i-PRO Grants Program Helps K-12 Educators Improve School Security
The i-PRO Grants team helps K-12 schools search for potential funding sources and offers grant writing services.
i-PRO Americas Inc. (formerly a division of Panasonic), a security solutions provider, is celebrating American Education Week by encouraging K-12 institutions to tap the free-of-charge services of its Grants Program to help procure funding for security infrastructure projects needed to protect students, staff, and schools.
In 2013, i-PRO (then Panasonic) partnered with the Grants Office LLC to set up a specialized program to assist K-12 educators in finding and applying for grant funding for security projects. The program is free of charge and does not have requirements on how the funds must be used. Since its inception, the i-PRO Grants Program has assisted in the award of 160 grants totaling more than $42 million to K-12 and similar 501 (c) (3) entities, the company says.
The Grants Program is one component of i-PRO’s offering that provides K-12 institutions with technology, incentives, tools, and support to create safe and secure learning environments.
How i-PRO Grants Program Works
To engage, institutions use this form on i-PRO’s website to provide information on the school’s security needs and timeframe. The i-PRO Grants team then assesses whether the project proposed is a good fit for its services, and if so, searches for potential funding sources and presents the institution with a report with school stakeholders in a consultative session to determine the program and approach.
If needed, the i-PRO team provides grant writing services to help apply for the funding. Once submitted, the i-PRO team monitors the process and tracks awardees.
“The prospect of researching and applying for grant funding can be overwhelming — especially on top of an already challenging job. If you’re a school struggling to upgrade your security infrastructure, it’s important to know help is out there,” said Amy Bolin, Sales Development Manager at i-PRO Americas. “As we head into American Education Week, we can’t think of a better way to celebrate than be helping schools with this opportunity.”
For more information, visit i-pro.com/us/en/publicsafety.
About American Education Week
The National Education Association (NEA) founded American Education Week in 1921 to inform the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.