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    I know there have been a lot of questions about this but I can't seem to find this specific question: We are buying mobile radios for all our department vehicles. Since we do not have a command vehicle we can buy one for the chief. BUT can we use other excess funds to buy additional mobiles for Assistant Chief(s)???

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    From the program giudance: "Under the AFG, DHS will limit funding for portable radios to the number of seated positions based on the applicant’s firefighting vehicle fleet unless otherwise justified in the narrative, and only fund the number of mobile radios required to equip the vehicle inventory listed in the application. We will not fund mobile radios for personally owned vehicles, with the exception of the chief fire officer’s personal vehicle if adequately justified in the application." But I'm still not sure about excess.

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    This is one of those it's best to discuss with your FPS. Radios are an eligible expense, so you're covered with that part. However, equipping POVs are not eligible, so you're not covered with that part. It's an excess funding issue, which is pretty much a "if it's an item we regularly award it's ok" however they don't regularly award radios for POVs.

    Gray area - check with them to be sure. Remember you will still be responsible for your 5% match even on excess. Worst case scenario is you pick something else.

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    We just finished an audit for a 2005 AFG grant. The staff are very nice and it was basically a painless process. We did find out if you do not accept a grant of if you have excess funds that you cannot use, it it important to "deobligate" these funds within the fiscal year. If you do the funds can be re-appropriated to another department. If you don't any unused funds go back in the general fund are are lost to the fire service!!
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