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    Hi All. I'm hoping that someone would know if there are any grants available for a small town looking to start an Honor Guard. As everyone knows any dollar is precious these days, so anything we could get would be a huge help. Thanks and stay safe!

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    Can't think of any off the top of my head.
    Do you have a local American Legion post or VFW? Maybe they would be willing to help with the costs of getting one started.

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    Good idea, we never thought of that. Several of our members who are interested are vets, so we do have a excellent resource there. Thank you for the idea.

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    Thats the kind of "thinking outside the box" that Kurt teaches. Identify a problem then go out & find a solution!
    I remember him telling the story of finding a piece of heavy equipment cheap , so the town manager would authorize spending the funding for his troops.

    THINK outside the box!!!

    How did I do Kurt???? :-}

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    we did ours on a safer grant not sure if that has been cut
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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    Thats the kind of "thinking outside the box" that Kurt teaches. Identify a problem then go out & find a solution!
    I remember him telling the story of finding a piece of heavy equipment cheap , so the town manager would authorize spending the funding for his troops.

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    How did I do Kurt???? :-}
    Great answer Ed I would grade that as A+.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McMechen VFD View Post
    we did ours on a safer grant not sure if that has been cut
    How did you sell an honor guard as a safer project?? developing espirit de corp?? R+R?
    Just trying to learn from others successes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktb9780 View Post
    Great answer Ed I would grade that as A+.
    I think that this is the greatest benefit of taking your class. Besides getting grants through AFG and it's associated programs, It taught me how to find other sources of funding for many different projects. Some small $$ some large$$.
    I've been able to fund things like AED's, A RAD 57 CO monitor , thermal imagers, cold water rescue suits & gear, a toughbook computer & software. all from sources that were asking to give money away.
    You just have to know where to look for these funding sources.

    If anyone thinks the cost of a class is high, then you are not thinking outside the box!

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    Quote Originally Posted by islandfire03 View Post
    How did you sell an honor guard as a safer project?? developing espirit de corp?? R+R?
    Just trying to learn from others successes.

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    You may also want to look into some of the younger organizations. My son actually was just appointed to our local Civil Air Patrol Honor Guard. He and I spent the day saturday sanding and repainting the gun he will be carrying. Hard to believe he is going to be turning 15 and has already been up flying on two different occasions. Sorry for going off of the subject, I am just really proud of what he is accomplishing.

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