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    Default 2013 AFG Computer DJs are out

    Just received one today 1530 hours east coast time.

    Direct E-Mail nothing on the Portal yet.
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    And here they come folks. Good luck.
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    Just received a DEAR JOHN for cardiac monitor upgrades. And a GENERIC letter telling me why our application failed!!!!

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    Did you find it in the portal or direct email? Jeff
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    Just got mine from email.

    1327 hours pacific time.

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    They are all going to direct email, not in the portal as of this time.
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    Mass mailing or piece mill? I.e. is the first round of DJs all out or are there more to come?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BB3939 View Post
    Mass mailing or piece mill? I.e. is the first round of DJs all out or are there more to come?
    No way to tell I would say give it till Wednesday if no DJ then you went to peer.
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    So if you don't get a DJ right away and you did go to peer does that mean your narratives are good but your still not getting a grant as others are still "more deserving" for the grant?

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    I got my DJ today. Found it funny that I applied for an EMS Vehicle and nothing whatsoever was mentioned about why I was turned down for an EMS unit. Two and a half pages of why I was turned down for a Fire Vehicle. Now that's generic and funny

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFD18 View Post
    So if you don't get a DJ right away and you did go to peer does that mean your narratives are good but your still not getting a grant as others are still "more deserving" for the grant?
    Not necessarily the case. Even though you may make it past the computer does not mean that the narrative is good. There will be a PR DJ as well. This will come in 2 formats. One format is that the narrative is lacking/deficient in one or more areas (not good). The second is the narrative scored well, but the overall score is not high enough to make it to funding (good). This means others were more deserving than your application. All you need to do is tweak the narrative and resubmit. In some cases it takes a number of tries to be awarded as others that are more deserving are funded and are no longer asking for the same equipment/vehicle that you have been applying for.

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    got a dj for an apparatus : funny thing is that dept didn't apply for a truck.???

    Oh well their grant was a long shot, but had to try for them.

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    Also, received another DJ for a Tanker yesterday. Disappointed in myself for not winning this one, as I felt the department had a strong need, but can't win them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylefiremedic View Post
    Also, received another DJ for a Tanker yesterday. Disappointed in myself for not winning this one, as I felt the department had a strong need, but can't win them all.
    kyle , all of us get to feeling that way at times, especially since yesterday afternoon. LOL As long as we are not the ones making the decisions, we all have to face the DJs occasionally. I am lamenting a brush truck that I was sure would make it and it got DJd so I am scratching my head also.
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    Apparently, passing out the DJs once yesterday wasn't enough for the program office.... Just received the same DJ again via email this morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylefiremedic View Post
    Apparently, passing out the DJs once yesterday wasn't enough for the program office.... Just received the same DJ again via email this morning.
    Maybe wave #2; you sure it was for the same grant kyle?
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    It's the same denials -- this happened with SAFER as well. A "slight" system issue!

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    We got ours' yesterday afternoon as well. I understand the engine based on the cost and population. I don't know why the micro-grant for <$20,000 can't get by the computer when it is for a high priority project.

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    Got the dreaded Dear John on the vehicle app. Still having hopes on the Ops app.

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    It was the same DJ as I received yesterday. And our second DJ followed shortly there are for an ambulance..... So we will try again!

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    DJ's are out on the portal now.

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    Received an email for the FV DJ late yesterday afternoon. It was a long shot replacement at a Brush/Mini Pumper 4x4 type vehicle. Not a high priority on their list, but you don't win if you don't try. Just hope the FO 1199A comes through with an award soon!

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    We received our DJ for our tanker app. Oh well next year I get to add to the narrative that it caught fire during a ISO water shuttle test.

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    Booo....got our DJ today for our brush truck. (Well, our email system has been down for a week and finally showed on the portal.)

    Really wish there was a better explanation as to why they are rejected instead of the form letter! The form letters help no one in trying to tweak the application for the next year.

    Oh well, still hoping for the Fire Prevention Grant......

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    Has anyone received a DJ for an op's grant? I did see one post about a cardiac monitor. I received a DJ yesterday for an engine but nothing yet for op's.

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