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Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program

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Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program

  1. 1. Brought to you by the PoliceGrantsHelp Team Body Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program FY15 Competitive Grant (BWC PIP) In Brief
  2. 2. So what is BWC PIP? • BWC PIP is offered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) BWC PIP– Body-Worn Camera Pilot Implementation Program The goal of the BWC is to support law enforcement agencies efforts to establish or enhance Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation Programs (PIP). (We’re so glad you asked!) A penny for your thoughts, $134.5million for your dreams!
  3. 3. What does it fund? The BWC PIP has five funding categories based on an agency’s size and experiencewith BWCs that focus on funding programs and/or equipment to develop and implement policies and practices required for an effective BWC program adoption. NOTE: 50% in-kind or cash match required
  4. 4. Category I Implementation of New BWC Programs for Large Agencies Department Type: Large police agencies with 1,000 or more sworn officers Overview: This funding category seeks to establish new BWC programs Award Details: 4 awards anticipated; no more than $1,200,000 can be requested
  5. 5. Category II Implementation of New BWC Programs for Mid-Sized Agencies Department Type: Mid-sized police agencies with more than 250, but less than 1,000 sworn officers Overview: This funding category seeks to establish new BWC programs Award Details: 12 awards anticipated; no more than $600,000 can be requested
  6. 6. Category III Implementation of New BWC Programs for Small Agencies Department Type: Small agencies with 250 or less sworn officers Overview: This funding category seeks to establish new BWC programs Award Details: 16 awards anticipated; no more than $250,000 may be requested
  7. 7. Category IV BWC Program Enhancement Department Type: Agencies with existing BWC programs and established BWC policies and practices that want to expand their program to more officer Overview: Funds for cameras and associated hardware, software licenses, and contractual agreements related to the program’s expansion Award Details: 18 awards anticipated; no more than $250,000 can be requested
  8. 8. Category V BWC Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Provider Department Type: Large police agencies with 1,000 or more sworn officers Overview: This funding category seeks to provide an array of TTA to assist grantees with the implementation of BWC programs Award Details: Expected award will be no more than $2,000,000
  9. 9. Who can apply? For categories 1 – 4: • Units of local government • Federally recognized Indian tribes that perform law enforcement functions • Any department or agency that performs criminal justice functions (one of the above two must be designated as the primary applicant)
  10. 10. Who can apply? For category 5: • National and regional public and private organizations • Faith-based and community organizations • Institutions of higher education Note: Applicants must support initiatives to improve the criminal justice system
  11. 11. What is the application process? Part I: Complete the SF-424 in grants.gov Part II: Complete your full application in grants.gov as well
  12. 12. Application Submission Deadline: June 16, 2015 at 11:59 ET What are key date and time?
  13. 13. 9 Rules to Follow when Applying
  14. 14. Rule #1: Know your DUNS Number & EIN • Your application must contain a DUNS number & EIN • If you don’t know yours, look it up online! Your DUNS number will look something like this Your EIN will looks something like this
  15. 15. Rule #2: Get Registered for SAM Your SAM registration status must be active: • When you apply • When you are awarded • Throughout the duration of your federal award Registration can take up to 2 weeks (Let’s get started now!)
  16. 16. Rule #3: Register on Grants.gov Make sure that you are registered on Grant..gov to complete your SF-424 and full application REMEMBER: The earlier you complete your SF-424, the earlier you can submit your full application For technical assistance, contact the Grants,gov Contact Center at 800-518-4726 or e-mail at support@grants.gov
  17. 17. Rule #4: Acquire an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) Make sure you complete your AOR profile and authorize your AOR NOTE: You are going to need your DUNS number to complete this step For technical assistance, contact the Grants,gov Contact Center at 800-518-4726 or e-mail at support@grants.gov
  18. 18. Rule #5: Know your Facts Ask questions like: • Do you have a plan in place to implement and develop your BWC program? • What is the total number of sworn officers within your agency? • Do you have data that supports your agency’s need for body-worn cameras?
  19. 19. Rule #6: Know your Budget • Find out: • What is your total annual operating budget for the current fiscal year? • How will you maximize cost effectiveness of grant expenditures? • Have you estimated and calculated all costs? If you’re still using one of these to do math, click for help
  20. 20. Rule #7: Know your Needs • How many body-worn cameras are you really in need of? • What problems are you hoping to overcome with the implementation of a body-worn camera program?
  21. 21. Rule #8: Understand how your Application will be Judged The review process consists of peer reviews by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) that look for: • Financial stability • Quality of management systems • Proposed project costs • History of performance • And more! Need help with your grant application? Click Here!
  22. 22. Rule #9: Plan Accordingly • Narratives are important BUT your Narratives will only be read if your application passes technical review • The moral of the story: There is no room for error.
  23. 23. Still have questions? We can help! (Because this stuff is hard!) To work with the best of the best Our Grant Writers: • Have a combined 30+ years of grant writing experience • Are all active members of the fire community! • Helped fund more than $53 million in grant awards! • Have a success rate of 60% higher than the national average! Use code: BWC20 for 20% off grant writing and get started today!

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