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Loss Prevention Grant Program

Our Loss Prevention Grants give members the funds to cover costs for various risk management projects to reduce and eliminate exposures. Members have two opportunities each year to apply for grant funding through our Spring Loss Prevention Grant Program and Fall Loss Prevention grant Program.

Qualifying projects

Have you identified a specific property or liability exposure in your city? Do you have an idea about how to prevent potential losses? RMSA’s Loss Prevention Grant program gives you a financial boost to realize your project goals.

Examples of successful projects include:

  • Projects that reduce property and liability exposures
  • Partnerships between RMSA members
  • Projects that correct findings identified in loss prevention inspections

There is no reimbursement for purchases or projects that start prior to the grant application approval. The reimbursement is for project completion cost, not to exceed the amount of the grant award. Incomplete projects will not receive reimbursement.

Submit an application…or two!

We welcome and encourage members to submit multiple applications. The amount of each grant requested can vary, based upon the cost of the project involved. No more than $5,000 will be awarded in total to an individual member. Applications are accepted based upon AWC RMSA staff’s evaluation of how the proposed project/purchase will reduce risk. All applications will receive a notice of acceptance or denial within 10 business days of submission.


Spring grant program

Fall grant program

January 1 – April 30: Applications accepted

September 1 – October 31: Applications accepted

August 31: Deadline to submit receipts for reimbursement

December 15 : Deadline to submit receipts for reimbursement

Applications can be submitted starting on January 1. The application deadline is April 30 or when the amount of accepted grants reaches the budgeted amount, whichever comes first. Members have until August 31 to submit receipts to RMSA for payment. If reimbursement documents are not received by August 31, the member forfeits their grant, and the funds will be released back into the budget. If monies remain in the budget after August 31, RMSA will reopen the grant application process for a second application opportunity in September/October. Members with grants accepted in this second round will have until December 15 to submit receipts.

Loss Prevention Grant application form

Lexipol Grant program

Lexipol is a nationally recognized leader in risk management for police and jail agencies. This grant helps members pay for membership in Lexipol to improve the accuracy of policy manuals and the ability to deliver and track training.

Members are eligible for a 50% reimbursement of Lexipol membership expenses, capped at $5,000.

Lexipol grant application form


For more information on any of RMSA’s grant programs, contact RMSA staff.