4 chances for September public safety grant-writing training

Grant-Writing Training

Seats still available!

Head into fall by getting to the top of your grant-writing game!

Seats are still available for 4 in-person grant-writing training sessions, led by First Responder Grants Consultant Greg Bavis:

Sept. 11-12

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Sept. 16-17

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Sept. 23-24

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Sept. 25-26

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FD takes home type V forestry truck thanks to AFG grant

First AFG vehicle award in New Hampshire since 2018

There’s nothing like the satisfaction when a department gets the gear they need to help them protect their personnel and their community better.

Our friends at New Hampshire’s Tamworth FD recently took delivery of a beast of a new apparatus. Funding their award? A $180K AFG grant for their type V forestry truck:

“Final inspection is now complete with no issues found at the factory. Assistant Chief Matt Baumann and Firefighter Zach Remick will be making the 1200 mile journey home with it. We look forward to being able to place the truck in service to serve the town for many years to come. Special thanks goes to Alexis Fire Equipment Company Lakes Region Fire Apparatus Inc First Responder Grants, LLC and all of our town residents for making this happen.”

Congratulations, Tamworth FD!

And to you reading this, your turn could be next. What grants are you going for this year and next year?

Contact a Grant Consultant today

Meet your new public safety grant consultant

Kris Kloetz: Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, Volunteer Firefighter, Grant Writer & Consultant

Meet your new grant consultant! Kris Kloetz has an extensive public safety background, including Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, and Volunteer Firefighter. We’re so proud to welcome Kris to the First Responder Grants team:

About Kris

Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, Volunteer Firefighter, Grant Writer & Consultant

Kris has spent his entire career in Law Enforcement. While working for different agencies with limited budgets, Kris knows what it is like to struggle to find funding for equipment and training to keep the department running efficiently. Kris has assisted his agency with several grant opportunities over his career that have kept his agency on the leading edge of providing quality service to the community. Kris truly enjoys finding every avenue to acquire funding for a department and will assist you with obtaining the grant that will take your community service to the next level.

Public Safety, Instructional & Grant Writing Background

Kris began his law enforcement career at the age of 18, working part-time for a local agency in New Hampshire while attending college. During that time, Kris was also a volunteer firefighter in his hometown.

After college, Kris continued in law enforcement in a full-time capacity. Kris is an instructor for his department in several areas. His assistance is frequently requested in courses of instruction at the New Hampshire Police Academy.

Kris spent several years as a SWAT Operator/Sniper on a regional special operations team that covers over 10 towns and cities. Kris frequently teaches classes on workplace violence prevention and situational awareness to local businesses in the community. Kris has worked closely with other members of his department on several grant opportunities for equipment and training. Kris is also the department’s liaison with the New Hampshire Traffic Safety Bureau, where Kris’s grant writing has augmented funding for motor vehicle enforcement patrols to prevent speeding, distracted driving, and impairment.

Grant help? Contact Kris today

Ready for the grant writing winner circle? New training dates nationwide!


New, in-person grant-writing training dates available from coast to coast

From New York State to Washington State and points in between, grant training season is about to kick into high gear!

Does this sound like your agency?

  • Your agency lacks funds for vital equipment or training.
  • You applied for grants in the past, but just can’t seem to get your application into the winner’s circle.
  • Times are tight and your budget is shrinking, but grants seem so intimidating, you’ll never figure out how to get that crucial additional funding for your department.

You’re not the only one. Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Emergency Services Agencies nationwide have felt the sting of the budget ax.

They could’ve spent another year going without.

But they did something else. They took action, and they got that crucial grant funding.

“I have had a 70% success rate with all my grants since attending. It has also opened my eyes to other grant opportunities. The $2,000 it cost my department to send me to a First Responder Grants seminar years ago has more than paid for itself. What it costs your department to send you will be quickly recouped.” —Asst. Chief Justin Dixon, Burkville Fire Department, Alabama

We’ve added new dates and locations to our live, in-person nationwide grant-writing training. Click below to see our current training schedule. Register today so you can get the training you need to land your department in the grant winner’s circle!

National Training Schedule: Review and Register

Next grant training: Join us Aug. 19-20

We turn first responders into grant writers who get funded.

Summer heat… might as well stay in! Our online Grant-Writing for Public Safety Training gives you the info you need to write competitive grants than can win.

As we head toward the latter part of summer, more public and private grant programs will be re-opening their doors to applications.

But how will you find those grants? Our training unlocks the secrets to finding available funds and obtaining them for your agency. As a student, you’ll…

  • Learn where to hunt grants that are for public safety agencies
  • Ensure your agency is eligible to accept grant money
  • Write clear, concise, and effective grant applications

See you in August!

Next Online Grant-Writing Training

Aug. 19-20, 2021


Next online grant-writing training starts July 19, 2021

Sign up now for our no-travel training

Our grant-writing training helps your public safety agency get more grant funding.

All via Zoom, no travel required!

And… our next online grant-writing training starts July 19. Learn more and register today for the grant training that can help you get the grants that get the gear!

Online grant training: July 19-20

Summer online grant training

July and August training dates open now

It’s going to be a crazy summer. However, in the grants world, summer is a great time to train up on how to write public safety grants. Then, come fall, you hit the ground running for programs opening up.

Whether federal, state, local, nonprofit, or corporate, grants are available that can help your agency bridge the gap between what you need and what you have in the budget.

Are you ready to become a grant writer who gets funded?

Even better, we have no-travel-required training options. Dates available in July and August for our 2-day online grant-writing training. Check it out and register today!

July & August online grant training

Next online grant training kicks off Saturday

Our June 5-6 grant-writing training helps your public safety agency get more grants.

As we head into June, summer is a great time to get ready to work on grants.

Whether federal, state, local, nonprofit, or corporate, grants are available that can help your agency bridge the gap between what you need and what you have in the budget.

Are you ready to become a grant writer who gets funded?

Our next live, online grant-writing training starts this weekend. On June 5–6, 2021, you can join our experienced grant consultants online for 2 days of powerful, meat-and-potatoes grant-writing training. No fluff, just real-world, experienced-backed training that can unlock your ability to get grants for your department.

Register now for our June 5-6 grant training

Learn more about our live, online grant-writing training