Does filing purely as "fire" and "rescue" hurt your chances?
I have a neighboring department that's set up as an umbrella organization to operate two divisions:
1) A taxpayer-funded, county-chartered fire division.
2) A donation-funded, 501(c)(3) rescue division.
My suggestion to them is that assuming separateness can be proven, to file four applications: equipment/vehicle for fire, equipment/vehicle for rescue.
But is anyone aware of any AFG rule that would prevent this? And can anyone give me any insight as to how doing so would affect award probability? (Obviously the various statistics would have to be parsed out to each separate division--call volumes, etc.)