Convergint is committed to supporting HBCU’s in their efforts to identify and secure security funding, including grants research and application assistance. Convergint attended the HBCU-LEEA from July 11th to July 13th. This networking event was focused on encouraging best practices in security for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Law Enforcement Executives and Administrators. Both traditional security and cybersecurity experts from Convergint attended, taking the opportunity to connect with key higher education security decision-makers.

Convergint’s sponsorship included a field trip to the New Orleans Real Time Crime Center (RTCC). The New Orleans Office of Homeland Security (NOHSEP) operates the 24/7 RTCC, a national leader in public safety and security operations and best practices which leverages technology to provide critical information to first responders in the field and to assist with investigations of criminal activity or quality of life concerns.

Bus ride to the New Orleans Real Time Crime Center

Bus ride to the New Orleans Real Time Crime Center 

Convergint also had the opportunity to present on grants and funding programs specific to higher education and HBCU’s, including the US Department of Education’s Project SERV (School Emergency Response to Violence), DHS’s NSGP (Nonprofit Security Grant Program), and FEMA’s Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant program.

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