Alertus grant program provides free mass notification technology

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

BELTSVILLE, Md.—Alertus Technologies, a leader in emergency mass notification solutions, partnered with California IT in Education (CITE) to provide an emergency preparedness grant valuing up to $75,000 to one qualified member annually. 

“An effective emergency notification in a school environment is more important today than ever before,” CITE Executive Director, Andrea Bennet, said in the announcement. “This grant will help schools complete their notification system with no implementation costs and with three years of support.” 

As Alertus has grown, so has the desire to reach local and international communities that are insufficiently prepared for an emergency event or disaster. The Alertus Grants Program was created to help reduce barriers for these organizations by providing free hardware and software solutions to enhance their emergency preparedness strategies. The Desktop Donation program was initially created to do this, and to date, it has served over 700 non-profit organizations across the world. Now in partnership with CITE, Alertus will be expanding the grant programs to support K-12 schools in need across California. 

“Working with Andrea Bennett and CITE provides us with a great platform to reach local K-12 communities all across California that want and need to strengthen their emergency preparedness,” Ryan McGonigle, director of Philanthropy at Alertus, said.  

Interested organizations can apply for the Alertus Grant via the CITE website until September 14, 2020. Applicants must be registered as a non-profit organization or a government entity, such as a school, library or public agency. Priority will be given to high-risk, high-need organizations.