Polaris Launches Free Grant Assistance Program
Minneapolis, August 6, 2019 – Polaris Commercial and Polaris Government and Defense, divisions of Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII), are expanding customer support services through a partnership that provides grant funding assistance to customers requiring Polaris utility and passenger vehicles, including RZR, RANGER, GEM, Pro XD, Taylor-Dunn and GENERAL. Grant funding plays an integral role in equipping government agencies, school campuses, law enforcement, emergency response and fire departments, and the amount of grant dollars available has remained strong. Navigating the public grant process, however, can be complex and confusing, especially for first-time applicants.
Through this grant assistance program, Polaris is helping customers receive free and unlimited grant assistance from industry professionals. These grant experts will guide each customer throughout the process from research and application to narrative review, for the vehicles they need via five tailored websites:
“We’ve created dedicated vehicle solutions to help our customers meet their unique challenges and complete their jobs quicker and more effectively; but, for many, grant funding is necessary to secure the funds required to purchase a vehicle,” said Sean Cheatham, vice president of Commercial, Government & Defense, Polaris. “Grant applications can feel overwhelming, especially for many first-time customers, and some organizations may not have the detailed expertise or resources to complete the process. Through tailored assistance programs and connecting them directly to grant experts, we are helping customers overcome these challenges.”
Polaris vehicles – RZR, RANGER, GEM, Pro XD, Taylor-Dunn and GENERAL – augment current vehicle fleets and maximize productivity. These vehicles can access locations – both urban and off-road, indoors and outside – where cars, trucks or vans cannot operate. They also are a budget-friendly alternative to full-size vehicles, as are the maintenance, parts, and repair costs.
Specialized application packages allow for law enforcement, fire, rescue, ground maintenance, delivery, technician, maintenance, shuttle and repair. All accessories and specialized equipment are professionally installed in a turn-key vehicle package with a full warranty from Polaris.
Law enforcement units provide professional, squad car-type capabilities in a smaller, more nimble platform. These vehicles come complete with professional sirens, horns, a PA system and emergency lighting. Firefighting units have the option of incorporating a compressed air foam suppression system or a professional grade pump, hose and reel, a combination tank for water and foam, with the ability draft from a water source. Mounting options can accommodate preferences for different departments and uses. Rescue vehicles incorporate a rear attendant seat and a stokes rescue basket. Rescue personnel can select between the full-length or compact basket for shorter overall length when not in use. Polaris also offers a combination fire and rescue package, which includes the fire tank and equipment as well as the stokes rescue basket.
RANGER, Pro XD and GENERAL vehicles maintain the option for the rear equipment skids to be removed for use by other departments or jobs. Custom graphics can be added so vehicles match the rest of the fleet.
GEM is the first commercially produced, street-legal, low-speed vehicle in the U.S. providing a sustainable and economical option. All-electric Polaris GEM vehicles have zero emissions and low operating costs. Taylor-Dunn vehicles are Polaris’ all-electric solution for indoor and closed campus use with an ergonomic design, narrow width, non-marking tires and tight turning radius. The diesel Pro XD, RANGER and GENERAL utility vehicles fulfill any off-road requirements with payload flexibility, while maintaining a narrow width for trails, narrow alleys and closed campuses.
Polaris is a unique vehicle supplier that harnesses its 65-year legacy of mobility leadership, rich heritage of innovation, and vast commercial enterprise resources, along with a team of dedicated commercial, government and technology experts and operators to deliver the products that customers need to get their jobs done. This winning combination of Polaris performance, procurement simplicity, premium service, training, support, and sustainment results in a best-value for commercial and government customers.
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About Polaris Commercial
Backed by 65 years of Polaris innovation, Polaris Commercial offers a comprehensive line of durable, versatile and customizable work vehicle solutions for transporting people and hauling equipment in urban environments and industry applications. GEM, Pro XD, Taylor-Dunn and RANGER vehicles are engineered with the customer’s needs in mind to be dependable, safe, sustainable and to increase productivity. The dedicated and specialized employees of Polaris Commercial provide end customers with simple purchasing processes based on individual needs, dedicated customer support and a worldwide network of dealers for localized service.
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About Polaris Government and Defense
Polaris Government and Defense vehicles are forged from 65 years of off-road innovation and leadership. The commercial prowess and innovative culture of Polaris are leveraged to deliver unique value to government entities and military forces worldwide. This dedicated division provides highly capable, simple to use, and affordable mobility platforms and vehicles that are readily available through easy procurement channels and supported through lifecycle training, service and maintenance from Polaris – the original equipment manufacturer.
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As the global leader in powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2018 sales of $6.1 billion, Polaris’ high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER, RZR and GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris’ presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe. www.polaris.com