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Grants to New York Law Enforcement Agencies
to Purchase Equipment to Improve Public Safety

LIVESCAN Equipment Program

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New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS)

Deadline Date:

11/16/21 Noon


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Grants to New York local law enforcement agencies to purchase equipment to improve the quality of the state's criminal justice system and enhance public safety. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several days to complete. Funding is intended for the purchase of Livescan fingerprint processing equipment, which may include reasonable software and installation expenses.

Priority for these funds will be given in the following order:

  • Replacement units
  • Equipment upgrades
  • New units

Permissible uses of grant funds shall be strictly limited to:

  • Any agency that utilizes a host server, shares a Livescan with another agency or physically mails in fingerprint cards may apply for the purchase and installation of replacement or new Livescan equipment (including software) intended to be used to transmit prints directly to DCJS moving forward.
  • Any agency that currently transmits directly to DCJS may apply for replacement equipment, software and/or mechanical upgrades or the purchase of additional Types of Transactions (TOTS).
  • Any agency may apply for the purchase of new equipment if they currently do not possess a Livescan or the purchase of additional new units to augment their existing pool of Livescan equipment. However, significant justification as to how the addition of equipment will enhance the overall public safety of their jurisdiction, must clearly be articulated in the application. Funding priority will be given to replacement equipment.

Applicants also should anticipate that awards under this initiative are one-time awards and accordingly should propose activities and deliverables that can be accomplished without additional funding and by the end of the contract term.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 158203

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may seek up to $15,000 in grant funds per Livescan unit to be purchased, which may include reasonable software and installation expenses.

Term of Contract:

Unless otherwise modified by DCJS, the contract period for this grant opportunity will be 12 months, starting no earlier than January 1, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All local law enforcement agencies from jurisdictions with populations of less than two million are eligible to apply. Prior applicants and awardees may apply.

Equipment purchases must meet all procurement guidelines of federal, state, and local governments, as applicable.

Any use of grant funds not directly related to the purchase and installation of Livescan equipment to replace outdated equipment, mechanical or software upgrades, upgrade from Cardscan equipment, or purchase additional new equipment for agencies who demonstrate a significant need (including software) shall not be eligible for grant support.

Any ongoing service, maintenance, repair, and/or system management expenses beyond the first-year warranty period are also ineligible for grant support.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
- Release Date of RFP: Wednesday, October 13, 2021
- Submission Deadline: Tuesday, November 16, 2021 by Noon
- Deadline for Final Submission of Questions Regarding this RFP: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
- Response to Questions Regarding this RFP Posted: On or about October 26, 2021
- Notification of Award(s): On or about December 20, 2021
- Anticipated Contract Start Date: January 1, 2022

Questions about this RFP will be accepted through Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and answers will be posted here on or about Tuesday, October 26, 2021.

There is a required 25 percent match for grants.

Not-for-profit applicants must be pre-qualified through the New York State Grants Gateway prior to the application submission deadline in order to be eligible for awards under this funding. Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin this process as soon as possible.
Proposals must be received by the submission deadline on-line via the DCJS Grants Management System (GMS). Applicants who are not registered to access GMS will need to obtain user access to respond to this Solicitation.

Applicants will be advised of award decisions via a letter of notification, which will be emailed to the address provided by the applicant in GMS. Applicants not receiving an award will receive notification emailed to the address provided by the applicant in GMS.

All DCJS funding applicants are required to provide a DUNS number, which can be obtained at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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If the applicant has any general questions, please call (518) 457-9787

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