Body-Worn Camera Grant Opportunity

During the 2023 regular session, the Washington State Legislature allocated $1,600,000 to support body-worn camera grants for the 2023-2025 biennium. $1,200,000 is available for the period of January 1, 2024 to June 30, 2024 and $400,000 is available for the period of July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025.The purpose of this grant program is to assist local law enforcement agencies to establish and expand body-worn camera programs. Law enforcement agencies may use the grants for:

Law enforcement agencies may use the grants for:

  1. the initial purchase, maintenance, and replacement of body-worn cameras;
  2. ongoing costs related to the maintenance and storage of data recorded by body-worn cameras;
  3. costs associated with public records requests for body-worn camera footage; and
  4. hiring of personnel necessary to operate a body-worn camera program.
WASPC will prioritize applications submitted by agencies that do not currently have a body-worn camera program. Grant applications submitted in 2022 will not be carried forward. If your agency applied for funding in 2022, you must reapply and provide up to date information. 


Law enforcement agencies that are awarded grants must:

  • Comply with provisions of chapter 10.109 RCW
  • Demonstrate the ability to redact body-worn camera footage consistent with RCW 42.56.240 and other applicable provisions
  • Provide training to officers who will wear body-worn cameras and other personnel associated with implementation of the body-worn camera program
  • Agree to comply with any data collection and reporting requirements that are established by WASPC as defined below:
    2024 WASPC BWC Grant Report

To apply for this funding, please complete the 2024 WASPC BWC Grant Application - Formstack


  • Proposals are due: December 1, 2023
  • Agency award notification: By December 31, 2023
  • Term of contract: January 1, 2024-June 30, 2024
  • Grant report and invoices due: By July 15, 2024

 For more information, contact Sydney Hansen, Program Coordinator at  [email protected].