Esri and Leica GeosystemsÂ haveÂ collaborated to offerÂ $143,250 worth of grants in goods and services to 10 U.S. government entities that submitÂ project proposals onÂ mobile technologies for field data collection.
The Smart Communities Innovation Challenge calls for projects that demonstrateÂ the value of integratingÂ geographic information system and GPS technologies toÂ supportÂ field mobility workflows, Esri said Monday.
The two companies aimÂ to provideÂ technology, training and technical support grants to helpÂ legislative bodies establishÂ approaches that support mobile field workers, Esri added.
The program is setÂ to award grants on projects that address areas such as facility inspections, emergency reporting, asset inventory, environmental management and housing enumeration.
Any U.S. government entity from theÂ municipal, regional, special district, state, city or county level may submit proposals fromÂ Aug. 15 through Oct. 14.
Esri said the team will announce the grant recipients on Oct. 31.