Brent Fischer, Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
FY 19 – ILETSB Camera Grant Program

The Board is happy to announce that next round of camera grant awards is being prepared. Under this program, funds will be available to reimburse law enforcement agencies for officer-worn and in-car cameras purchased after July 1, 2018 and put into use before June 30, 2019. CAMERAS PURCHASED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2018 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT. Currently, the Board has authorized $1 million from the Camera Grant Fund to be used for this purpose. Like the previous program, all agencies must be GATA approved prior to receiving any funds and only itemized cameras (not storage or optional hardware) and associated training are eligible for reimbursement.

Initial applications for this round will be posted to the Board’s website beginning in early January of 2019 and awards are expected to be announced in early February. Depending on the availability of funds, additional rolling applications may be accepted further into 2019 with awards announced before the close of the State’s fiscal year on June 30, 2019.

Agencies intending to apply for these grant funds must be prepared to submit the following:

  • Receipts of purchase and payment dated after July 1, 2018
  • The make, model and serial number for all cameras requested for reimbursement
  • Proof of implementation (body-worn) and or installation (in-car) prior to 6-30-19
  • Demographic data as requested by the Board
  • Proof of pre-qualification as required under GATA (Note: This may take several weeks if not already approved.)

 

CAMERAS IDENTIFIED IN A PREVIOUS ILETSB AWARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE

FOR THIS ROUND OF REIMBURSEMENTS