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Body-Worn Camera Grant Program

The online application period for SFY-2025 is now closed. The next available application opportunity for SFY-2026 will be announced in Spring 2025.


Law Enforcement Instructions for Completing Body-Worn Camera Grant Application
Legal Professionals Instructions for Completing Body-Worn Camera Grant Application

BWC Grant Program Overview

The Body-Worn Camera (BWC) Grant Program Fund was established to provide financial assistance to state and local law enforcement agencies, the Attorney General’s Office, solicitors’ offices, and public defenders’ offices in the initial purchase, maintenance and replacement of body-worn cameras to include ongoing costs related to maintenance and storage recorded by body-worn cameras. This program is funded by the General Assembly. The South Carolina Department of Public Safety’s Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs administers the state-appropriated Body-Worn Camera Grant Program. The South Carolina Public Safety Coordinating Council approves the distribution of the funds.  

  • The total amount of BWC Grant Program funding received since FY 2016 is $31.36 million. 
  • A total of 277 qualifying entities have received BWC grant awards in the amount of $30.84 million since FY2017. 
  • Applications may be submitted annually for new purchases and for the yearly maintenance/storage costs associated with the BWC Grant Program.