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The White House recently announced that the $350 billion American Rescue Plan Act funds, that have been allocated to cities, counties and states across the country, can be used to purchase technologies that can help agencies more effectively address crime and build community trust.

Many agencies are seeking ways to maximize their workforces to effectively protect the community from the increase in gun violence, while shedding the misconception of over-policing. As a result, there is high agency demand for tools that improve efficiency and deter crime.

Access this webinar to hear an overview of how to access funds for use within your agency. 

Amanda Wood of Becker & Poliakoff will walk you through the process.

Key Webinar Takeaways:

  • Overview of the American Rescue Plan Act funds available to agencies

  • What qualifies for funding and how to apply

  • Important things to remember

This Session Is Beneficial For:

Leaders of local law enforcement agencies, public campuses, hospitals and other community partners.

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Our Speakers


Amanda Wood

Grant Funding Expert
Becker & Poliakoff


Ron Teachman

Director of Public Safety


About the Panelists

Amanda Wood - Becker & Poliakoff

Amanda Wood’s primary focus is assisting law enforcement agencies with federal funding needs. She previously served as Legislative Director to Senator Bob Graham (D-FL), where she was responsible for developing and implementing the Senator’s legislative agenda and strategy. While serving as the Senator’s chief advisor on federal appropriations, Ms. Wood worked closely with representatives from Florida cities, counties, and state agencies to advocate for projects funding.

Currently, Amanda trains agencies to communicate effectively with their local government and helps them identify and pursue funds for their needs. She provides strategic advice to law enforcement teams and guides them through the funding process, including review of grant applications. She achieves success through direct communication and research regarding community-specific federal funding opportunities.

Ron Teachman - Director of Public Safety, ShotSpotter

Ron Teachman spent 38 years in law enforcement before joining ShotSpotter. Prior to ShotSpotter, he served as Chief of Police in South Bend, Indiana and before that in New Bedford, Massachusetts. He also worked for The Emergence Group, a Washington, D.C. based company specializing in criminal justice reform in post-conflict and emerging nations.