Funding & Grants News

  • IAFF, Democrats Condemn Lack of First Responder Funding

    Congressional Democratic Leadership gathered with IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger Friday morning at the Capitol to condemn President George Bush and the White House budget process for “refusal to adequately fund America’s homeland...

    News • February 14th, 2003

  • Congressional Committee Approves $750M for Fire Act

    House, Senate must still pass appropriation before bill goes to President for signature.

    News • February 13th, 2003

  • Mayors: Cities Need Federal Grant Money

    Cities and towns are being forced to lay off police and firefighters even as they brace for the possibility of terrorist attacks, the National League of Cities said Wednesday in urging more federal help.

    News • February 12th, 2003

  • What Happens to 'Leftover' Grant Money?

    Many departments feel they have legitimate needs and would love to catch what others toss back.

    News • February 9th, 2003

  • Alabama Dept. May Give Up $100K Grant

    The fire department in Saraland, Alabama may end up giving up all or part of their successful FIRE Act Grant award of $100,031 because the mayor and some city council members are concerned about future costs, unfunded in this award.

    News • February 9th, 2003

  • FIRE Act Grant Program Gears Up For 2003

    FEMA has wrapped up the 2002 FIRE Act Grant program and has begun to gear up for awarding grants for FY2003. President Bush has switched from what he called an unnecessary program last year, to funding the FIRE Act to the tune of $500 million in his...

    News • February 4th, 2003

  • Final 2002 FIRE Act Grants Announced

    The total of all awards, when completed will represent a $360M investment to enhance fire and EMS service delivery nationwide. • State by State Recipient Lists

    News • January 29th, 2003

  • Britton: Fire Department Allotted Grant

    The North Marshall Fire Department in Britton has been awarded an $88,862 federal grant.

    News • January 17th, 2003

  • FEMA Advisory: '03 Grants

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) have begun, with a web restructure, the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

    News • January 16th, 2003

  • 363 Departments Receive Over $19 Million

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) announced Round 12 of FY 2002 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Awards (FIRE Act), for 363 fire departments.

    News • January 15th, 2003

  • Michel Retires After 17 Years as Lakeville’s Fire Marshall

    Lakeville--After 47 years of studying fire and building codes, Fire Marshal James Michel has retired

    News • January 10th, 2003

  • 734 Departments Awarded Nearly $42 Million

    Eleventh round of FY 2002 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Awards (FIRE Act) gives 734 fire departments nearly $42 million. • Inside: State by State Recipient Lists

    News • December 23rd, 2002

  • Firefighters Contribute for Fallen Brothers

    Although it's been more than a year since terrorists attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon, the pain over lost lives still throbs. Just ask Rockledge Local 3138 firefighters, who donated $343 in memory of Sept. 11, 2001.

    News • December 23rd, 2002

  • State Ups Payouts to Volunteer Firefighters

    Legislators approved an increase in state compensation for volunteer firefighters, from $200 a month to $300 a month for victims' surviving spouses and from $65 monthly to $125 monthly to surviving children.

    News • December 23rd, 2002

  • Financial Realities Come Crashing Down on San Diego Pension Fund

    Troubled financial markets and city fiscal policy have taken a huge bite out of San Diego's $2.3 billion public-employee retirement system. Ron Saathoff, president of the city's firefighters union and a retirement board member, placed much of the blame...

    News • December 23rd, 2002