3 steps to get ready for 2017 grants

Get ahead of the game

It’s time to look ahead to next year. How will your department bridge funding gaps, and acquire critical training and equipment?

Plan. Learn. Train. Here are 3 steps you can take now to get ready for 2017 grants.

Step 1: Plan

What grants will your department go for?

Every year, grants are available from public, private, corporate, and non-profit providers, and those funds can benefit Law Enforcement Agencies like yours.

Take Action

  • Review our list of available Law Enforcement Grants
  • Bookmark programs your agency should try for
  • Review each grant and its requirements
  • Do the work, write the application, and get it done

Step 2: Learn

Solid data and a strong narrative make a big difference.

Just as you need solid evidence to build a good case, grants need solid data and a strong narrative to give you a competitive shot at a program. We maintain comprehensive lists of data and statistical resources plus government websites that you can turn to get that critical information.

Take Action

  • Understand the grant’s requirements
  • Review our resources for the sites you need
  • Pull the data into your application and narrative
  • Follow the rules of the grant

Step 3: Train

Get the training to get the gear.

Whether you are writing your first or your hundredth grant, there is always more to learn and improve. Grants can also be confusing, but solid, “meat and potatoes,” down-to-earth plain-talk training can give you the skills and confidence you need to tackle any grant.

Take Action

  • Discuss with your superiors and administrators how grant-writing training can help your agency
  • Review available resources
  • Check our National Training schedule or take our Online Grant-Writing Course on your schedule and wherever you are

Good luck with 2017 grants!

GRANT ALERT: 2 fire grants to try for this month

Fire equipment grants and fire prevention grants

November is a good month to try for fire grants. Here are the 2 you need to check out.

FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)

America’s Largest Fire Grant Program

2,500 awards projected to protect Firefighters, EMS and the public against fire hazards. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.

Deadline: November 18, 2016

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program

Funding for Fire Prevention, Preparedness & Control Efforts

FM Global offers fire grants to organizations working to combat fire. Through their Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local, and community organizations are eligible.

Deadline: November 30, 2016

GRANT ALERT – 3 law enforcement grants to try for this month

Training. Body Armor. K9.

Training. Body Armor. K9. November is a good month to try for grants. Here are 3 you need to check out.

BJA NTTAC Training and Technical Assistance Grant Service

Law Enforcement Training & Corrections Training

BJA provides training and technical assistance services in the following areas: Adjudication, Corrections, Counter-Terrorism, Crime Prevention, Information Sharing, Law Enforcement, Mental Health, or Substance Abuse.

Apply on an ongoing basis

Working Dog Foundation K-9 Grants

New Hampshire, Maine & Massachusetts Law Enforcement Agencies

The Working Dog Foundation provides monetary grants to help fund K-9 programs in New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts.

Apply on an ongoing basis

North Carolina League of Municipalities Body Armor Grants

Body Armor for North Carolina Police Officers

For those participating in the RMS workers compensation program, the pool will help pay the cost of providing body armor for police officers. The workers compensation program will pay 50 percent of the cost, up to $250 for qualified purchases.

Apply on an ongoing basis