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About this funding archive webinar:

Over 85 U.S. cities currently use ShotSpotter and are seeing the benefits of improved community safety and gun violence reduction. ShotSpotter alerts enable first responders to get to the gunfire location quickly – to aid victims, collect evidence, apprehend offenders and engage the community.

In this recorded archive of February 27, 2018 webinar, Amanda Wood, our Senior Government Relations Consultant, will help navigate you through the federal grant system and guide you to maximize your opportunities for financial support. She has secured funding for multiple communities and has worked closely with the ShotSpotter team for over 10 years.

You’ll learn:
• How to Secure grant funding
• How to Explore opportunities with DHS
• What’s in store for fiscal year 2018 – 2019
• How to Establish partnerships to strengthen your application
• Steps to Ensure federal funding through development of a strategic grant application and political support
• How to Build a comprehensive funding strategy (with multiple sources of funding)

About our speaker: Amanda L. Wood
Senior Government Relations Consultant, Becker & Poliakoff, Washington, DC

Amanda Wood represents municipal, corporate and nonprofit clients on matters related to transportation, economic development, natural resources, law enforcement, and social services in Washington, DC. She previously served as Legislative Director to Senator Bob Graham of Florida, 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 cities, counties, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and state agencies to advocate for projects ranging from infrastructure improvements to research and cultural projects.

As a Senior Government Relations Consultant, Amanda's primary focus is assisting clients with federal funding needs. In addition, for private sector clients, Amanda trains their sales teams to communicate effectively with their local government clients and helps them identify and pursue funds for local government acquisition needs. She provides strategic advice to sales teams and guides clients and prospects through the funding process, including review of grant applications. She achieves success through direct communication with sales targets and research regarding community-specific federal funding opportunities.  Amanda has a BA from Georgetown University.

About our Moderator: Ron Teachman
Director, Public Safety Solutions – ShotSpotter, Inc.

Ron Teachman is a 38-year law enforcement veteran, with domestic and international experience, who has served as Chief of Police in two cities, both of which became ShotSpotter client agencies under his leadership.  Recognizing that reducing and preventing gun violence is a key to repairing police-community relations, Ron joined SST in October 2015 to help acquaint his former colleagues with the value of the ShotSpotter service.  Ron began his police career in 1977 in his hometown of New Bedford, MA, working in a variety of positions while ascending through the ranks, before serving as Chief from 2006 to 2011. Since January 2013 until his arrival at SST, Ron was the Chief in South Bend, Indiana.  Both New Bedford and South Bend are racially, ethnically and religiously diverse cities of about 100,000 residents, with expanding undocumented immigrant populations.  Between his terms as Chief, Ron worked in Tajikistan, building community-police partnership teams.  Ron has a JD from New England Law/Boston.