Driver Safety and Property Conservation Grant Applications Currently Open

  • Author | Heather Hughes
  • 10/1/2021 9:00 am

The Public Entity (PE) Partners Grants & Scholarships Program invests in training, education and equipment to keep our public entity employees safe and help safeguard public resources. Applications are currently being accepted for the James L. Richardson Driver Safety Grant and the Property Conservation Grant.

The Driver Safety Grant provides funding to members with auto liability coverage whose employees operate city/agency vehicles. This year’s application period closes on October 15th.

Examples of items eligible for grant monies include:

  • Driver training, including instructor-led training, DVD training, or computer-based training
  • Backup cameras and alarms
  • GPS tracking systems, alert systems for administrators (such as vehicle black box technology)
  • Other technology that can assist administration in monitoring compliance with vehicle use policies

For more information on how to apply for the Driver Safety Grant, please CLICK HERE

The Property Conservation Grant provides financial assistance to purchase items designed to protect insured property from a variety of covered perils. It is a 50% matching grant with a maximum reimbursement based on your organization’s classification matrix rating.

Some of the eligible equipment items this grant supports include:

  • Security Cameras and Fencing
  • Lightning Attenuation Systems
  • Protective Steel Bollards to Reduce Motor Vehicle Damage to Facilities
  • Infrared Thermography
  • Sprinkler Head Protective Cages

Grant funds may also be used for recommended loss prevention/control items identified by property conservation loss control surveys, transformer oil and gas testing recommendations to electric utilities generated by a transformer oil or gas analysis (TOGA) program, and/or deficiencies or maintenance recommendations generated by infrared thermography inspections.

Also eligible are computer network security hardening technologies or devices that are designed to protect computers, computer accessories or other cyber-related member-owned assets (first-party exposures) that can be damaged or stolen digitally. Your computer hardware, systems, network, and even some of the information contained therein are your property and should be protected from theft, alteration/modification and destruction.  Moreover, in some situations, the unauthorized access to your computer network could put your organization at risk for the cyber theft of first-party public funds.  In addition, the theft, altercation/modification or destruction of digital “receivables” documents could even affect the funds that are due to the public entity, which could negatively affect public finances.  This grant will assist eligible members in purchasing cyber security products and services designed to protect the physical and digital computer network assets owned by the public entity.  Examples of eligible products and services, include:

  • Cyber risk management consulting service
  • Anti-virus computer security suite software/services
  • Penetration testing software/services
  • Patch management software/services
  • Data Backup software/services
  • Employee cyber security training
  • Computer hardware/software designed to prevent unauthorized to the computer network

The application must be completed no later than November 19, 2021, Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Please CLICK HERE to begin the application process.

For more information about PE Partners’ Grants and Scholarships Program, please CLICK HERE or contact:

Tahtia Mitchell
Grant & Scholarship Program