Call for Proposals


Call for Proposals


NextGen First Responder Technologies


Under the agreement between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the State of Israel on Cooperation in Science and Technology for Homeland Security Matters, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Israel Ministry of Public Security (MOPS) established a cooperative activity to foster and support U.S-Israel joint development of advanced technologies for First Responders. This Program is managed by the BIRD Foundation


“NextGen First Responder Technologies” follows the BIRD Foundation's rules and procedures. 
Please refer to BIRD’s website for submission details -

To be considered, a project proposal should include:



·    R&D cooperation between two companies or cooperation between a company and a university/research institution (one from the U.S. and one from Israel).

·      Innovation in areas such as: Command, Control and Coordination, Communications, Data Analysis, Explosive & Hazards Detection, Protective Clothing, Sensors, Simulation & Training, Situational Awareness, Wearable Technologies and others.

·      Significant commercial potential.


·       A detailed list of U.S- Israel First Responders Capability Gaps can be found on BIRD’s website: First Responders Capability Gaps



The maximum conditional grant is $1M per project, and no more than 50% of the joint R&D budget

Timetable and deadlines:

Executive SummaryFebruary 15, 2018

Final Proposal -  April 10, 2018

Decisions -  June 2018



For further inquiries, please contact:

Ms. Oshrat Attias,, Tel: 972-3-698-8300

In Israel:

East Coast/Midwest: Ms. Andrea Yonah,, Tel: 609-356-0305

West Coast: Ms. Maya Vardi Shoshani,, Tel: 650-752-6485

In the U.S.:



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