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Grant Funding for Education and Public Safety Partnerships

Description:
This presentation will identify grant opportunities that support campus safety initiatives. This includes programs education entities can apply for directly, and also those that require partnerships with law enforcement. We will review specific grant programs deadlines, priorities, award amounts, and examples of previously funded projects. We will also discuss how to effectively justify the inclusion of technology equipment, such as building access systems, fixed surveillance, and body-worn cameras into a grant budget. To conclude, we'll offer some general tips for writing a successful grant proposal to increase the likelihood that attendees' next proposal will stand out from the rest.

This presentation aligns best with the Evaluation/Partnership learning track. As funding for the express purpose of campus safety projects is limited, we will discuss how to facilitate partnerships with other grant eligible agencies to open alternative funding pathways. This will include steps for initial engagement with outside agencies, techniques for formalizing relationships (LOS, MOU, etc.), and tips for avoiding potential challenges to collaboration.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
Strategies for effective program and project design and development 
Methods and strategies that cultivate and maintain relationships between fund-seeking and recipient organizations and funders 

Speakers: 

Ashley is a Grants Development Consultant for Grants Office and manages the government vertical. In that role, she supports teams in their pursuit of funding for public safety, transportation & community development projects. She also works with school safety collaboratives to fund security initiatives, such as building access systems and fixed surveillance. Ashley's experience includes both applying for and administering multi-million-dollar projects from federal, state, and foundation funders.

Elizabeth is a Grants Development Consultant for Grants Office LLC and manages the education vertical. She supports local school districts, colleges & universities, workforce training entities, and non-profit organizations to find and apply for relevant grant funding opportunities. Elizabeth over 10 years of experience within both K-12 and Higher Education and has worked with a variety of grant programs- from federal funds like the ARRA to private, corporate funders like the Lowe's Foundation.