New grant-writing training

National and Online Training for Public Safety Grant Writing

Join us in University Center, MI, Sept. 29-30, 2020

Two days of meat and potatoes grant-writing training!

We designed our training to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer. Presented in language you can understand and comprehend. Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!

5 ways to get ready for grants

Winner!

Join us online and in-person for the training that helps you tackle any grant

Spring and summer are perfect times to get ready for upcoming grants… and there are some big ones on the way.

Do you know “how to speak grants?”

Do you know how to convey what your agency needs?

Do you know how to back up your grant with the right data and story?

No matter your location, size, or need, odds are there is a grant program out there that can help you. And we can help you “get the training, that gets the grants, that gets the gear!”

Join us this summer for our national in-person grant-writing training. Or if those don’t work in your schedule, check out our online training too.

See you in the winner’s circle!

Mark your calendar – new grant-writing training!

August 22-23, 2019, Carpinteria, CA

Just added to the training calendar!

Join us in Carpinteria, CA, for 2 days of meat-and-potatoes grant-writing training. We’ve designed our training to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer.

Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!

Register early to hold your seat in class.

Grant writing at a Motor Speedway?

New Hampshire Motor Speedway

You know how we talk about how fast-paced the world of grants is?

That’s why it’s so perfect that you have a great opportunity to join us for a special grant-writing training on May 30-31, 2019.

New Hampshire’s Loudon Police Department has graciously arranged for us to host our training at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Come join us for two days of meat-and-potatoes grant writing training designed to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer. Presented in language you will understand.

Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!

See you at the track!

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New grant-writing training!

Public safety grant writing training in Urbana, Illinois

Join us for public safety grant-writing training

April 4-5, 2019, ILEAS Training Center, Urbana, IL

Just south of Chicago, our friends at Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) are once again opening their doors for 2 days of grant-writing training. First responders and public safety grant writers from around the country will be gathering for plain-talk, meat-and-potatoes training that gives you the ins and outs for writing competitive grants.

Start talking with your chief, captain, or municipal contacts now so your department can join us.

This training is April 4-5, 2019-a great way to get your 2019 grant efforts in full gear.

First responders and public safety agencies, get ready for 2019 grants


Once summer gives way to fall, we all know how close we are to the holidays… and then to another new year. As we head into the final months of 2018 and look ahead to 2019, there is lots your department can be doing right now to prepare for next year’s grant opportunities.

Conduct a needs assessment

Proper planning involves a myriad of things, one of which is assuring that you have proper manpower and equipment to carry out your basic mission for your citizens. A needs assessment gives you the facts you need to know about how well prepared your department is to carry out its primary function.

How to do a needs assessment

What grants will you go for?

Each year, public, private, corporate, and non-profit organizations provide thousands of grants worth billions of dollars. What programs are out there that your agency could benefit from? What program will you try for for the first time? What programs have you tried for and gotten rejected, but you’re determined that this year be the year you get to the winner’s circle? Remember: Lots of grants open for applications during the first quarter!

Don’t miss another grant

Know and practice the 4 things grant winners have in common

Over the years we’ve looked at thousands of grant applications, and we have seen it all. The good. The bad. The ugly. And there are things that consistently set the winners apart from the losers. Put our 4 tips to work in your grant efforts, and you will be far more likely to celebrate a grant award in 2019.

The 4 things grant winners have in common

Let the numbers do the talking

You can make a well-stated case for why your department needs a grant more than another, but you also have to back up your story with hard data. Luckily, there’s lots of that out there. Demographics, critical infrastructure, economics, you name it.

Get the numbers and facts you need with our resource lists

Train

Just as you train for different incidents, it takes solid training to write a good grant too.

Check out our online training and national training options for what’s right for you

Need help with all this?

Our expert Senior Grant Consultants are a phone call or an email away.

Contact us today

Fall & winter grant training schedule


Before we know it, summer will be on the wane. Vacations will be ending. School will be starting. Someday the temperature might even cool off…

As we start to think about fall and–can you believe it?–the year to come, it’s also a great time to talk with your department and municipality about getting grant-writing training. Since our training is only for first responders, emergency management, and public safety agencies, it’s tailored exactly for what you need to write and send out the most competitive grants you can.

Check out our schedule and sign up for the in-person or online class that’s best for you.

Carmel, NY, Nov. 16 -17, 2018

Old Bridge, NJ, Dec. 10 – 11, 2018

Shelby, NC, Jan. 24-25, 2019

More funding and no more missed deadlines: New technology alerts you about upcoming grants


GrantFinder: How to plan now for future grants - First Responder Grants

Alerts and calendar keep you on top of upcoming grants and deadlines

You found a great grant, only to discover it’s not accepting applications at the time. It will be in the future though. But that opens up its own can of worms. Now you have to figure out a way to keep track of the grant, when it opens, when it closes… and you know how it’s going to end. You’ll smack yourself on the head after missing the deadline. After all, with so many other duties, responsibilities, and tasks in your day-to-day life, how will you prevent another application period from passing you by?

There is a way to plan for grants so you don’t miss out. Just use Grant Calendar and Grant Alerts, 2 powerful tools in GrantFinder, the resource that’s like Google for grants. A combination of GrantFinder’s Calendar and Grant Alert tools can help you stay on top of pending deadlines and upcoming new programs.

Grant calendar

At-a-glance view of when grants are open and closing

GrantFinder: Grant Calendar - First Responder Grants

On August 1, 2017 alone, 124 grants have their deadline.

How do we know that? Because GrantFinder’s powerful Calendar view showed us.

GrantFinder’s Grant Calendar gives you the ability to browse grants based on timeline, deadline, and funding source. This powerful visual tool shows deadlines of grants so you can look for a program based on schedule.

Calendar also gives you an at-a-glance view that helps you plan out your application efforts. If you’re looking for programs with deadlines, say, next month, next quarter, or even further down the road, GrantFinder’s Calendar can show you that.

Grant alerts

Have those grants come to you

GrantFinder: Set your email preferences

Sure, you can use GrantFinder’s Calendar and Search to help you hunt for grants, but wouldn’t it be nice if the grants could come to you?

With GrantFinder’s Grant Alerts, you can set up email notifications based on your needs and preferences. Once setup, Grant Alerts will monitor GrantFinder’s system and email you the latest news about programs relevant to your needs.

You can customize your email alerts by:

  • Grant Categories
  • Matching Requirement
  • Funder Type
  • Who Can Apply?
  • Geographic Coverage

From there, you can even tell GrantFinder what day or days of the week you’d like to receive your emails.

Grant Alerts turn GrantFinder into your own grant search engine, but it does the work for you—and lets you know when it’s time to go into application mode.

Grants found—in time for the deadline!

GrantFinder’s powerful tools can help you never again have that horrible feeling that comes when you miss a deadline for a grant that would have been perfect for your department.

Subscribe now and start finding the grants you need today:

Start Planning Your Agency’s 2015 Grant Strategy


Public Safety Grant News and Tips by Kurt Bradley, Certified Grants Consultant

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The end of the year is coming fast and furious, and it’s time to look ahead to 2015. What is your department’s strategy for next year’s grants? How will you bridge the gap between your agency’s needs and budget?

As you look to next year, here are some things to remember that we can help you with:

Review Open Grants»

We maintain lists of public safety grants that can help you fund a range of projects, staffing, and equipment needs. Go»

Grant Writing & Review Services»

Want a final perspective and revision before sending off your all-important grant application? Need someone to write your grant for you? We can help. Go»

Annual Grant Services Package»

We offer an economical, bundled, annual subscription package of grant writing support services for public safety and emergency service providers just like you. Go»

Attend Our Online Training or National Classes»

Whether online or in person, we offer specialized grant-writing training just for public safety agencies and first responders. Go»

2015 can be your department’s year for grants.

Get the funding you need! Contact us today for how we can best help you.

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Public Safety Grant Training in Guam


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Public Safety Grant-Writing Training from First Responder Grants

Are you in Hawaii or the Pacific Island Territory Islands? We’re bringing our grant training to Guam!

Our 2-day Grant Writing for Public Safety and First Responder Agencies training class will be held Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Guam Community College, Barrigada.

All are welcome to attend this course, a considerable cost savings to your agency as opposed to the cost of sending students to the mainland for our regularly scheduled classes.

Cost to attend: $500 per student. Registration and payment of tuition fees for this class will be handled directly through Guam Community College. For further information contact Senior Grant Consultant Kurt Bradley at 863-551-9598 or kbradley@firstrespondergrants.com at First Responder Grants, or contact Director of P.O.S.T certification, Dennis Santo Tomas, at Guam Community College directly at coronetst@gmail.com or by phone at (671) 788-1537.

This is a unique opportunity for those agencies eligible for and seeking federal grant assistance for their agencies through DHS that are located in the South Pacific.

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