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ELSAG North America and ELSAG
Datamat are Finmeccanica companies.
Helping You Obtain The Most Advanced License Plate
Recognition Technology (ANPR/LPR/ALPR) Available.
We are excited about your interest in the Mobile Plate Hunter-900®
(MPH-900) and the positive impact it will have
on your daily missions. ELSAG NA understands that funding your LPR
systems is typically the biggest challenge in obtaining them. We
hope this information on grant funding opportunities is helpful to
your agency. Please call us if
we can assist you further in your pursuit of LPR grant money.
Almost all funding opportunities today can be found online. We have
provided a list of several helpful funding website.
Types of Grants
Your agency may be eligible for one or more of these grants.
Block or Formula Grants: Federal government money awarded to state
or local governments in a lump sum to target a specific issue area.
The sum is often based on a formula and comes with few Federal guidelines.
Discretionary Grants: Federal or state level grants that local
governments are able to apply for directly. Specific guidelines apply.
Federal Grant Money: Federal money supporting law enforcement programs.
Lead Federal funding agency is
DOJ’s office or Justice Programs.
Department of Homeland Security: Billions
of dollars in grants distributed to law enforcement through:
Security Grant Program: State Homeland Security Program, Urban
Areas Security Initiative, Operation Stonegarden
- Infrastructure Protection
Program: Includes Transit Security Grant Program, Freight Rail
Security Grant Program, Intercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak), Port
Security Grant Program, Intercity Bus Security Grant
Program, Trucking Security Program, and Buffer Zone Protection
Corporations or Foundations: Grant money made available through
private sector corporations or foundations. Applied for and awarded
directly to the grantee by the grantor.
How Your ALPR Missions Can Affect Funding
Your agency’s opportunities for funding License Plate Readers broaden
with each mission you plan to address with it. Here are some of
the most popular missions law enforcement is addressing with the
MPH-900® ALPR. Call us to discuss how it can help meet your specific
Tips For Obtaining Grant Funding
- Proactively remove suspended and revoked drivers
from the road before they cause a crash
- Recovery of stolen vehicles
- Assistance with AMBER
Alerts and missions related to missing and exploited children
school initiatives such as perimeter security and school bus safety
and maintenance of Sexual Predators Hot Lists
- Drug interdiction
- Highway Safety
- Homeland Security initiatives
- Gang and racketeering
- Collection of taxes, fees and fines
- Insurance compliance
- Increase funding options by thoroughly identifying all the ways
your agency will benefit from the MPH-900®
- Research all avenues of
state, local, and federal funding
- Seek out large foundations or corporations
in your community, which have a history of funding law enforcement
- Approach local companies that may benefit from
the use of LPR, such as auto insurance companies who pay
out claims for un-recovered stolen vehicles.
- Consider that your funding
can come from multiple sources and be creative in your proposals
- We can assist your funding goals by brainstorming
about resources, networking, and beyond. Call 866.9.MPH.900.
For more information, visit us at www.elsag.com or
call 1-877-77-ELSAG (35724).