8 public safety news, awards & updates from Delaware to Montana

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:

Illinois: ISP issues 3rd round of firearm enforcement grants

The Illinois State Police (ISP) is issuing the third round of firearm enforcement grants totaling $1.5 million to law enforcement agencies across the state to conduct enforcement details for individuals legally barred from having a firearm.

Delaware’s State Senate Passes $98M Grants-In-Aid Legislation

The Delaware Senate passed a record-breaking $98 million grant package that will strengthen Delaware’s ambulance services, fire companies, senior centers, veteran’s centers, and other community groups.

Virginia’s task force recommends dedicated funding for campus threat assessment team training

The task force said the existing training requirement was never funded and was supported through grants. The group added that the most recent grant funding for assessment team training has expired.

Texas: Edinburg FD Awarded $23k FEMA Grant For Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms

With this grant, the Edinburg Fire Department has already purchased 1,500 smoke alarms and 500 carbon monoxide alarms, which firefighters will distribute and install in homes to ensure maximum safety.

Montana: Fire Grants and Safety Act passes Senate

The Fire Grants and Safety Act, sponsored by Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., passed the Senate, 88-2, at the end of June. The bill authorizes $750 million for grant programs and authorizes $95 million for the U.S. Fire Administration to fund the National Emergency Response Information System.

FEMA: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities Grant Program Fiscal Year 2023 Subapplication and Selection Status

FEMA made $1 billion available for the BRIC program for this grant cycle. FEMA received 1,234 subapplications requesting $5.66 billion in federal cost share. These submissions came from 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia. The agency also received requests from 35 tribes.

FEMA: DHS Announces $18.2 Million In First-Ever Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program Awards

“With these first-ever Tribal Cybersecurity Grants, we are not just addressing immediate needs, but also reinforcing the infrastructure that supports the sovereignty and resilience of Tribal Nations,” said FEMA Administrator Deanne Criswell. “This funding, benefitting the largest number of tribal recipients to build cybersecurity resilience in FEMA’s history, is a testament to our dedication to a safer, more secure future for all communities.”

Ohio: How the Chardon Fire Department is getting creative amid statewide challenges

“Chardon Fire Department alone received over $340,000 in grants over the last three years,” said Geiss. “We are going for every available dollar we can and still provide the best possible service to our residents.”

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