New Course: Learn How to Apply for and Win Grants for Security Projects

This fall, the Security Industry Association (SIA) has launched the first-ever industry training program designed to help security businesses take advantage of government funding opportunities. Being able to navigate the federal grants landscape is an opportunity for your company to provide added value to your customers, and SIA’s new Grants Training Course will help you boost your knowledge and success.

From identifying applicable grant programs and completing application forms to managing grant awards and ensuring compliance with program requirements, pursuing federal grant funding requires skillful planning and time-sensitive execution. For companies who wish to help their customers apply for and win grant awards that can be used to help finance security projects, there is much to know about basic grant application requirements, proposal writing and vertical-specific programs that can increase the likelihood of success in securing federal funding. SIA’s Grants Training Course is designed to help SIA members and their customers successfully leverage federal grant opportunities.

This self-paced e-learning course includes three modules:

  1. Grants 101: In this module, you’ll learn grant essentials like funding mechanisms, terminology, common application elements and federal grant opportunities. Gain insights on preplanning and application development, as well as post-award obligations and reporting requirements.
  2. Vertical Market Grant Programs: This module provides an overview of where to find agency logic models and how to tie to them. It will specifically focus on applicable grant programs in education, transportation and critical infrastructure sectors as identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
  3. Writing Winning Grant Proposals: This hybrid module covers key program elements, budgets and timelines and offers participants the opportunity to consult with a professional grant writing firm to discuss and receive feedback on their grant proposals.

“SIA recognizes the essentialness of federal grant funding for our members and the clients they serve. To help them leverage these available opportunities, we saw a need for additional education on how to get started and effectively manage the various program requirements. We believe this new assessment-based certificate program will position our members for success and help them to gain financial support for their projects.”

Dr. Elli Voorhees, director of learning and development, SIA

This course will be available as an on-demand training starting Dec. 1. Sign up by Dec. 31 to save $50 on your course registration! Additionally, the first 10 registrants will receive a free hour of personalized grants consulting. Learn more and preregister here!

“By equipping business development and client success teams with the information they need to consult with their customers about these opportunities, there is potential to make a significant impact in communities that are underserved or lack the resources to meet their current and future security needs. The goal of this program is to help industry leaders become trusted advisors to their clients in making informed decisions on the pursuit of grant opportunities.”

Jake Parker, senior director of government relations, SIA

Influencing federal grant policy and securing top-level funding by Congress for grant programs is an area where SIA has led the industry for years. Most recently, SIA published its 2021 Federal Grants Guide, which helps SIA members identify applicable programs in education (K-12 and higher ed), transportation, health care and other critical infrastructure sectors. This resource guide provides valuable information about federal grant programs that support the furtherance of safety and security, which our members are uniquely positioned to deliver. Access the guide here.