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    Default Why so few Appataus AFG grant?

    Does anyone know why there as been so few 2012 AFG Apparatus grants awarded? Was it that few fire departments applied for an apparatus grant, most didn't make it pass computer review, or the reviewers just felt there was much more need for equipment this year then apparatus?


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    Well first off the money available was way down this year; only about $68 million. Second you are right, they saw more benefit in funding PPE ( which really AFG priorities are all about) than in funding the full 25% allowed for trucks. I mean if you look at it logically they are faced each year with a mandate to "fund as many as you can with the money you have". When the money gets tight what choice would you make if you were in charge of program? Fund 6 departments that need $50K each in PPE or fund 1 $300K engine? It won't be any better this year as the money is the same as last year and keep in mind that they have earmarked 10% of the vehicle money to go to ambulances to keep up with AHA (Obamacare) coming online!
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    So are we done with grants for 2012? I see none came out today.



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    There will be a few stragglers and maybe some returned or refused award money still to be given away but, for all practical purposes its over!
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    The fat lady's been warming up all week.
    Time to rework all your apps and get them ready for next go round.

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