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    Default Getting the funds

    For someone who has already starting receiving their funds...

    Once FEMA has made their official announcement of an award -
    How long until you get the necessary link to access the paperwork?

    How long to get funding?

    Do you receive the funding as a lump sum or how does it work?

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    We received our notice on round 8 back in Nov. 15 after a few days we had "manage grant" come up on our status page. It explains how to request your funds. If you already have "bids" in for your equipment ,then I would check to see how long it will take the vendors to get it to you. We just got our e-mail yesterday that our request for the full amount (66,690) will be deposied in our account in about 3 to 5 days. So. it took about 3 weeks to get it approved.
    I already had three different bids on all our stuff (SCBA's & Rescue tools Hurst was the best for us) I already have it on order should be in about one week after our deposit. You have 30 days to get the money out of your account, So Be wise about the timing.Congrats on your adward and you can always call the help line or better yet you will be disgnated a grant specialist. They will be listed on your adward package Give them a call they are really helpful
    Last edited by Sonny; 12-13-2002 at 09:53 PM.

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    Ours took 4 weeks, but they dropped the whole $312K in our account within two days of notifying me that the request was approved. By the way, for those that are purchasing apparatus, don't forget to ask about discounts for pre-paying either the full amount or the chassis payment. We got a discount because we paid the full price of the truck up front, so we got the chassis discount, plus a discount for the interest that the rest of the money would earn. But don't forget that the Fed portion has to be 90% or less of the amount of the project, after discounts, if any. In other words, had 90% of our total been less than $312K, we would have had to return that portion to the Feds. There is no problem with adding more money to your matching if you forgot to add something in. The response I got from the Helpline was "add as much as you want, but we're not giving you any more." I like blunt answers. Leaves no room for more questions. Wish the IRS was like that.

    Happy holidays, y'all. Stay safe.

    Brian
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    Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
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    Thanks for the info. We were just kind of curious how it would work.

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