New grant-writing training!

Public safety grant writing training in Urbana, Illinois

Join us for public safety grant-writing training

April 4-5, 2019, ILEAS Training Center, Urbana, IL

Just south of Chicago, our friends at Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS) are once again opening their doors for 2 days of grant-writing training. First responders and public safety grant writers from around the country will be gathering for plain-talk, meat-and-potatoes training that gives you the ins and outs for writing competitive grants.

Start talking with your chief, captain, or municipal contacts now so your department can join us.

This training is April 4-5, 2019-a great way to get your 2019 grant efforts in full gear.

11 First Responder Grants Clients Win $2,557,552 in FY 2017 AFG, SAFER Fire Grant Awards

From coast to coast and in between, 11 First Responder Grants clients have won a combined $1,547,140 in fire grants from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). These awards were announced as part of the AFG and SAFER fire grant awards announced during August 31, 2018, through September 14, 2018.

To-date First Responder Grants clients and students have won a combined $6,062,841 in fire grants under FY 2017 AFG, SAFER, and FP&S this year.

AFG, SAFER, and FP&S fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Whether hundreds of dollars or millions of dollars, these vital fire grant programs can aid your department with equipment, training, and staffing,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “By having clear, compelling narratives, and applications that met program requirements, these eleven winners not only have reached the grant winner’s circle, they can now better protect their personnel and their communities.”

About First Responder Grants

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $2,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

Round 9 FY 2017 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)FEMA has announced Round 9 fire grant winners for the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 512 fire grants totaling $53,375,638, including:

  • Whitmer Volunteer Fire Department, Harman, WV, Operations and Safety, $743, Training ($780)
  • Carlin Volunteer Fire Department, Carlin, NV, Operations and Safety, $6,286, Training ($3,300)
  • Greater Eagle Fire Protection District, Eagle, CO, Operations and Safety, $23,800, Wellness and Fitness Programs ($11,640)
  • Town Of Olean Vol. Fire Dept. District 1, Olean, NY, Operations and Safety, $100,062, Equipment ($10,550) || Personal Protective Equipment ($93,015)
  • Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Canandaigua, NY, Regional Request, $287,332, Equipment ($297,998)
  • Dorchester County Fire Rescue, Saint George, SC, Operations and Safety, $325,918, Modify Facilities ($222,930) || Wellness and Fitness Programs ($118,774)
  • Madison Township Fire Department, Mansfield, OH, Vehicle Acquisition, $406,192, Vehicle Acquisition ($425,001)
  • Clallam County Fire District No.3, Sequim, WA, Operations and Safety, $541,033, Personal Protective Equipment ($547,000)
  • Davenport Fire Department, Scott Street, IA, Operations and Safety, $612,369, Personal Protective Equipment ($665,300)
  • DuBois Volunteer Fire Department , DuBois, PA, Regional Request, $970,167, Equipment ($1,067,183)

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

6 First Responder Grants Clients Win $1,547,140 in Round 6 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

From coast to coast and in between, 6 First Responder Grants clients won a combined $1,547,140 in fire grants from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. These awards were announced as part of the 352 Round 6 AFG fire grant awards announced Aug. 24, 2018.

To-date First Responder Grants clients and students have won a combined $3,505,289 in fire grants under FY 2017 AFG this year.

This week’s winners included:

  • Sylvania Township Fire Department, Sylvania, OH, Operations and Safety, $223,223, Personal Protective Equipment ($245,545)
  • Big River Fire Protection, Bonne Terre, MO, Operations and Safety, $16,186, Equipment ($16,995)
  • Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Tacoma, WA, Vehicle Acquisition, $681,237, Vehicle Acquisition ($680,000)
  • Hutchins Fire Rescue, Hutchins, TX, Regional Request, $304,265, Equipment ($302,974)
  • Lyndon Fire Protection District, Louisville, KY, Operations and Safety, $54,102, Equipment ($58,512)
  • South Fire District of the City of Middletown, Middletown, CT, Operations and Safety, $145,381, Personal Protective Equipment ($151,350)

AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Wherever you are in the US, your fire service organization has a shot at AFG,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “When a department focuses on high-priority needs and has a solid application, they can rise above the stiff competition and find their grant in the winner’s circle.”

About First Responder Grants

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $2,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

2 First Responder Grants Clients Win $294,100 in Round 6 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Two Kentucky-based First Responder Grants clients won a combined $294,100 in fire grants from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Both awards were announced as part of the 86 Round 6 AFG fire grant awards announced Aug. 17, 2018.

A first-time AFG applicant, New Castle VFD & Rescue Squad in Kentucky will use its $84,500 fire grant to procure new SCBAs and SCBA masks.

Nelson County Fire and Rescue of Bardstown, Kentucky, had applied on their own to AFG in both 2015 and 2016. However, those efforts were not successful. In 2017 NCFR became a First Responder Grants client. We were successful in gaining them an award of $209,600 to purchase new SCBA and masks for their entire department.

To-date First Responder Grants clients and students have won a combined $1,958,149 in fire grants under FY 2017 AFG this year.

AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Sometimes departments think that they’ll never have a shot to win, or that if they’re rejected they think they shouldn’t try again,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “These two Kentucky fire service organizations are reminders of two important things: Even a first-time applicant can win a vital fire grant. And, if you get rejected one year, the best thing to do is try again next year.”

About First Responder Grants

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

Round 5 FY 2017 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsFEMA has announced Round 5 fire jobs grant winners for the FY 2017 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program. FEMA awarded 13 fire service hiring grants totaling $13,959,917, including:

  • Hampton County, Hampton, SC, Hiring, $429,494
  • Avra Valley Fire District, Marana, AZ, Hiring, $613,739
  • Fall River Fire Department, Fall River, MA, Hiring, $965,626
  • Rutherford County Fire and Rescue Department, Murfreesboro , TN, Hiring, $1,771,146
  • City of Lewisville, Lewisville, TX, Hiring, $3,022,974

Subsequent SAFER fire jobs grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest SAFER fire grant news.

4 First Responder Grants Clients Win $412,971 in Round 5 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Fire service organizations in New Hampshire, Connecticut, and Ohio became the latest First Responder Grants clients to win fire grants from from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. Four departments won a total of $412,971 in AFG grants during Round 5 awards, announced Aug. 8, 2018.

All four departments have worked with First Responder Grants to develop applications that put them in the winner’s circle.

New Hampshire’s Gilmanton Fire Department and Ohio’s Rio Grande Volunteer Fire Department will use their respective $50,000 and $25,772 AFG Operations and Safety fire grants toward purchasing equipment. Connecticut’s Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company and Ohio’s Ross Township Fire Department will use their respective $160,250 and $176,949 Operations and Safety AFG fire grants to purchase and replace Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Even in the same state, multiple departments can face varying levels of need,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “These funds to procure equipment and PPE demonstrate the commitment of America’s firefighters to do their best to protect life, property, community, and personnel.”

About First Responder Grants

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

2 First Responder Grants Clients Win $817,109 in Round 3 AFG FY 2017 Fire Grant Awards

Missouri’s Wolf Creek Fire Protection Association, Farmington, and Central Crossing Fire Protection District, Shell Knob, won a combined $817,109 during Round 3 awards from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program.

Both departments have worked with First Responder Grants to develop applications that put them in the winner’s circle.

Wolf Creek Fire Protection Association will use their $660,728 toward a Regional Request for PPE. Central Crossing Fire Protection District will put their $156,381 Operations and Safety fire grant toward a combination of training and PPE.

AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

“Regional requests can be a crucial way for departments to band together and access grant funding from sources such as AFG,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “Replacing and updating PPE is a mission-critical way for departments to maintain readiness and safety.”

About First Responder Grants

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

Fall & winter grant training schedule

Before we know it, summer will be on the wane. Vacations will be ending. School will be starting. Someday the temperature might even cool off…

As we start to think about fall and–can you believe it?–the year to come, it’s also a great time to talk with your department and municipality about getting grant-writing training. Since our training is only for first responders, emergency management, and public safety agencies, it’s tailored exactly for what you need to write and send out the most competitive grants you can.

Check out our schedule and sign up for the in-person or online class that’s best for you.

Carmel, NY, Nov. 16 -17, 2018

Old Bridge, NJ, Dec. 10 – 11, 2018

Shelby, NC, Jan. 24-25, 2019