Every year, more than $600m is made available through grant funding to support agencies looking to purchase and install mobile surveillance units.
WCCTV recently published a step-by-step guide on writing and submitting a grant funding application; you can download your free copy below.
Below, WCCTV, the USA's leading supplier of rapid deployment surveillance cameras for law enforcement, highlight four of the key grant funding streams available to PDs right now.
Listed below are all of the grant programs that have supported agencies with the purchase of surveillance cameras.
The Department of Justice (DoJ) offer grant funding opportunities that allow for the purchase of surveillance cameras and other equipment.
The Justice Assistance Grant program awards grants to state and local government units to specifically enhance the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate, arrest and prosecute criminals.
Although the DoJ grants cover a broad range of crime prevention initiatives, a well written and comprehensively justified request for surveillance camera funding will succeed.
An example of this is the Waxahachie Police Department, which recently received $50,000 of funding via a Justice Assistance Grant to purchase a mobile surveillance trailer.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides grant opportunities to support state and local government agencies with any initiatives aimed at creating safer neighborhoods.
Avail grants cover mobile surveillance cameras, including the purchase of equipment and associated training programs.
Four grant programs comprise the Homeland Security grant program, these are the State Homeland Security Program, the Urban Areas Security Initiative, the Citizen Corps Program and the Metropolitan Medical Response System.
The DoJ also sponsors the Public Safety Partnership and Community Policing Grants program.
These grants are awarded to support any state and local law enforcement agencies looking to implement preventive measures to crime, rather than reactive ones.
These grants cover the purchase of crime prevention technology, such as mobile surveillance cameras, as part of an overall community policing strategy.
ISDs can apply for grant funding to cover the cost of surveillance cameras and installations to support their effort in making their facilities safer.
The Secure Our Schools Program, which is funded by the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), provides grants that specifically cover surveillance cameras as a tool for violence prevention within school settings.
These grants will typically cover up to 50% of the total project costs.
If you require mobile video surveillance cameras to address existing or emerging crime issues, please get in touch with WCCTV today and speak to our law enforcement and city safety systems specialist.
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