Almost time for the K9 Grant!
The 2019 Aftermath K9 Grant will soon be launching October 1! We will be awarding grants totaling $16,500 to assist law enforcement agencies to obtain a new K9 unit or build on an existing unit.
We are especially excited because this year marks the 10-year anniversary of the Annual Aftermath K9 Grant! In our 10 years, we have given away more than $100,000 in grants — and look forward to helping even more K9 units in 2019!
Take a peek at how the Aftermath K9 Grant helped last year’s 1st Place Grant Winner – K9 Una of the Larksville Police Department in Pennsylvania. Then save the dates on your calendar to get your department and community involved in this year’s K9 Grant!
2018 K9 Grant Winner: Una
2019 Important Dates
- October 1: Grant Nomination Period Begins
- October 18: Deadline for Nominations
- October 23: Nominees Announced
- October 23-November 3: Voting Period
- November 3: Voting concludes
- November 6: Grant winners announced
What is the Aftermath K9 Grant?
The Aftermath K9 Grant was founded to showcase, support, and reward the unique contributions made by K9 units across the country and, indirectly, to recognize and support the communities that we both serve. The grants are awarded to new or established K9 programs for maintenance, safety equipment, or officer training. Officers and community members nominate and vote for local departments through our website; the departments with the most popular votes receive grants.
In 2018, grants totaling $20,000 were awarded to fourteen K9 units across the country. Open to law enforcement departments nationwide, last year’s K9 Grant involved over 3,300 agencies. During the voting period, more than 280,000 votes were cast with almost 40,000 coming from Instagram fans showing support for their local department.
We want to say a sincere THANK YOU to all of the departments and communities that participated in last year’s K9 Grant. The success of this grant is a direct reflection of each and every one of you. We hope to see you again as we kick off the 2019 Aftermath K9 Grant!