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ELSAG North America is part of Selex ES, a Finmeccanica company.

Helping You Obtain The Most Advanced License Plate Recognition Technology (ANPR/LPR/ALPR) Available.

Grant Funding
We are excited about your interest in the Mobile Plate Hunter-900® (MPH-900) and the positive impact it will have
on your daily missions. ELSAG NA understands that funding your LPR systems is typically the biggest challenge in obtaining them. We hope this information on grant funding opportunities is helpful to your agency. Please call us if
we can assist you further in your pursuit of LPR grant money.

Helpful Websites
Almost all funding opportunities today can be found online. We have provided a list of several helpful funding website.

Types of Grants
Your agency may be eligible for one or more of these grants.

Block or Formula Grants: Federal government money awarded to state or local governments in a lump sum to target a specific issue area. The sum is often based on a formula and comes with few Federal guidelines.

Discretionary Grants: Federal or state level grants that local governments are able to apply for directly. Specific guidelines apply.

Federal Grant Money: Federal money supporting law enforcement programs. Lead Federal funding agency is
DOJ’s office or Justice Programs.

Department of Homeland Security: Billions of dollars in grants distributed to law enforcement through:

  • Homeland Security Grant Program: State Homeland Security Program, Urban Areas Security Initiative, Operation Stonegarden
  • Infrastructure Protection Program: Includes Transit Security Grant Program, Freight Rail Security Grant Program, Intercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak), Port Security Grant Program, Intercity Bus Security Grant
    Program, Trucking Security Program, and Buffer Zone Protection Program.

Corporations or Foundations: Grant money made available through private sector corporations or foundations. Applied for and awarded directly to the grantee by the grantor.

How Your ALPR Missions Can Affect Funding
Your agency’s opportunities for funding License Plate Readers broaden with each mission you plan to address with it. Here are some of the most popular missions law enforcement is addressing with the MPH-900® ALPR. Call us to discuss how it can help meet your specific needs.

  • Proactively remove suspended and revoked drivers from the road before they cause a crash
  • Recovery of stolen vehicles
  • Assistance with AMBER Alerts and missions related to missing and exploited children
  • Safe school initiatives such as perimeter security and school bus safety
  • Development and maintenance of Sexual Predators Hot Lists
  • Drug interdiction
  • Highway Safety
  • Homeland Security initiatives
  • Gang and racketeering interdiction
  • Collection of taxes, fees and fines
  • Insurance compliance
Tips For Obtaining Grant Funding

  • Increase funding options by thoroughly identifying all the ways your agency will benefit from the MPH-900®
  • Research all avenues of state, local, and federal funding
  • Seek out large foundations or corporations in your community, which have a history of funding law enforcement
  • Approach local companies that may benefit from the use of LPR, such as auto insurance companies who pay
    out claims for un-recovered stolen vehicles.
  • Consider that your funding can come from multiple sources and be creative in your proposals to each.
  • We can assist your funding goals by brainstorming about resources, networking, and beyond. Call 866.9.MPH.900.

For more information, visit us at or call 1-877-77-ELSAG (35724).