Archive for September, 2011

Motorola Offers Local Public Safety Grants

September 23rd, 2011 by

Motorola Solutions Grant

September 22, 2011

Applications Due October 14

The Motorola Solutions Foundation Local Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families, and the general public in the United States and Canada. With the financial assistance from this program, the organization can pay for additional resources needed to promote awareness, improve operations, and change more lives.

This grant program is competitive. Please note that with the large volume of anticipated applications, not all organizations that apply will receive grants.

The 2011 Local Public Safety Grants are available to public safety programs such as:

  • Local chapters of police and fire foundations
  • Community disaster preparedness programs
  • Fire/police nonprofit safety organizations
  • Scholarship programs for surviving families of fallen law enforcement officers/firefighters
  • Plus more

Only U.S. 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations may apply. Canadian non-governmental organizations can e-mail the Foundation at for access.

Requests for grant funding must be between $1,000 and $10,000, and cannot be used to support programs already fully funded by federal or state programs. The final day to submit your application is Friday, October 14, 2011. Apply today, and see how the Motorola Solutions Foundation can help your organization help more people.

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) offers a series of training opportunities for fire departments through the NVFC Academy. Topics include courses in health and safety and utilizing Fire Corps in fire prevention, disaster relief, and preparedness efforts. If you have considered bringing this training to your department but do not have the funding, consider applying for the Motorola grant to offset the costs. Click here to learn more about NVFC training opportunities.

Motorola is a Corporate Member of the NVFC.

Click HERE to go to their website!