I AM IN SEARCH OF SOME GRANT PROGRAMS THAT CAN ASSIST MY DEPARTMENT IN BUILDING A NEW STATION AND TO AQUIRE A NEW RESCUE ENGINE. OUR COMMUNITY HAS GROWN OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS AND HAS REACHED OVER 5000 PEOPLE. THE PROBLEM HERE, AS EVERYWHERE, IS THE GROWTH IS COMING IN FASTER THAN THE TAXES AND WE ARE FALLING BEHIND. WE HAVE SOME MONEY FOR THIS PROJECT BUT, WE ARE FAR SHORT OF THE BOTTOM-LINE FIGURE WE NEED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.IF YOU CAN THINK OF ANY GRANT OPPROTUNITIES OR MONEY FOR ASSISTANCE THAT MIGHT BE AVALIBLE IT WOULD BE HELPFUL.
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07-23-2000, 12:52 PM #1JAMESBENNETTFirehouse.com Guest
07-24-2000, 09:47 AM #2D.SCHWERFirehouse.com Guest
Go to the US Fire Admin site at www.usfa.fema.gov
Click on publications scroll down click on shop publications, click on Fire Administration, click on book reports
listed is a publication on funding
All publication are free
The views and opinions expressed herin are my personal views and opinions and not those of any organization, department I may belong to or represent
07-31-2000, 12:27 PM #3Speedi120Firehouse.com Guest
08-03-2000, 05:49 PM #4Kevin BaccoFirehouse.com Guest
Your State government should have a Community Block Grant Program. This allows local government agencies acquire grant money for upgrades to the community. I just recieved a $10,000 for upgrades to my SCBAs. Start by researching the fema website, then write your State Rep. You can also aproach the private sector for larger grants for building construction. But whatever you do, if you ever recieve grant money, always follow the contract to a tee, and you shouldn't have any problems. The biggest stumbling block will be writing your proposal.
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08-04-2000, 02:22 AM #5Chief TaylorFirehouse.com Guest
Community Block grants seem to work around here. One department has a new class A pumper and another one has a new fire station. I am going to start my grant writing in the near future. Good luck.
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