Fighting for Federal Funding


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It was announced last week that the opening date for the 2007 Assistance to Firefighter Grants program has been postponed due to several changes. Brian Vickers, Firehouse.com grants section contributor, looks at some of the issues in this Radio@Firehouse podcast.

For the first time, departments can submit up to three applications - for equipment, apparatus and regional needs. Urban and suburban departments also are eligible for more than one apparatus grant. But, there is a catch. Tune in to see what they are. Vickers offers insight into some of the common pitfalls that can derail projects.

There's also a move to award grants based on risks in the community. Vickers will discuss this controversial proposal.

If you have any questions, please e-mail podcast@firehouse.com. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this series next week.

Related links:

Assistance to Firefighters Grants Homepage

Brian Vickers Grants Homepage

Firehouse.com Grants & Funding Section

If you have suggestions, questions or comments, please e-mail them to: podcast@firehouse.com

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