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    Hi All I have been writing a AFG Equipment grant for the last 3 years for airpacks for our department. 3 years ago we hav about 5 left that would pass inspection and now we have none. We cannot afford new ones has we only operate on $16000.00 a year. We run around 50 to 100 runs a rear. Any small ideas I need to be doing to get this awarded. The 1st year I got a computer DJ but the last 2 I have made it to the peer review. Any help this last miniute before it opens would be appreciated.


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    Jackson Twp. Hoytville Fire Dept

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    The good thing is the narrative was read at PR. Your PR DJ letter will elude to 1 or more of the following areas that were deficient:

    1. Project Description & Review
    2. Cost Benefit
    3. Financial Need
    4. Statement of Effect

    There will be an area listed as "Paneled Activity(s) which will list each area that needs to be addressed. The explanation will not provide you with what is exactly wrong/missing, but a general overview on what that section should include.

    Make sure you are addressing each point, if not make improvements. Once you meet the criteria for each section you should improve your chances for funding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hoytvillefireman6903 View Post
    Hi All I have been writing a AFG Equipment grant for the last 3 years for airpacks for our department. 3 years ago we hav about 5 left that would pass inspection and now we have none. We cannot afford new ones has we only operate on $16000.00 a year. We run around 50 to 100 runs a rear. Any small ideas I need to be doing to get this awarded. The 1st year I got a computer DJ but the last 2 I have made it to the peer review. Any help this last miniute before it opens would be appreciated.


    Thanks, Alan
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    Jackson Twp. Hoytville Fire Dept

    Wow Chief too bad you chimed in just now. I was just in Kenton, OH (45 miles from you) on Thursday and Friday last week teaching my grant writing class there. If you would care to give me a call I'll be glad to take a look and see what you are doing wrong, as a courtesy. 863-551-9598
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    If you would like an outside look at your application, send the entire application (save the PDF print file from the web application) and the DJ letter to me at dlewis533@comcast.net. I would be happy to look it over and give you my opinion.

    Dave L.

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    Dave I guess the guy really didn't need the help. I looked up his department and left a VM for him also and no response.His loss!
    Kurt Bradley
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