviewers and BJA will consider the cost ratio of requested funds to the number of body-worn cameras.
  • Category 2: Implementation or Expansion of BWC Programs for Mid-Sized Agencies. Seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in mid-sized
    police agencies with more than 25 sworn officers and up to 250 sworn officers. Applicants may request no more than $400,000 under this category. BJA estimates 10 awards will be made in this category for an estimated total amount of $4,000,000. Applicants for this category may request no more than $1,500 for each camera to be deployed in this phase of their BWC program, up to the agency size funding limitations. Though funds are correlated to the number of cameras, awarded funds may also be used for any part of the BWC program other than line-item data storage costs, which can only be covered with matching funds. BWC systems that are bundled or sold as software-as-a-service (SAAS) with no line-item distinction to data storage costs are permissible for award funding.
  • Category 3: Implementation or Expansion of BWC Programs for Large Agencies. Seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in large police agencies with more than 250 and up to 1,000 sworn officers. Eight awards are anticipated, and applicants may request no more than $750,000 for an estimated total amount of $6,000,000 under this category. Applicants for this category may request no more than $1,500 for each camera to be deployed in this phase of their BWC program, up to the agency size funding limitations. Though funds are correlated to the number of cameras, awarded funds may also be used for any part of the BWC program other than line-item data storage
    costs, which can only be covered with matching funds. BWC systems that are bundled
    or sold as software-as-a-service (SAAS) with no line-item distinction to data storage
    costs are permissible for award funding.
  • Category 4: Implementation or Expansion of BWC Programs for Extra-Large Agencies. Seeks to establish new or expand existing BWC programs in extra-large
    police agencies with more than 1,000 sworn officers. Five awards are anticipated, and applicants may request no more than $1,000,000 for an estimated total of $5,000,000 under this category. Applicants for this category may request no more than $1,500 for each camera to be deployed in this phase of their BWC program, up to the agency size funding limitations. Though funds are correlated to the number of cameras, awarded funds may also be used for any part of the BWC program other than line-item data storage costs, which can only be covered with matching funds. BWC systems that are bundled or sold as software-as-a-service (SAAS) with no line-item distinction to data storage costs are permissible for award funding.
  • Note: $1,500 is not the expected cost of a body-worn camera. Paired with the matching funds, it is the expected total program costs for one (1) camera system to include: Camera, Storage, Software, Licenses, Services, Policy Development, Training, etc.

Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • County governments
  • State governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • City or township governments.

About the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)

BJA’s mission is to provide leadership and services in grant administration and criminal justice policy development to support local, state, and tribal justice strategies to achieve safer communities. BJA supports programs and initiatives in the areas of law enforcement, justice information sharing, countering terrorism, managing offenders, combating drug crime and abuse, adjudication, advancing tribal justice, crime prevention, protecting vulnerable populations, and capacity building. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Thurs., Feb. 16, 2016.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: BJA-2017-11221. Apply for the BJA FY2017 Body-Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Program

Application Period for the FY 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants is Coming Soon

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe FY 2016 SAFER application period is right around the corner. The open application period dates will be released as soon as the information becomes available.

Start planning your FY 2016 SAFER Grant application now by reviewing the technical assistance tools below. These tools were produced specifically to help potential applicants begin to plan their 2016 applications ahead of the application period. The tools can be viewed on the AFG website or downloaded to your computer.

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) – COMING SOON
  • FY 2016 SAFER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • FY 2016 Application Checklist: This checklist will help you prepare your SAFER grant application
  • FY 2016 Self-Evaluation – Hiring of Firefighters: Career, combination, and volunteer fire departments
  • FY 2016 Self-Evaluation – Recruitment and Retention – Fire Departments: Combination and volunteer fire departments
  • FY 2016 Self-Evaluation – Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organizations
    National, State, Local, or Tribal Volunteer Firefighters Interest Organizations

SAFER Grants Help Desk: If you have questions about the technical assistance tools listed below, call the toll-free number at 1-866-274-0960; or send email questions to firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

SAM.gov Registration is Required to Apply and Receive Grants

The FY 2016 SAFER application period will be here before you know it. All eligible applicants must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) before you can submit an application. Per 2 CFR § 25.205, FEMA may not make an award to an entity until the entity has complied with the requirements to provide a valid DUNS number and maintain an active SAM.gov registration with current information. SAM.gov consolidates federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

To register, or validate your information, please visit: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/

SAM.gov Registration Tips: Please ensure the following items are current in SAM and the DUNS number used in SAM is the same one you use for all FEMA applications:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Banking information (type of account (checking or saving), routing number, and account number
  • Many websites may look official in appearance but are not. As a reminder, registration in the SAM.gov is FREE
  • SAM.gov registration is only active for one year and must be renewed annually.
    FEMA has prepared a technical assistance document, the SAM.gov Get Ready Guide. This document is designed to walk you through the SAM.gov registration process
  • This information should be consistent in all registration documents

Should you need assistance with your SAM.gov account, there are several ways to get
help:

  • Submit your SAM.gov question online to the Federal Service Help Desk at https://www.fsd.gov/fsd-gov/home.do
  • Call the Federal Service Help Desk toll free at 866-606-8220
  • SAM Quick Start Guide For New Grantee Registration and SAM Video Tutorial for New Applicants are tools created by the General Services Administration to assist those registering with the System for Award Management (SAM).

If you have questions or concerns about your SAM.gov registration, please contact the Federal Support desk at https://www.fsd.gov

Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Grants Program

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

Prepare for Emerging Threats and Hazards

Grant Website & Guidelines

Deadline: Feb. 10, 2017

$35.94 Million in Grants to Prevent and Prepare for Terrorist Attacks

The FY2016 Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) Program provides $35.94 million to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions for improving their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

What this grant does for your agency

The FY2016 CCTA Program intends to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation. Following a competitive process, selected local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions will receive funding specifically to build and sustain capabilities to enhance their preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, to include the following components:

  • Identifying capability gaps
  • Developing and/or updating plans
  • Training to implement plans and procedures, and
  • Conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

The FY 2016 CCTA Program will prioritize projects that incorporate the following
factors:

  • Develop comprehensive and sustainable approaches to enhance preparedness for
    complex coordinated terrorist attacks.
  • Develop and advance regional partnerships and whole community collaboration.
  • Promote creative, innovative, and replicable approaches to preparing for complex
    coordinated terrorist attacks.
  • Develop and share lessons learned and best practices associated with preparing for
    complex coordinated terrorist attacks between jurisdictions.

Agencies awarded the Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA) receive funding up to $2,500,000.

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO. FEMA encourages interested jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to apply. The projected number of awards is 25-30, with a period of performance of 36 months.

Grant Eligibility

For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:

  • Local governments (as defined by 2 C.F.R. § 200.64)
  • State governments (includes all 56 states and territories, which includes any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands)
  • Federally-recognized Tribal governments

About the FEMA Protection and National Preparedness (PNP)

Protection and National Preparedness (PNP) is responsible for the coordination of preparedness and protection related activities throughout FEMA, including grants, planning, training, exercises, individual and community preparedness, assessments, lessons learned, continuity of government and national capital region coordination. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., Feb. 10, 2017.

Apply

Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-NPD-133-00-01. Apply for the Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA)