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Local Body Camera Grant

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About the Indiana Local Body Camera Grant

The state of Indiana, through procedures established by the Indiana State Police and administered by the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, will provide matching grants to city, town and county law enforcement agencies for the acquisition of body-worn cameras to enable the provision of essential government services, despite substantial reductions in revenue suffered by local entities because of the COVID-19 public health emergency. This program will be known as the Indiana Local Body Camera (ILBC) Grant Program.

The state will provide matching grants to city, town and county law enforcement agencies for the acquisition of body cameras through annual appropriations. Grant funds may only be used for the purchase of body cameras and may not be used to purchase video storage equipment or services.

Application (Notice of Funding Opportunity)

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    Application

    The online FY22 ILBC Grant application is available through the IDHS grants management system IntelliGrants. All required forms have been incorporated into the online grant application.

    Applicants can save, retrieve, update and revise their work through the end of the application period prior to submission. Applicants should save their work often as the electronic application system includes a time-out feature. If no “save” activity is detected after a period of time, the application will time out and all information that is not saved could be lost. Therefore, it is recommended that applicants type information offline, using a word processing program, and cut-and-paste the text into the appropriate sections within the application to avoid losing any information. The automated system does not allow an applicant to submit an incomplete application and alerts the applicant when required information has not been entered.

    Apply online via IntelliGrants

    Need Help with IntelliGrants? Visit the IntelliGrants page.

Eligibility

Eligibility for project funding will be limited to city, town and county law enforcement agencies only, and only one ILBC Grant application will be allowed from each law enforcement agency. Partial awards may also be available.

Priority 1 Funding
  • Any law enforcement agency that has not previously purchased body-worn cameras will be given highest priority for funding (“Priority 1 Funding”). Priority 1 Funding applicants are eligible to apply for grant funding in an amount not to exceed eight hundred dollars ($800) per full-time officer employed by the agency.
Priority 2 Funding
  • Any law enforcement agency that has previously purchased body-worn cameras will be given second priority for funding (“Priority 2 Funding”) for the purchase of additional body-worn cameras. Priority 2 Funding applicants are eligible to apply for grant funding in an amount not to exceed four hundred dollars ($400) per full-time officer. Availability of Priority 2 Funding will be subject to the amount of Priority 1 Funding awarded.

To be eligible for Priority 1 or Priority 2 funding, each law enforcement agency applicant shall certify that it has implemented or will implement a body-worn camera policy prior to the expenditure of any funds for which it will request reimbursement under the ILBC Grant Program.

Match Criteria

A law enforcement agency must be able to provide matching funds for this grant. Matching contributions for this program must be program allowable. This can include camera equipment costs and other body-worn camera program costs such as storage, software, licenses, services, training, etc.

The following matching grant requirements apply to this program:

County
  • (A) Fifty percent (50%), if the county has a population greater than or equal to fifty thousand (50,000).
  • (B) Twenty-five percent (25%), if the county has a population of less than fifty thousand (50,000).
City/Town
  • (A) Fifty percent (50%), if the city or town has a population greater than or equal to ten thousand (10,000).
  • (B) Twenty-five percent (25%), if the city or town has a population of less than ten thousand (10,000).

Each applicant will be required to provide copies of actual invoices and proof of payment for the equipment. Invoices should be detailed to show equipment as its own line item. House Enrolled Act No. 1001 prohibits the use of grant funds for purchases of video storage equipment or services.

Have Questions? See the Grants Frequently Asked Questions page for initial help before submitting a support ticket.