The National Police Foundation, with support from The Starbucks Foundation and The Motorola Solutions Foundation, is pleased to announce the National First Responder Grant Relief Program. This program will allow first responders and survivors of first responders in underserved communities an opportunity to request a grant to reimburse select COVID-19 related expenses, such as mental health and wellness costs (i.e. counseling services, suicide prevention), unanticipated dependent care, disinfecting services, and similar costs. These micro-grants may be awarded in an amount up to $1,000.
Applications will be reviewed by the National Police Foundation, the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.), the National Emergency Number Association (NENA) 9-1-1 Association, and the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), and the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives (NAWLEE). The National Police Foundation will be distributing the grants directly to the recipient.
Unique to this program is its focus on highly impacted first responders and their families, which is addressed by prioritizing families of dual first responders or first responder and “essential worker” families, recently laid off or furloughed first responders, survivors of fallen first responders, or a single parent first responder that has children with special needs. The program focuses on a broad definition of first responders, including law enforcement, firefighters, emergency communications professionals, correction/detention officers and analysts who are required to report to work during the pandemic.
We are incredibly honored to have the opportunity to design and administer this program and it is one that we are confident will make a difference for many highly impacted first responders and their families. Together, with the generous contributions from The Starbucks Foundation and the Motorola Solutions Foundation, it is our turn to protect the protectors and to help ease some of the financial burdens incurred by many during these challenging times. — Jim Burch, President of the National Police Foundation.
Applications can be submitted beginning on July 15, 2020. The deadline to submit applications is August 5, 2020.
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Please direct program specific questions to Mary Kate Murphy, Project Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 202.833.1460 Ext.088