7 public safety news, awards & updates

The world of public safety grants is always moving and it never stops! Here are some recent awards, updates, and opportunities for the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, and more:

California: FEMA Awards County More than $1 Million for Wildfire Prevention Planning Affecting 1,200 Homes

The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday accepted a $1,040,466.20 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to plan fire mitigation efforts involving 1,200 homes at Woodpecker Ravine southeast of Grass Valley.

Pennsylvania: Kosierowski, Donahue bring home $1.71 million in state grants

State Reps. Bridget M. Kosierowski and Kyle T. Donahue are pleased to announce that $1.71 million in state Local Share Account grants were awarded today by the Commonwealth Financing Authority for projects in Scranton and throughout the portions of Lackawanna County they represent.

$144,000 for the Lackawanna County SWAT Team to replace their aging Lenco Bearcat with a new one to improve effectiveness.
$65,000 to purchase two vehicles for the Clarks Summit Police Department.
$60,000 to purchase a K-9 vehicle for the Scott Township Police Department.

Ohio: Governor DeWine Announces State Support to Reduce Violent Crime

Eighteen law enforcement agencies in 15 counties will receive funding through the latest round of the Ohio Violent Crime Reduction Grant Program. Since the launch of the program in 2021, more than $81 million has been awarded to 175 local law enforcement agencies for targeted programs and enhanced technology that aid in preventing and solving incidents of violent crime.

New York: Long Beach gets a grant to increase DWI patrols

Nassau County District Attorney Anne Donnelly, alongside Long Beach Acting Police Department Commissioner Richard DePalma and Freeport Police Department Chief Michael Smith unveiled Tuesday outside Long Beach City Hall a $60,000 grant initiative to bolster DWI enforcement on local roadways from May through early October.

Illinois: $100,000 in Emergency Medical Services Grants Announced in Honor of EMS Week

Macon County – Thirteen Central Illinois organizations have been selected to receive a total of $100,000 in emergency medical services (EMS) grant funding in honor of EMS Week. This funding is part of the $1 million Moving Forward grant program established by the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation and Decatur Earthmover Credit Union.

PG&E and California Fire Foundation Open Applications for Wildfire Safety and Preparedness Grants

More than $1 million in grants, public education, and outreach funded in 2023; Applications Accepted May 30 through June 30

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the California Fire Foundation (CFF) are accepting grant applications this week from California-based fire departments and community-based organizations focused on wildfire safety and preparedness. The grant program continues a seven-year successful partnership between PG&E and CFF. Applications will be accepted beginning May 30 and must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 30, 2024, through the CFF website. Award notification will begin July 31, 2024.

Oregon: Community Wildfire Risk Reduction grant applications are open

Applications are open for the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s $3 million Community Wildfire Risk Reduction Grant. The grant aims to enhance wildfire defensible space and reduce wildfire risks around buildings and critical infrastructure.

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