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, 2019 and put into use before June 30, 2020. CAMERAS PURCHASED PRIOR TO JULY 1, 2019 ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REIMBURSEMENT. Like the previous program, all agencies must be GATA approved and be compliant will all statutory and ILETSB obligations and training mandates upon application and prior to being awarded any funds. Only itemized cameras (not storage or optional hardware) and associated training are eligible for reimbursement.
Initial information for this round will be posted to the Board’s website beginning in early March of 2020 and awards are expected to be announced very soon after. Applications will only be accepted until 5:00 pm on Friday May 29, 2020 and no extensions will be available. All equipment purchases must be made prior to the close of the State’s fiscal year on June 30, 2020 and proof of purchase and installation must be made prior to July 31, 2020.
Agencies intending to apply for these grant funds must be prepared to submit the following:
CAMERAS IDENTIFIED IN A PREVIOUS ILETSB AWARD ARE NOT ELIGIBLE
FOR THIS ROUND OF REIMBURSEMENTS.
LEASE AND PAYMENT PLANS ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR THIS REIMBURSEMENT.