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    Default Minnesota Fire Service News - grant help resource

    Here's another helpful link for anyone who is thinking about the 2009 AFG cycle. Lots of good advice and grant narrative samples from previous years. http://minnesotafireservice.com/grantsmainmenu.html

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    I'll second that, Warren does a great job with getting information out there. Had the priviledge to meet him at a workshop last year. He runs around the state teaching almost as much if not more than Kurt and I do around the country.

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    I have to applaud MN's thoroughness with AFG on the state level. I can definately say TN doesn't have that kind of program. Who implements their program??

    I do have a question though; I have noticed that they increase their matching share when available. Does increasing matching funds help get past the computer??

    Thanks for the post of this website. Lots of good info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfdrichey25 View Post
    I do have a question though; I have noticed that they increase their matching share when available. Does increasing matching funds help get past the computer??
    Yes -- anything that reduces federal costs or increases benefit (or both) will help your application.

    If your new widget is going to cost $200,000 and help 10,000 people but mine will cost the feds $150,000 and help the same 10,000 people then, all else being equal, the computer is going to want to help me and take the $50,000 savings to help fund another project.
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    Smile Wright County Mn FCA recieves grant!

    1.1 million for new 800 mhz radio system!! Thank God!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcfdrichey25 View Post
    I have to applaud MN's thoroughness with AFG on the state level. I can definately say TN doesn't have that kind of program. Who implements their program??

    I do have a question though; I have noticed that they increase their matching share when available. Does increasing matching funds help get past the computer??

    Thanks for the post of this website. Lots of good info!
    Warren does the bulk of the work himself but he is part of the state fire training system. Forget his exact title, but either way he's definitely looking out for his state.

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    Thanks for the reply's! I'll definately be letting our county know they need to cough up a little bit more money if they want the best results! Happy New Year to all!!

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