Guide to Key Grant Opportunities

Posted by Jill McNamara

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Our specialist Rich Nowakowski (RCN Consulting) says, “Grants: A lot of agencies just don’t get it.”

     Applying for grants is like applying for a job; you have to follow many specific rules to even be put into the submit pile. The decision maker starts sorting through a stack of grant proposals like a stack of resumes and if the proposal doesn’t fit the right font or format requirements, they’ll toss it out. Before you go after grants, there are some important things to know.

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Tags: Public Safety Communications, Grant Funding

How Will Your Agency Fund an LTE network? A Digital Upgrade? Grants.

Posted by Jill McNamara

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

   Have you ever wondered, 'How can I find funding opportunities that apply to my needs?' In an effort to keep you informed, Chicago Communications supports the Motorola Grant website as one of the leading references for searching out funding options for your department. These strategies can help you access the proper funding to plan and implement new systems and technologies. This is especially beneficial when you consider consolidating with other nearby agencies with similar interests. The bigger the effort, the better your chances of getting another step closer to your needs, whether it's a new digital radio (MOTOTRBO) system or the opportunity to access the private LTE networks that are currently under development. Below are some of the highlighted strategies.

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Tags: Public Safety Communications, Next Generation Public Safety, Grant Funding