With the uncertainty surrounding policing budgets, grants are more critical now than ever. This form of funding provides access to training equipment, programs and accessories that were otherwise difficult to obtain. However, the fact that federal grant money is ever-changing adds another layer of difficulty in securing extra training funds. With potential budget cuts and an uncertain grant resource, how can departments find a financial guarantee?
VirTra recognizes this problem and has worked hard to provide free grant resources for departments, providing extra help in securing limited funds.
This free Grants Guide is a booklet that goes in-depth into finding modern, relevant grants for the purchase of a de-escalation, judgmental use of force training simulator. As such, it explores federal grants from the Department of Justice, in addition to state and alternative funding opportunities—thus providing the most information and resources to departments.
Going further, the Grants Guide also includes critical tips for preparing and applying to grants. By following these instructions, your department’s applications will be ready to submit for the right grants at the right time. Considering these unprecedented times, this is the year to maximize training resources.
If your department needs extra help with the grant writing application process, VirTra offers a separate resource: VirTra’s Grant Assistance Program. Instructors can receive free, customized grant help dedicated to all training simulation and firearms training projects.
This one-on-one help also extends into grant research, grant alert notices and grant application reviews with a team of grant experts. Whether your department is beginning the grant writing process or are looking for someone to review, these personnel will provide free help, as sponsored by VirTra.
If you need additional help or have questions, please feel free to contact a VirTra Representative. We are dedicated to providing the best form of training to our officers.