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Connecticut Schools Security Grant Opportunity

Grant Opportunity: Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland Security Multi-Media School Security Grant Program (MMSSGP) Eligibility: Connecticut Public & Non-public Schools Public Schools: This grant application is for all public schools including (LEAs, RESCs, publicly endowed schools and charter schools Budget/Award Cap: There is no cap for public schools Match: Public schools have a match percentage determined by the wealth index of the town in which they are located. State Technical Schools do not...

February 8th, 2023|
  • Securing Grant Money For Your School Safety Programs

Securing Grant Money For Your School Safety Programs

Every year the Department of Justice provides millions of dollars in funding to strengthen and advance school safety through the STOP School Violence Act. It also provides grants to ensure a positive school climate by helping students and teachers recognize, respond quickly to and help prevent acts of violence. There are two key grant opportunities open right now. (STOP) School Violence Grant Program COPS School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) Download our Free Grant Funding Guide...

May 25th, 2022|
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5G Networks Delivering Benefits for First Responders and Smart Cities – The Strength of Connected Communities

Growing 5G deployments proving the value of Mutualink’s hyperconnected services vision and enablement. Byline: Mutualink Staff Recently Government Computer News published an article that highlighted how the increasing deployment of 5G networks is providing first responders and smart city projects with more reliable communications, faster data transfer, and new capabilities like intelligent edge computing. The article included a link to a new report from the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate, which...

May 9th, 2022|
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Building Partnerships Between Schools and Public Safety

Mutualink and Raptor Technologies talk with senior law enforcement leaders on how to create effective panic alarm systems for schools. Byline: Mutualink Staff Last month Mutualink and Raptor Technologies hosted a webinar featuring senior public safety leaders talking about how to foster more effective partnerships between schools and law enforcement. The past few years have seen a significant rise in school violence, according to the Report on Indicators of School Crime and Safety: 2020, published...

April 29th, 2022|
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2022 Tribal Grants for Public Safety

Grant details for tribal public safety will likely be announced in May 2022. If last year’s program is a benchmark, funds will be allocated in June. By: Mutualink Staff “There is a relatively short window to apply for the available grants, and Mutualink is here to help you through the process,” said Sonya Richmond, Mutualink’s Grant Manager. Grant Overview The overarching goals are to improve public safety and national security. The Tribal Homeland Security Grant...

April 28th, 2022|
  • Build Your School Safety Alert System

Build Your School Safety Alert System with Resources from

The Department of Homeland Security launched to promote awareness and share best practices to build a strong school safety alert system. By: Mutualink Staff was launched by the federal government in 2020 to provide schools and districts with actionable recommendations to create a safe and supportive learning environment where students can thrive and grow. This one-stop safety shop has multiple resources for schools on a range of topics including: Emergency Planning Threat Assessment...

April 11th, 2022|
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How to Protect Multiple Campuses with a Panic Alarm System for Schools

Director of Security Mike Favorit describes how Mutualink technology protects Valencia College in Orlando, Florida By: Mutualink Staff Mutualink maintains a constant dialogue with all its customers to understand their needs. This is an important way to ensure we develop the technology to help build safer, smarter and more collaborative communities. Recently we sat down with Mike Favorit, Director of Security at Valencia College in Orlando, Florida. Director Favorit has spent a lifetime in public...

April 1st, 2022|
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Keys to an Effective School Safety Alert System

Senior law enforcement leaders discuss some of the disconnects that hinder school safety alert efforts. By: Mutualink Staff Mutualink recently hosted a webinar featuring senior law enforcement leaders discussing the challenges to providing effective k-12 school security. Chief Craig Miller, Sheriff Paul Penzone, and Mutualink’s own Chrissie Coon shared their perspectives. Click here to read an earlier post on this webinar. Paul Penzone serves as sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona, and spent 21 years in...

March 29th, 2022|
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The Challenges to Effective K-12 School Security

Senior law enforcement leaders share their front-line takes on K-12 school security challenges By: Mutualink Staff Mutualink recently hosted a webinar featuring senior law enforcement leaders discussing the challenges to providing effective k-12 school security. Chief Craig Miller, Sheriff Paul Penzone, and Mutualink’s own Chrissie Coon shared their perspectives. Paul Penzone serves as sheriff for Maricopa County, Arizona. Maricopa is the fourth largest county in the country by population and the fastest growing. Sheriff Penzone...

March 25th, 2022|
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Mutualink Provides Continuation of Service when 911 Call Centers Go Down

911 Call Centers are a lifeline between the public and the police, fire, medical, and emergency services. From time to time these call centers go down for a variety of reasons – mother nature, maintenance, accidents. How you prepare for this inevitability can be the difference between life and death. By: Mutualink Staff There are more than 6,000 911 call centers or Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) across the country with an estimated 240 million...

March 16th, 2022|
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School Safety – How Automated Response is Changing the Game

When responding to a school safety emergency, time is of the essence. The more information you have at your fingertips, the quicker you can respond and resolve the incident. By: Mutualink Staff School Shootings Reach an All-Time High More school shootings were recorded in 2021 than at any time since data started being collected, according to NewsNation and Education Week: 34,000 children were exposed to gun violence 249 incidents 34 school shootings resulting in injury...

March 8th, 2022|
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How to Improve Disaster Communication – An Interview with Chief Craig Miller

Craig Miller, former Chief of Police at the Dallas Independent School District, shares his front-line take on disaster communication. By: Mutualink Staff Chief Craig Miller spent 37 years protecting the citizens of Dallas, Texas. Beginning as a sworn police officer in 1982, he rose to the rank of Deputy Chief of the Dallas Police force – the eighth largest force in the U.S. - before retiring in 2011. During his career, he worked patrol, vice,...

February 10th, 2022|