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CJD announces $16 million available for policing agencies

Friday, November 11, 2016
Source: Office of the Governor's Criminal Justice Division

The Office of the Governor’s Criminal Justice Division (CJD) will open two funding opportunities on Nov. 15, 2016 for law enforcement agencies — one for body cameras and digital video storage, and the other for upgrading crime reporting systems. The grant process will run concurrently closing Jan. 16, 2017. 

This is the second round for the funding opportunities’ grant process and applications must be submitted through eGrants. While CJD will be making slight changes to the request for applications, interested agencies can review the previous year’s request.

> Review the final request of applications starting Nov. 15, 2016.

About the grants

The Body Warn Camera Program will provide funding for cameras worn by frontline officers, digital video storage, and systems for the retrieval and service of the video and equipment. About $2.2 million is available through the Body Worn Camera program with a 20 percent match required for funding. Municipal police departments and county sheriff’s offices are eligible to apply. Agencies that received funding during the first round are eligible for second round funding, but preference may be given to first time applicants.

> Read the previous request for applications.
> Get more information about applying in this year’s grant process.

The National Incident-Based Reporting System (NIBRS) Program will make about $14 million available to assist agencies in switching from the FBI’s Summary Reporting System (SRS) to the NIBRS. While SRS provides an aggregate monthly tally of crimes, NIBRS provides circumstances and context for crimes. Its reporting includes all offenses within a single incident and additional aspects about each event, such location, time of day, and whether the incident was cleared.

> Read the previous request for applications.
> Get more information about applying in this year’s grant process.
> Sign up for the CAPCOG NIBRS workshop on Dec. 8, 2016.

Costs associated with NIBRS and body worn cameras are not eligible through the Justice Assistance Grant Program or any other CJD funding source. 

> Contact Matt Holderread, CAPCOG criminal justice program specialist, for more information or questions about these funding opportunities.
> Read more about CAPCOG’s Criminal Justice Program.

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