APCO International Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Public Safety Grant for Second Year

Daytona Beach, FL – January 30, 2012APCO International has received a $50,000 grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation to enable qualified association members with continuing education and training opportunities.

The donation was made to APCO’s Commercial Advisory Council Scholarship Award Program, which provides a means for commercial members to contribute to APCO’s vision of empowering and educating public safety communications professionals throughout the country.

The Motorola Solutions Foundation’s Public Safety Grants aim to support safety education and training programs for first responders, their families and the general public in the United States and Canada.

Aligning with Motorola Solutions’ purpose to helps people be their best in the moments that matter, the Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to support first responders and their families through program funding that bolster safety and education,” said Matt Blakely, director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “Through the Public Safety Grants, we partner with organizations like APCO International to ensure first responders have access to the necessary tools and resources they need to succeed.

APCO International is pleased to receive this grant for the second year in a row.  Last year we were able to provide scholarships to 98 people,” said Julie Troutman, director of the APCO Institute.  “We look forward to being able to extend those opportunities to deserving individuals again this year.”

The grant from Motorola Solutions Foundation will be used to fund scholarships for qualified APCO members and can be applied to all APCO Institute courses, APCO Virtual College (Jacksonville University) and attendance at an APCO International educational event. 

Scholarship information and applications can be found at http://apcointl.org/institute/forms_information.htm

About APCO International

APCO International is the world’s largest organization of public safety communications professionals. It serves the needs of public safety communications practitioners worldwide – and the welfare of the general public as a whole – by providing complete expertise, professional development, technical assistance, advocacy and outreach.

For more information, visit www.apcointl.org

About Motorola Solutions

The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The company achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially science, technology, engineering and math programming.

For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit www.motorolasolutions.com/giving.

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