Sarah WilsonGrants 101
Date last updated: Monday, February 13, 17:19 PST
How would you rate your understanding of available public safety-specific grants?
Very Knowledgeable - No Training Necessary: 2%
Our latest PoliceGrantsHelp homepage poll results showcase some surprising numbers in terms of law enforcement understanding available public safety grants. At PGH, we operate with the assumption that if given enough information and resources you as the first responder should be able to navigate through grant programs, right? Maybe not. An overwhelming amount of you said you have minimal or no knowledge at all when it comes to understanding grants available to law enforcement agencies. Does this mean you are brand new to grants or just don’t have the time to do the research on the programs? Or are you too intimidated to pick up the phone and ask question of the grant maker to better understand the program? Whatever your reason, here are some simple quick suggestions to help improve your knowledge and help you hopefully improve your overall understanding.
First - Where can you Find Grants?
Some key online resources to search for grants include:
When you start preparing your grant application including written sections and you get stuck, I recommend you take the time to review PGH articles and online tutorials that are available to you. We address many of these sections in our Columnists monthly columns (Review Denise Schlegel especially) BJA also put out some training videos on grants as well. I would also recommend if you haven’t already sign up to receive our monthly newsletter directly.
I’m hopeful this will help simplify the process of understanding grants or at the very least provide you some guidance on how to get started. We work hard at putting a lot of information on our sites to make your job easier in finding grants to support the work you do. If there are ever topics we can help with and you don’t see them addressed on the site – send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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