[PRESS RELEASE] SciK9, LLC Awarded Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund Grant
SciK9, LLC Awarded Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund Grant
“Putting a Dog in the COVID-19 Fight” selected to receive funding for innovative solution to pressing issue caused by COVID-19 pandemic
Bear, Delaware, September 28, 2020: The Booz Allen Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to convening diverse stakeholders to solve challenging social issues, today announced the recipients of nearly $1 million in grants from the Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund.
SciK9, LLC was selected to receive a grant for its innovative project – “Putting a Dog in the COVID-19 Fight”. A project aimed at supporting the U.S. Army and University of Pennsylvania with their COVID-19 detection dog study by supplying the containment and odor delivery systems, called TADDs (training aid delivery devices) that enable the safe training of dogs on potentially hazardous patient samples.
Established to support the development of creative solutions that address the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Booz Allen Foundation Innovation Fund was open to individuals, nonprofit organizations and eligible small businesses to apply from April 30 to June 5, 2020. Nearly 3,000 applications were submitted, coming from all 50 states, four U.S. territories and Washington, D.C.
The 21 winners—including SciK9 —selected to receive grant funding are eac