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    Unhappy Grant Prices

    I have been watching posts on $$ FEMA allows for certain items. It appears that we are priced high for our requested PPE, TIC, and SCBA's. Our department used prices from the quotes we got no over pricing on our end. Because of these high quotes, do we run the risk of NO funding? We got our 1199A last week, no 10 questions, and 10 phone call to reduce our application amount. ANy thoughts??????


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    If the quotes you used are higher than what the feds allow they will reduce the award to the appropriate level.

    More than likely this will occur when you recieve the questions. One of the questions will be if you will take a cut in funding. This is what happened to us last year.

    Remember a quote is only a quote. Once you recieve an award, money talks. You should be able to negotiate a better price. If not, shop around. Other companies will love to get your business.

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    No, you won't get dropped for any funding, you'll be asked to take a reduction, which should have happened already as onebugle said. They monitor pricing for all sorts of equipment, which is why new SCBA is limited to $4800 for 30min/4500psi packs, with mask and 1 additional bottle. PPE pants and coats were limited to $1200 or $1400 for PBI. Add in boots, helmet, gloves, and nomex hood and I think it was around $1800-1900 on the limit. TICs are limited to $10K.

    And you will find plenty of people willing to sell you what you are asking for within that pricing, with money left over.

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    have you ever heard of the RFA ? Rural Fire Assitance Program run by the Dept. of the Interior?

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    US Dept of Forestry runs a grant program for rural areas. HUD has one as well, not specifically for FDs alone , but just like the Community Block Development Grants, spending on FDs is an eligible expense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg26
    have you ever heard of the RFA ? Rural Fire Assitance Program run by the Dept. of the Interior?

    Talk to your state forester. They have several programs they administer for the feds and likely state $/programs as well. Dept of Interior (I think it is) has a program that can provide some funding if you protect Federal property/land.

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    Wink Rural Fire Protection

    The program you are looking for is described in detail here Tony:

    http://www.chiefsupply.com/grants/fire_rfa.html

    It will provide about $20K per year for wildlands equipment if you have responsibility for any Dept of Interior land ( BLM, Indian, NP,etc.)

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