Funding Your Hospital Security Program
Joey Hunter secured more than $400,000 in federal and state grants to fund security at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.
One of the biggest challenges facing most hospital security departments is funding, whether it’s for their officers, programs, training, or security technology upgrades.
Fortunately, grants from the federal, state, and local governments can be excellent sources of funding. Just ask Joey Hunter, who is Director of Security, Safety and Emergency Preparedness at San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital.
He was able to secure more than $400,000 in federal and state grants, as well as save his hospital $500,000 in capital. Those are just some of the reasons Joey is one of this year’s Campus Safety Healthcare Director of the Year finalists.
“What I do almost on a daily basis is I go to a website called Grants.gov,” says Hunter. Anybody can sign up for it. It’s absolutely free. If you type in the search bar exactly what you are looking for, those grants will pop up.”
In our interview, Hunter tells us:
- How he was able to secure his grants: 1:30
- How to select a grant writer: 2:10
- How to select which grants to pursue: 2:51
- Advice for other hospital security departments applying for grants: 3:30 and 5:35
Need more advice on how your hospital security department can successfully apply for grants? Check out these articles:
- When Responding to Grant RFPs, Give Them What They Want
- Campus Safety Grant Strategies: Your 1st Steps
- 12 Common Mistakes Campuses Make When Applying for Grants
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