GRANT ALERT! Apply for this public safety equipment grant by May 12

And don’t let the name fool you.

Amazing grant available now:

  • Requests up to $25K (but up to $50K might be considered)
  • Lifesaving equipment
  • Prevention education tools

The grant is from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, but it’s NOT just for the Fire Service. ALL types of public safety agencies, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools are eligible.

Application deadline: May 12, 2021
A new application period opens July 6, 2021.

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Police grants: Revised DoJ guidance may impact your COPS grants

Release from COPS office

IMPORTANT: REVISED GUIDANCE IMPACTING YOUR DOJ COPS GRANT AWARD

Consistent with an April 14, 2021 Attorney General memorandum, the Department of Justice has revised its guidance regarding conditions on COPS grants as described here.

The COPS Office will no longer apply or enforce the following conditions to existing or future grants:

  • Conditions related to 8 U.S.C. § 1373
  • 287(g) Partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • Access and Notice Consideration (“Certification of Illegal Immigration Cooperation”)

The list of impacted COPS Office programs include:

  • FY17 and FY20 COPS Hiring Program (CHP)
  • FY17 – FY20 COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP)
  • FY17 – FY20 COPS Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) Program
  • FY17 – FY20 Preparing for Active Shooter Situations (PASS) Program
  • FY17 – FY20 Community Policing Development (CPD) Program including Microgrants

The COPS Office will not modify the terms and conditions of any existing award document, but this document serves as notice that the COPS Office will not apply or enforce the conditions identified above. Recipients need not take any action to effectuate this change, but are still required to comply with all other requirements of their award.

Original release: Important: Revised Guidance Impacting Your DOJ COPS Grant Award | COPS OFFICE

Mental health, anti-meth, and anti-heroin: Justice Department opens 3 law enforcement grants totaling $58 million

Release from the Department of Justice

Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness

The Justice Department announced today that the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) has released approximately $58 million in three grant solicitations that will advance community policing, help combat the dual scourges of opioid and methamphetamine use, and promote the health and safety of our nation’s law enforcement officers.

“The grant solicitations announced today will help law enforcement agencies in their continuing struggles on two fronts – fighting against the public health and safety crisis of illegal drug use, and safeguarding the mental health and wellness of our law enforcement officers,” said Acting Director Robert Chapman of the COPS Office. “The COPS Office is pleased to make these resources available that will not only help to protect our nation’s citizens, but also the law enforcement officers who do so much to protect them.”

The Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act Program provides funding to improve the delivery of and access to mental health and wellness services for law enforcement through the implementation of peer support, training, family resources, suicide prevention, and other promising practices for wellness programs. The program will fund projects that develop knowledge, increase awareness of effective mental health and wellness strategies, increase the skills and abilities of law enforcement, and increase the number of law enforcement agencies and relevant stakeholders using wellness programs.

The COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force Program advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement to locate and investigate illicit activities through statewide collaboration related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids. Funding is available only to state law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority over heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids seizures and investigations.

The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program advances public safety by providing funds directly to state law enforcement agencies to investigate illicit activities related to the manufacture and distribution of methamphetamine. Funds must be used to locate or investigate illicit activities such as precursor diversion, laboratories, or methamphetamine traffickers.

For more information on COPS Office funding, please visit https://cops.usdoj.gov/grants.

The COPS Office is the federal component of the Department of Justice responsible for advancing community policing nationwide. The only Department of Justice agency with policing in its name, the COPS Office was established in 1994 and has been the cornerstone of the nation’s crime fighting strategy with grants, a variety of knowledge resource products, and training and technical assistance. Through the years, the COPS Office has become the go-to agency for law enforcement agencies across the country and continues to listen to the field and provide the resources that are needed to reduce crime and build trust between law enforcement and the communities served. The COPS Office has invested more than $14 billion to advance community policing, including grants awarded to more than 13,000 state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies to fund the hiring and redeployment of more than 134,000 officers.

Original release: Justice Department Releases $58 Million in Solicitations to Combat the Distribution of Illicit Drugs and Improve Officer Wellness | OPA | Department of Justice

3 NEW public safety grant-writing training sessions open now

Grant-Writing Training

Join us on Zoom in June, July, or August

No travel? No worries. This summer, you can still get America’s best grant-writing training… online!

We are adding new online training sessions all the time. Here are 3 new dates, open now for registration… which works best for your summer calendar?

NEW! June 5-6, 2021
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NEW! July 19-20, 2021
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NEW! Aug. 19-20, 2021
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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Equipment funding grants for public safety agencies and first responders

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an rotating basis.

2021 grant application periods (subject to change)

  • Tuesday, April 13, 2021–Wednesday, May 12, 2021 at 5 PM ET
  • Tuesday, July 6, 2021–Wednesday, August 18, 2021 at 5 PM ET
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021–2022 Q1 grant deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5 PM ET

Not just for the fire service

All types of public safety agencies, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools are eligible.

The Foundation mainly focuses its resources in areas served by Firehouse Subs restaurants, typically within a 60-mile radius of a Firehouse Subs location. However, the Foundation does consider applications outside of the 60-mile guideline.

Lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supports improving the lifesaving capabilities of first responders and public safety agencies.

The Foundation accomplishes this by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public safety organizations.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant receive funds to aid in purchasing equipment.

  • “$15,000-$25,000 is a guideline”
  • “Requests exceeding $50,000 will not be accepted.”
  • If your organization has received a grant from this funder in the past, they ask that you “wait a minimum of two years from the date of approval before reapplying.”
  • Up to 600 applications accepted per application period. Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

All public safety grant requests must fall within the Foundation’s funding guidelines:

http://firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/funding-areas

Some types of equipment items are not eligible, including (but not limited to):

  • Body cameras
  • Building exhaust removal systems
  • Crash data boxes
  • Dash cams
  • Drones and drone accessories
  • Exercise equipment
  • Goodie bags
  • Guns/firearms/use of force equipment
  • Riot gear
  • Laser pointers (designators)
  • Inflatable bounce houses
  • License plate readers
  • Narcan
  • Philips FR3 AEDs
  • Pluggie the fire plug robot
  • Polar Breeze thermal rehabilitation systems
  • Portable message signs
  • Power load stretchers
  • Radar detectors
  • Recording devices
  • Refurbished equipment
  • Scott SCBA Model AP50 at this time (but “all other Scott product requests are acceptable.”)”
  • Security systems
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Sparky the Fire Dog robots and costumes
  • Stop sticks
  • Tasers
  • Throw bots
  • Traffic road barriers
  • TruNar analyzers
  • T-shirts & polos

About the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Founded in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation works to “impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities.” More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Wed., May 12, 2021.

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Have you called for backup?

Our Annual Grant Services Package keeps us in your corner all year

Whether you are involved with a Police, Sheriff, Corrections, Criminal Justice or any other type of Law Enforcement Agency, or a Fire/Rescue Service, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Ambulance or Emergency Management Agency (EMA), you are facing problems with:

  • Personnel cuts or impending layoffs
  • Lack of training funds
  • No budget to purchase personal safety equipment or tools associated with any of these vocations
  • Aging fleets of emergency response vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, SWAT vehicles, mobile command post or squad cars
  • Getting the most out of your limited budgets
  • Obsolete computer hardware and software, but no budget for IT improvements that meet today’s technology demands
  • Communications equipment including, radios, base stations, repeaters, MDTs or pagers

If this sounds like your agency, you need grants. But you also know that getting grants isn’t easy. How do you get the funding you need?

Our Annual Grant Services Package keeps First Responder Grants in your corner all year. Our Grant Consultants will help you with up to 4 grant application reviews, unlimited consultations, and more, all for one single all-in-one package price…

Learn more about our Annual Grant Services Package

2 public safety grant-writing training sessions for April 2021

Train online or in person this month

Spring has sprung, and we are springing into April with 2 opportunities for you to get grant-writing training!

April Zoom Grant Writing Class, April 24-25, 2021

In Person Tilton Police Dept, NH, Apr. 15-16, 2021

Write your best grant… even your first one

Whether you’ve written grants before or are a rookie trying to get off to a solid start, our training can raise your grant game:

  • See examples of real-world, winning grants
  • Understand what RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and NOFOs (Notices of Funding Opportunity) are… and what they’re asking for
  • Break down “grant speak” into real talk you and your superiors can understand

Whether you join us on Zoom or in New Hampshire, we can’t wait to see you. Grants are out there! Let’s get you the training… that gets the funds… that gets that gear!

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April Zoom Grant Writing Class, April 24-25, 2021

In Person Tilton Police Dept, NH, Apr. 15-16, 2021