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

Seats still available for May grant-writing training

National and Online Training for Public Safety Grant Writing

Join us May 15-16, 2021 at Berlin & Gorham FD, NH

Come join us for two days of meat-and-potatoes grant-writing training designed to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer!

  • Presented in language you can understand
  • Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!
  • Documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our training… many on their very first application
  • Interactive 2-day training
  • De-mystifies grant proposals, shows you where to find public and private grant opportunities, and teaches you to write competitive grant applications
  • Trains you to apply for and win federal state, local and private grants such as Justice Assistance Grants (JAG), Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP), NRA Grants, National Tactical Officers Association Grants, Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FPS), OVW Grants, K9 Grants, COPS Hiring Program Grants, Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants, and more

Join us and our friends at the Berlin & Gorham FD, NH, May 15-16, 2021

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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.

Learn more and apply

Need help with this grant?

Contact our Grant Consultants today

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!

Learn more and register

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

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

Do this after you submit your grant application

Letters of support

Make your grant more competitive by requesting Letters of Support

Congratulations, you submitted your grant! Once your application is in, though, there is still one thing left to do. It’s something you can—and should—do with any grant: request letters of support.

But…what is a letter of support, and how do you get one?

Full story

Stephen & Tabitha King fire grants award $115,000 to 4 Maine fire departments

Firefighters

Since 1986, the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation has been supporting Maine communities. As part of their 2020 grant process, the Foundation awarded fire grants totaling $115,000 to 4 Maine fire departments and First Responder Grants clients and students:

  • Randolph Fire Department, Maine, $40,000 for turnout gear
  • Nobleboro Fire Department, Maine, $20,000 for auto extrication equipment
  • Lebanon Fire Department, Maine, $35,000 for station addition
  • Turner Fire Department, Maine, $20,000 for auto extrication equipment

“Grants are available from generous private citizens and nonprofit organizations too,” says Greg Bavis, Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “Public safety agencies are trying to bridge those difficult gaps between their budget and their needs. State-focused programs such as the Stephen and Tabitha King Foundation are making it possible for these four Maine fire departments to improve how they protect their communities and their personnel.”

Your department could be next!

Join us for our new LIVE Online Grant-Writing Training!

Other Grant Training

Annual Grant Service

Grant Writing & Review

What if you never missed a grant again?

Does this sound familiar?

You find an amazing grant.

It’s full of crucial funding that would bridge gaps in your budget.

It’s perfect for your agency.

There’s just one thing.

You missed the deadline.

That doesn’t have to happen again.

Over 500 cities, towns, counties, regional planning organizations, and COGs have used GrantFinder to keep up with grants. This powerful, essential tool will help you find grant funding.

Learn more

6-month unlimited access to grants for your state

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Grant rejection?

Make your next grant more competitive

You did the work. Filed the grant. Waited. And waited…

Only to get a “no thanks, try again next time” letter. Getting one of these “dear john” letters can really make your heart sink. All that work. All that hope.

Was it all for nothing?

No.

Look, grants are hard. No matter how compelling your narrative, no matter how good your data, no matter how big your need, there are no guarantees. Not every application is going to be a winner.

There’s only one thing you can do.

Dust yourself off.

Take a breath.

Say whatever, ahem, “special words” you need to say.

And then?

Get ready for the next grant.

But… how?

Maybe your narrative wasn’t as solid as you thought. Maybe there was a crucial bit of data missing. Maybe your request needed to be higher-priority equipment. Maybe you didn’t make the deadline.

Grants are hard. There no guarantees. Whatever happened, you can do a better job next time, with our help. We can coach you on your grant, help you craft a better narrative, work with you on the data, and maybe—just maybe—skip the ole’ “dear john” rejection letter…

And instead find yourself in the winner’s circle.

Are you ready to write your best grant?

Contact a grant consultant today

Grants up to $5K for your local area

Apply for Walmart Community Grants by Dec. 31, 2020

The Walmart Community Grant Program awards grants ranging from $250 to $5,000 through each of their facilities (Walmart Stores, Sam’s Clubs, and Logistics Facilities).

Eligible nonprofit organizations must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Apply by Dec. 31, 2020

Learn more and apply

ONDCP: Reduce substance use in your community

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)

Learn more about the Office of National Drug Control Policy

The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a component of the Executive Office of the President which works to reduce drug use and its consequences by leading and coordinating the development, implementation, and assessment of U.S. drug policy.

Established in 1988, ONDCP coordinates the federal government’s anti-drug efforts by:

  1. Developing a comprehensive National Drug Control Strategy which aims to reduce substance use through public health and public safety measures;
  2. Funding and coordinating the activities of law enforcement, community-based coalitions, and other actors working on the ground to combat substance misuse; and
  3. Coordinating the activities and related funding of sixteen Federal government agencies and departments to reduce the availability of and the demand for illicit substances.

While ONDCP works broadly on substance misuse, it is focused on the country’s ongoing Opioid Crisis which is caused by the misuse of prescription drugs, heroin, and synthetic opioids like fentanyl.

Go to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP)