Grant Assistance

GLOBALFLYTE IS HERE TO HELP WITH GRANT ASSISTANCE

 

Every year billions of dollars in grants and donations are available to support Public Safety equipment and training needs. GlobalFlyte’s Software as a Service (SaaS) technology suite and Live Eye unmanned aerial system (UAS) qualify for many Federal, State, local and foundation grant programs. GlobalFlyte’s team of experienced grant writers are here to help you search for and prepare appropriate grant applications to help you acquire GlobalFlyte products and services.

 

Please contact our grants office by emailing grants@globalflyte.com.

Justice Assistance Grants and Homeland Security dollars

 

 

Justice Assistance Grants (JAG) offer one of the largest sources of grant funding to support equipment purchases. Most tactical and special operations equipment and gear are eligible items under this program.

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Many local municipalities across the country receive a local JAG allocation directly from the federal government based on their share of their state’s three-year violent crime average.

Each state and U.S. territory also receives an annual JAG award for competitive funding that is available to local and state agencies that don’t qualify for the local allocations. Reach out to your State Administering Agency (SAA) representative to discuss your needs and inquire about the next application period.

Homeland Security Grants can be used to fund a variety of specialized gear, equipment and vehicles, if you use the equipment to respond to domestic or international terrorism events or other crimes that threaten your community. 

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Most of these federal grants are received through your state’s homeland security or emergency management agency, but decisions on the uses of these funds are based on local planning. Grant applications for equipment that will be used as a regional asset may receive more favorable consideration.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released fiscal-year (FY) 2019 notices of funding opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.7 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to prevent and respond to terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.

 

All preparedness notices of funding opportunities can be found at www.grants.gov. Final submissions must be made through the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants system located at https://portal.fema.gov.

The Preparedness Grant Program

The Preparedness Grant Program allocations include more than $350 million for the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG), which assists in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. The FY 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) provides more than $1 billion for states and urban areas to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from acts of terrorism and other threats. The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) provides $415 million to support the implementation of state strategies to address capability targets, and states are required to dedicate 25 percent of SHSP funds to law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. UASI provides $590 million, and states and urban areas are required to dedicate 25 percent of UASI funds to law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) provides $90 million to enhance cooperation and coordination among law enforcement agencies to jointly enhance security along the U.S. land and water borders.

The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program

The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) provides $10 million to eligible tribal nations to implement preparedness initiatives to help strengthen the nation against risk associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards. About $60 million was allocated to the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which targets hardening and other physical security enhancements for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. This year, $50 million is provided to nonprofits in UASI-designated urban areas, and $10 million is provided to nonprofits located in any state or territory.

Intercity Passenger Rail - Amtrak (IPR) program

The Intercity Passenger Rail – Amtrak (IPR) program provides $10 million to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system. The Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) provides $100 million to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve portwide maritime security risk management, and maintain or re-establish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities.

Transit Security Grant Program

The Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) provides $88 million to owners and operators of transit systems to protect critical surface transportation and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure. The Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) provides $2 million to owners and operators of intercity bus systems to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and to increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.

Your agency/department may also qualify for Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) depending on where you are located within the United States. Also consider FEMA’s Emergency Management Preparedness Grant (EMPG), which allows for equipment purchases in preparation for an all-hazards emergency preparation events.

Other Options for Public Safety Funding

Highway Safety Grants

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration administers grants for law enforcement purposes. The Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program has numerous focus areas, including improving enforcement of traffic safety laws, and enhancing emergency services. States typically offer grants to local law enforcement agencies through a competitive application process.

Rural Area Development

If you live in a rural area of the country, you may qualify for a grant or loan under the U.S.D.A. Rural Development Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program. Public safety equipment is an allowable cost under this program.

School Safety Grants

Many more grant opportunities are becoming available for school safety considering recent school shooting events across our country.  Work with your School Resource Officers on special initiatives and include your equipment needs in the budget request.

Corporate Giving Programs

Many large companies and utilities offer grants that target safety and security in the areas where they are located. National freight railroad companies such as BNSF, CSX and Union Pacific administer grants with a focus on keeping the communities safe where their lines are operating. Big box stores such as Target, Walmart and Sam’s Club offer grants to support public safety initiatives in general. Sandwich shop chain Firehouse Subs has also provided grants for first responder equipment across the country. Also consider reaching out to your local utility company to inquire if they have grants that they offer locally or through their corporate office.

Private Foundations

Community Foundations operate across the country by providing funding to non-profit and some government agencies focused on keeping their neighborhoods safe.

Thanks to Policegrantshelp.com for this valuable information.