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    Smile Statistics as of Round 2

    Congrats to all of the winners this week.

    As of Round 2

    164 awards......$15,334,647

    Breakdown:

    OPS: 122 awards......$9,113,689
    VEH: 42 awards......$6,220,958

    Funds Remaining:

    OPS: $347,886,311 (97%)
    VEH: $133,779,042 (96%)

    Average Award:

    OPS: $74,702
    VEH: $148,118

    Estimated Awards Remaining:

    OPS: 4657
    VEH: 903

    Average Awards/Round:

    82

    Estimated Rounds Remaining:

    68

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    Does anyone know how many people actually applied for each (ops and vehicles)?

    By the way, you're awesome with numbers....too early for me though to think that hard...LOL
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    mcmechenvfd I think what your looking for you can find at this site
    http://www.firegrantsupport.com/afg/statistics.aspx
    This gives you some statistics for this and past years.

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    mcmechenvfd, 7,909 for Vehicle Acquisition and 13,106 for Ops and Safety

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    Well, Round II is out, and still NOTHING in OHS/FEMA Region II! And Region I went from 5 awards to a whopping 8 awards!!! There are individual states with eight or more awards than these two REGIONS combined!!!

    So to all those nay-sayers that tried to tell me LAST week that this isn't political, my reply is "PHOOEY!!!".
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    Any statistics on the states that are being awarded? Two rounds and no NY. NY has always been a top receiver.

    P.S. Did not apply this year, so no personal interest, just curious.
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    bukstpsear if you go to the link above you can see a state breakdown of number and $$$'s awarded to each state. It's a great resource for those of you wanting such information. I am rather new myself and have learned a lot by checking the sites as much as possible.

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    Default No awards NY or NJ

    I also found it hard to believe that there was no NY awards and then I checked NJ and saw similar.... actually Texas had only 1 award...

    Oh well, another week to see who gets what.

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    There were 38 awards this week. There are 50 states. Everyone take deep breaths!

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    Since it's been brought up, I did a little research on the past years of the grant program. Just for comparison, New York has been awarded $181,190,328 in 2,271 awards. That's an average of $25,884,333 per year on an average 324 awards per year. New Jersey is at $85,729,104 in 953 awards, averages of $12,247,015 in 136 awards per year. Texas is at $137,150,063 in 1,587 awards, averages of $19,592,866 per year in 227 awards. Pennsylvania is at $239,631,435 in 2,830 awards, an average of $34,233,062 in 404 awards.

    According to my numbers, the top 10 awards (average) are Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and California.

    These states have been awarded rather well in past years, which indicates there's a lot of need. As the program goes on, there's going to be less need for high priority items, therefore reducing the "need" of the departments in those states.

    This is an increasingly competitive program, especially as departments are getting more and more awards on high-priority items (notice how a lot of us multiple award winners are still waiting on 1199a updates and awards?). Plus, Kurt, Brian, and the other people out there teaching more people how to write these grants are helping those departments that haven't been competitive in the past learn how to be competitive.

    Damn, now I'm starting to feel like a geek.

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    Welcome to the club, not only am I a member, but I am also a past poster of such statistics until relieved by Commodore Andy 2 years ago.

    And that's pretty much the gist of things on why the awards are what they are. And remember, we're under 160 in awards in. I know I've got some folks pending in all of those regions, just one of those things that takes time. I'd be willing to bet that by the end of the 2008 season the stats will look close to the same as in past years with the states having more FDs bringing in more dough. Law of averages always wins.

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    Hhmm... how about breaking those numbers down by "Red States" and "Blue States", then dollars and awards per capita... and how about by average income ... or maybe break down who gets more awards.. departments who's names begin with an "A" .. or "B" or.. "Z" ...

    I don't see many awards to departments who's names start with "Z" .. I think it may be a hidden anti-Z conspiracy.. ...

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    Default Always have been curoius about Alabama

    I understand how state such as Pennsylvania (6th in population - and a bunch of depts ) gets a bunch - but never have figured out Alabama (23rd in population).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy2802 View Post
    Hhmm... how about breaking those numbers down by "Red States" and "Blue States", then dollars and awards per capita... and how about by average income ... or maybe break down who gets more awards.. departments who's names begin with an "A" .. or "B" or.. "Z" ...

    I don't see many awards to departments who's names start with "Z" .. I think it may be a hidden anti-Z conspiracy.. ...

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    Catch - was down your way this past week - beautiful country but how do you guys get use to all the humidity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    You want what? You lost me after "Red States."
    Awe... c'mon... if you were a real geek you would remember the "X-Files" tv show??
    ...
    Everything was a government conspiracy, or caused by aliens from outer space... so I figured that was the reason for all of the statistical variations...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchkrat View Post
    I understand how state such as Pennsylvania (6th in population - and a bunch of depts ) gets a bunch - but never have figured out Alabama (23rd in population).
    Alabama is the 6th poorest (lowest median household income) State in the US. I'm quite sure that there is simply more of a financial need there.

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