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    I was wondering, would a new building fall into any categories for the fire grants? We have a building but it is old, unheated and in bad shape. We are a poor vollie unit in a rural area?


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    From what I have heard, the grant program will not fund the construction of new buildings. You may be able to apply for some funds for minor remodeling type stuff. Example: Apply for a cascade station and include some money for minor remodeling for the installation of the cascade station.

    Hope that helps.

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    Thanks--maybe we'll try to be a little creative--

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    Try applying with the dept. of agriculture they have a grant program for building rural fire stations I think it is thru the forest service. Give it a try

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    Try this site:
    http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/Progr...f_cp_grant.htm

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    Building construction would probably not fly for the grants program and your resources are probably better spent on something that better fits the grant programs targeted areas.

    We would encourage you to attend the FEMA grant workshops if one is in your area.

    What will be funded?

    Fire departments can apply for eligible activities in one of four different programs:

    a. Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety
    Eligible activities include: Training, Wellness and Fitness,

    b. Firefighting Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment.
    Fire Prevention
    Eligible activities include: Public Education, Public Awareness, Code Enforcement, and Arson Prevention.

    c. Emergency Medical Services
    Eligible activities include: Training and/or Equipment.

    d. Firefighting Vehicles

    For more information visit http://www.firehouse.com/funding/fireact/

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    Thanks all--we're going to try USDA as per engel...

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    This question was asked at a meeting I attend. The answer was no. The reason is that any new construction, repairs or renovation to exsisting buildings requires that the building be brought up Federal Stantards regardless of local building codes. The time frame and the cost to administer this type of program was not considered cost effective.

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    Actually, I found somewhere in the Fire ACT documents that there is a very small likelyhood of any building projects. The way it boils down is that if it is less then $10k, and can be completed in under 1 year, it has a chance. Beyond that, it won't happen..

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