Body-Worn Camera Grant Program (BWC) (Texas)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Texas Office of the Governor


    The purpose of this grant program is to equip peace officers with body-worn cameras. The goal of the Criminal Justice Division is to provide needed funding to improve public safety and support victims of crime by addressing system gaps and promoting innovative solutions to common problems.

    Funds may be used for obtaining body-worn cameras, digital video storage, and retrieval systems or cloud-based services. Subscriptions and/or leasing services that fall within the 12-month performance period are eligible.


    History of Funding

    Approximately $4,825,000 was awarded in FY2024. Please see Grants Office for recipient information.

    Approximately $10,000,000 was available in total funding for FY22.

    Approximately $2,200,000 was available in total funding for FY18/19.

    Additional Information

    Projects funded under this announcement may not be used to support the unallowable services, activities, and costs listed in the Guide to Grants (available at and:

    • Any costs ancillary to the purchase of body-worn cameras, video storage, and retrieval systems or cloud-based services such as policy development, training costs, and staff;
    • Any in-car cameras and/or service agreements for in-car camera software; and
    • Any other prohibition imposed by federal, state or local law or regulation.


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  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are the Texas Department of Public Safety, municipalities, and counties that operate law enforcement agencies employing peace officers under Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Grant funds may only be used to equip peace officers (as defined by Article 2.12, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure) who:

    1. Engage in traffic or highway patrol or otherwise regularly detain or stop motor vehicles; or
    2. Primary responders who respond directly to calls for assistance from the public. 

    All applications submitted by local law enforcement agencies/offices must be submitted by a unit of government affiliated with the agency, including an authorizing resolution from that unit of government. For example, police departments must apply under their municipal government, and community supervision and corrections departments, district attorneys, and judicial districts must apply through their affiliated county government (or one of the counties, in the case of agencies that serve more than one county). 

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by February 8, 2024 by 5pm CST. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Approximately $10,000,000 is anticipated to be available in total funding for FY25. There is no minimum or maximum request under this program, however, applicants should consider the overall spending cap and CJD's desire to provide resources to as many departments as possible. Cost match of 25% is required. Project period is 12 months, beginning September 1, 2024.

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