WATPA Grant Program
The Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority (WATPA) is authorized to provide financial support for use by public agencies to combat and prevent motor vehicle theft and other related crime.The Washington Auto Theft Prevention Authority, through a competitive grant process, allocates moneys appropriated from the Washington Auto Theft Prevention Account in the Washington State Treasury to public agencies for the purpose of establishing, maintaining, and supporting programs that are designed to prevent motor vehicle theft and other related crime. These shall include
Financial support to prosecution agencies to increase the effectiveness of motor vehicle theft prosecution.
Financial support to a unit of local government or a team consisting of units of local governments to increase the effectiveness of motor vehicle theft enforcement.
Financial support for the procurement of equipment and technologies for use by law enforcement agencies for the purpose of enforcing motor vehicle theft laws.
Financial support for programs that are designed to educate and assist the public in the prevention of motor vehicle theft.