DHS, Israel’s Public Security Agency Seek First Responder Tech Grant Applications

Motorola Si500 VSMThe Department of Homeland Security‘s science and technology directorate and the Israeli ministry of public security have announced a potential $1 million grant opportunity for developers of first responder technologies.

DHS said Wednesday the NextGen First Responder Technologies program seeks new protective clothing, situational awareness and wearable platforms that can work to help  address capacity gaps listed on the Israel-U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation website.

“This is the second time we have partnered with Israel in this manner, with last year’s partnership yielding interest from dozens of companies and 12 proposals for development,” said Robert Griffin, deputy undersecretary for science and technology at DHS.

Interested parties can submit executive summaries through Feb. 15, 2017.

The BIRD Foundation will accept final proposals until April 2017 and is scheduled to hand down a decision by June 2017.

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