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    3:46 pm on July 6th, FO 06528.
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    I always enjoy the people who's grant writers tell them they dont qualifiy for anything even though they have outdated turnouts and SCBA and old apparatus. When you bring up getting another grant writer that opens up a whole other can of worms.

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    I've seen awards for AFG go to departments large and small, so I think the arguments that the small departments don't get anything ring very hollow. A local department with a budget of $50k a year won a new tanker truck two years ago thanks to AFG. I don't really have a gripe with the program, and I say that despite the fact that after four years of trying we have yet to be awarded.

    SAFER however is an entirely different story.

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    I wrote one for a department here and they got to the late rounds before getting a DJ. I told the chief that we'd be wise to just make slight adjustments, update the numbers, and re-submit the same thing the next year. "I know why we didn't get funded," he said. "Why?" "Because I'm a Democrat."

    Brilliant.
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    I am pleased with the results of AFG. We are a small department and have been funded a few times. Our County has been funded twice under regional grants.

    One last thing I would suggest is people stop asking for the wish list and stick with what is needed.

    And Kurt and Brian are correct. Read and reread and reread the questions and your responses. Two sentences can't explain your need. This year I actually had to cut back on my responses because I gave too much explanation.

    I don't post much anymore but I felt it important for smaller department people to hear from a smaller department guy who has written the grants for the department and have been awarded.

    It can be done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BSFD9302 View Post
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    You sure don't! You have to help me represent the Country Music Highway!
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