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Grants for Public Service
Many public service agencies are familiar with government grants. In theory, it’s a good way to work communications investments into the budget. Investments in tools like Panasonic Toughbooks and Laptops or Panasonic body-worn cameras improve safety, efficiency and transparency.
But finding grants is time consuming, especially if communities have underfunded grants departments. To make it easier, Wireless Inc. offers a Panasonic Grants support program. Agencies can find vetted and relevant grants and get straight to the application step. Public Service agencies can apply for grants on projects to:
- Develop new projects and ideas
- Expand existing initiatives
- Improve safety for personnel or citizens
- Provide training for employees
Public Service employees risk their lives to keep our communities safe, so grants are created with public agencies in mind. They fund projects that benefit a clear need. Needs like making sure police officers, paramedics and firefighters have the tools to do their job—and do it safely.
The Department of Homeland Security, for example, provides funds to fire departments to improve safety equipment, including mobile technology. Technology upgrades include:
- Panasonic body-worn cameras, which allow for more transparency, better evidence gathering and improved personnel tracking with GPS technology
- In-vehicle cameras, like the Panasonic Arbitrator 360 degree HD camera, for better mobile data collection and communication
- Rugged Toughbooks and laptops, for use in harsh environments
Here’s a selection of current Public Sector grant opportunities from The Panasonic Grants Support Program:
Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice
- The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program: JAG provides funding for public safety programs and initiatives. Includes law enforcement, prosecution, courts, prevention and education programs, corrections, drug treatment, drug enforcement, crime victim and witness protection, planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs.
- School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP): funds for K-12 schools to improve safety and improve communication with local law enforcement. Purchasing technology to be used as a warning system and for expedited notification of first-responders in an emergency.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
- The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP): Nonprofits are eligible for funding for equipment, construction, renovation, planning, training, exercises and improving coordination with local law enforcement.
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG): Funds can purchase equipment like body-worn cameras, pay for training, add Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), upfitting vehicles, first responder wellness and adjustments to facilities.
The Wireless Inc. Difference
Wireless has more than 20 years of experience serving Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, New Jersey, Arlington and Delaware with engineering, installation and maintenance of wireless communications systems. We get that every agency is different, so we created the Panasonic Selector Tool. The tool makes it easy for you to identify your communications goals and then it suggests the best Panasonic technology for you.
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