Let’s face it, an increasing number of public safety agencies are looking up to grants as a revenue stream to fund their operational equipment and personnal needs that are beyond their operational budget.
But with the complexity of grant cycle and the competition among public safety agencies, it’s a big challenge to get a grant for your communications equipment.
Here are just a few topics we cover:
- How to define your organization’s needs. Evaluators need to know exactly what you need. A big plus here is if you’ve already identified this need in your strategic planning process and have not been able to fund it through your normal budgeting process.
- Grant funding sources. Quick types on how to search easily and effectively on the web.
- How to write a strong narrative.The number one reason why grant applications are denied? Failure for the grant seeker to follow directions. Once you have found a grant you want to apply for, and are sure you meet the eligibility requirements, read the current RFP very carefully.
- How to manage your grant once awarded. Congratulations! You’ve been successful in obtaining the grant for your defined need. Now, it’s time to put it to use.
- What to do if you didn’t get the grant. Request feedback from the grant source; specifically, you’re looking for guidance on why your application was turned down and what you can do to strengthen your application for future submissions.