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Grant opportunity: Powering Safe Communities Program

The Powering Safe Communities grant program will award grants of up to $10,000 to support municipal public safety initiatives throughout the ComEd region. ComEd provides the funds and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is the grant program administrator. Applications are due on March 15, 2016.

The Powering Safe Communities grant program specifically seeks to:

Enhance the quality of life in cities, villages, and towns in the ComEd region and among Metropolitan Mayors Caucus member communities; Enable local governments to provide for the health and safety of their residents and visitors; Address unmet public safety needs; Leverage additional resources to efficiently deliver public safety programs and services; Enable the use of technology to improve public safety and emergency response; Provide for the safety of the greatest number of people and vulnerable populations; Foster collaboration and cooperation in the community to create a culture of safety and wellness as referenced in the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus’ Greenest Region Compact 2; Demonstrate innovation, professionalism and cost-effective strategies; Support leadership in public safety and activities that lead to recognition and accreditation; Build community resiliency and enhance preparedness; Improve public safety relative to the use and distribution of electricity.

Please click here for more information or the grant guidelines and application.

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