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    No word yet, BUT...

    I got an email today from "Lyris ListManager" <lyris@lyris.fema.gov>

    stating that I have been subscribed to "usfa-firefighters".

    I haven't signed up for an email list from USFA.

    Hmmmm.

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    I received that same email this afternoon. I hope that is some sort of good news.

    I guess it's gonna be another week until they start announcing grants.

    Updated Release Information

    The public announcement of FIRE Act grant recipients will not begin until about July 8.

    A recent press release said USFA "will begin the initial awarding of Assistance to Firefighters Grants on Monday July 1". What will happen July 1, according a USFA spokesman, is that departments will be contacted for detailed information in the process of finalizing the grant. USFA will also use next week to inform those congressional and governmental leaders of these first award results.

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    Default On the other hand....

    I guess it COULD mean that they're going to notify the non-recipients "en masse".

    I can look at it either way.

    I choose to be optimistic.

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    I talked to a repersentative from FEMA and I was told that they are just checking their email system and everyone should have received that email if they gave a valid email address when they submitted their application.

    Todd

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    We got that same e-mail message twice today, thinking positive!!

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    bus_master: You are correct. Got the same reply that they will e-mail notifications to FDs.

    jdrais: Sounds like good news to me. But, did your Dept get a e-mail from USFA/FEMA or another company? Reason I ask is that last year when my Dept got an award a management company assisting FEMA called me about a week before. They asked us to fax the 1199 Direct Deposit form. A week later they called us and asked if we would accept the money if we were given an award. 2 days later we found out that won an award. But like I said sounds like good news, so good luck.

    killerb, toddmcbr, and bus_master: I think that USFA/FEMA just updated their e-mail notification list. Are you signed up for this list? Reason I ask is that I got the same e-mail twice today from "USFA-FIREFIGHTER", to the 2 e-mail addresses that i signed up for the USFA e-mail notification list over a year ago. But after checking my e-mail that I used for my Dept's app, I didn't get an e-mail from "USFA-FIGHTER." Furthermore, I also got a similar e-mail today from an EPA e-mail list that I am signed up for. It said that I was now signed up. Also if you might remember getting another e-mail today on 2 LODDS. That e-mail came from "usfa-firefighter". I think that usfa is just updating their listserve.

    So if I burst any bubbles. But I just speaking from observations and past experience. Good luck to you all, I hope to check back in the next couple of weeks and see that your Depts all got awards. All I can say is hang in there.........

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    Hey jdrais (Saint Stephen Fire & Rescue)!

    Did you guys get the same LyrisList Manager e-mail that the rest of us got too, besides the earler e-mail you described? I think I'd much rather get the e-mail with lots of questions (like do we have our 10%/30% share) - seems similar to the preliminary phone call winners got last year.

    I dunno, maybe I'm just a negative kind of guy, but I'm getting the "en masse" 'so sorry again this year' feeling about the LyrisList. I guess we'll just have to see...

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    trfd698

    I guess you were submitting your post while I was typing mine. Your post does make me feel a little better. Boy if that's the case, kind of poor timing to send an e-mail out like that with all of us wainting anxiously for any kinf of word, donchathink?

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    I got a phone call from FEMA today. I was told that we were "favorably paneled". They asked the types of questions previously posted here - "are you still able to use it within one year?", "can you stil match the grant?", they verified the contacts, etc. I was told that awards would be announced on the 15th and 30th of each month. Interesting though, no e-mails, just a phone call.

    We submitted for $471,000+ with a matching amount of $140,000+. We are keeping fingers crossed. Good luck to all!

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    Default FALSE ALARM?

    I just got another one... for the "press-release" list.

    I intuit that they are upgrading their email distribution list for purposes OTHER than the grants.

    I get the LODD notifications via email, for example, but not from the server I'm getting these from.

    I agree with car120...probably inadvertant bad timing on their part when we're all waiting for word one way or the other.

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    Yes car120. Looks like you were typing while I was posting. Like you said, poor timing. But I don't think it was intentional. But also, like I said in my last post, I also got an Lyris type e-mail from the EPA today, so the Feds must be updating the ListServs.

    Fireman007 - FEMA asked us all those questions last year and tried to dodge our questions as to whether or not we got an award. But after faxing off the 1199 and then another call from FEMA a week later, the really couldn't keep it a secret much longer.

    When you get a call from your Congressman(woman) or Senator, you know you made it.

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    TRFD698 - Didn't mean to imply or think that we were guaranteed anything. From the phone call, it just let us know that our app wasn't thrown out. So, we are still in the "hunt". I only posted to say that we received a phone call, not an e-mail as others before me had posted.

    Also, when we got our grant last year, no member of Congress of any other representative called first.

    Good luck...

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    Well,


    As of this moment, I have not received anything or any type of notification from FEMA. IM not sure if this is a good sign or a bad sign, or like it really is, no sign at all. Like the rest of you, I really am hoping to hear some positive sign from FEMA soon. Personally, I would think the phone call would be a very positive sign.

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    Question Just curious

    Fireman007:
    Did your Dept. send in your application electronically or by mail?
    With all the talk of electronic notification, I'm just kind of curious about the phone call. It does sound positive. We also recived the e-mails but only at the address we had on the application.
    The other e-mail address is also signed up for LODD notification and I didn't recieve any there. Has this happened to anyone else? It does sound like they're updating the e-mail lists, but not recieving one at the other address makes me wonder. Good luck to everyone and stay safe out there!

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    John King - All of our apps and information were completed and submitted electronically.

    One of our points of contact changed and she asked for that update, so maybe the phone call was due to that. Don't know?

    John

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    Fireman077: I understood from your post that you hadn't gotten anything. This thread is titled "Responses" after all. But like I said last year when we got our grant, FEMA did the same thing, they asked all these questions and checked up, but wouldn't let us know either way. If you got a call from FEMA chances are your Dept is on the top of the pile. Otherwise USFA/FEMA wouldn't be asking any of these questions now, they are too busy trying to get the first round out the door ASAP. If your Dept didn't make it to the top of the pile, then you'd have to wait awhile.

    By the way, what did your Dept apply for anyway? Just curious as last year FEMA ran the grants in order, (e.g. training, etc). But since this year there is no set dollar amount like there was last year for each catergory, just wondering what Depts that are getting calls now applied for.

    Almarante51: At this point no news it good news. Just sit and wait, as FEMA said they will be notifying Depts that they didn't make the cut of 9,200, that way budgets are held up.

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    Originally posted by TRFD698
    This thread is titled "Responses" after all.
    TRFD698 - I apologize if I confused you with my post. I was not trying to imply that we received anything. I was just reponding that we received a "RESPONSE" related to our request AND that it was by phone. Most of the other persons who posted talked of e-mail notification and I thought someone might be interested in that they (FEMA) are also making phone calls. I obviously did not understand that the title of the thread "RESPONSES" was limited to those that actually received their awards. I now know better.

    Our request was in the program area of "Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety". Within the Fire Operations and Firefighter Safety we applied for 3 items in the areas of "Firefighter equipment acquisition" and Personal protective equipment acquisition".

    John

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    Default For those who didn't receive this email...

    From: "Grundy, Maury" <Maury.Grundy@fema.gov>
    To: "USFA General Information" <usfa-press-release@lyris.fema.gov>
    Subject: [usfa-press-release] Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Update - July 3, 2002
    Date: Wed, 3 Jul 2002 09:41:34 -0400



    This is a message from the Federal Emergency Management Agency/U.S. Fire Administration.

    FEMA/USFA procedures for decisions on the 19,584 submitted applications:

    - Announcements of award decisions will begin next week.

    - FEMA/USFA currently estimates that as many as 5,500 awards will be made.

    - FEMA/USFA also estimates that by the end of calendar year 2002 all 5,500 awards will be processed and announced.

    - Those departments that we will not be able to award grants to will be notified via electronic notices. Some departments will be notified in the coming weeks, others will be notified as the awards process continues. This does not mean that the application was "bad" or "incorrect" - it merely means that there will not be sufficient funds to support all grant requests.

    - Lists of grant awards will be posted regularly on our web site at www.usfa.fema.gov. We anticipate new postings twice each month.
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    Fireman077: Oops. I think I confused you, sorry. By all means, your posting was right on the money. When I said "This thread is titled "Responses" after all," I was totalling agreeing with you and your posting. It that, yes this thread is for letting others know if you got a response from FEMA yet about your grant. Which is what you did...... But it sounds like good news. Good Luck....

    Also. It looks like what I said earlier about the Lyris e-mails was true. Got an e-mail saying that USFA was just updating the old USFA e-mail list, and not notifications of awards.

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    Default Phone call....

    It seems that a department close to us has also received a similar phone call, (i.e., do yo ustill have matching funds, etc.) I would think that FEMA would not change their M/O from previous years. My guess is that a phone call is a very GOOD sign.


    BTW, no phone call here...

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    It appears that FEMA is doing both phone and email follow-ups. What that means is just a guess right now. Hopefully it's good news.

    The end of this article has questions similar to what we were sent by email.
    http://www.firehouse.com/funding/fireact/2002/0703.html
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    Last year, we got a phone call asking for banking information & verifying employer ID no. They faxed me the paperwork for direct deposit and we faxed it back. We didn't get a grant. I think that if somebody gets a phone call or e-mail this early, they can be pretty happy about it.
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    Question

    Has anyone heard if FEMA made any anouncements today? The last I heard was that they were going to start the awards today. Anyone have any info on that?
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    Angry Still Waiting

    Up to this point, July 9, 2002, 2025Hrs, I have not heard of any official notifications from anyone. I have been relying on the automatic e-mail feature from Firehouse.com to advise me when the first notices are made. I'm not cocky enough to thnk that we may get notified in the first round. This hase been a veru successful method or me. I must admit that I thought notifications were going to begin yesterday (7-8-02).

    I guess at this point in time no news is good news.

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