Brent Fischer, Director | JB Pritzker, Governor
Camera Grant Information

The ILETSB is excited to announce the next round of our Camera Grant Program is now accepting applications for grants pursuant to 50 ILCS 707/10 which provides for in-dash cameras, body-worn cameras, and related camera training.

Like last year, agencies may seek reimbursement for cameras purchased upon award or previously purchased after July 1, 2018. Agencies may also seek reimbursement for training associated with the use, operation, and maintenance of these cameras that occurred between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2018.

Agencies are free to select the make and model of their choice but are limited again to $895 for each officer-worn body camera and $5,752 for each in-car (dash) camera. Costs associated with installation, and data storage are not reimbursable. Receipts and serial numbers for all cameras claimed for reimbursement must be provided before funds will be issued and each agency must be compliant with all statutory and Board obligations upon application. Applications will be evaluated and assessed based upon community characteristics and agency need. Awards are subject to the availability of appropriated funds and recipients must comply with all special reporting requirements found in Sections 15 and 20 of the Law Enforcement Camera Grant Act.

Pursuant to the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) the recipient of any state award must be pre-registered with the Governor’s Office of Management and Budget. Many police agencies may already be registered in the name of their municipality or county. To begin this registration process, follow this link and complete the application: https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/grantee/pages/default.aspx

Once registered, you can complete the ILETSB application by filling out the following three forms:

 

  1. The Board’s application worksheet found here:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/iletsb2019


  2. The GATA Uniform Application Packet found here:
    FY19 Uniform Application for State Grant Assistance.PDF

    NOTE:  PLEASE SAVE AS “(your agency name) application” and email as a PDF to: denise.matthew@illinois.gov

  3. The GATA Conflict Disclosure Affidavit found here:
    Uniform Grant Agreement Affidavit of Disclosure of Conflicts of interest.pdf

    NOTE: PLEASE SAVE AS “(your agency name) conflict” and email as a PDF to: denise.matthew@illinois.gov

 

The period for application begins on February 1, 2019 and *closes on June 1, 2019. Awards will be announced awarded on a rolling basis before the closure date.

*All purchases and installation must be made prior to the close date (June 30, 2019)


FAQs:

  1. Is my agency already registered under GATA?

    Please check here for a list of previously approved agencies:

    GATA-Illinois Law Enforcement Agencies

  2. Can my agency apply for more than one category of grant?

    Yes

  3. Can we include costs of storage in the claim for reimbursement?

    No

  4. Can we include costs of installation in the claim for reimbursement?

    No

  5.  Our agency paid more than $895/$5,752 per camera, are we eligible for the reimbursement?

    Yes, but each unit purchased is only eligible up to the maximum amount allowed under this grant program.

  6. Our provider did not charge us for cameras but instead charges for monthly/annual services – is this reimbursable?

    No
  7. To submit a question, please do so here: Lya.Ramos@illinois.gov