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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3 NEW public safety grant-writing training sessions open now

Grant-Writing Training

Join us on Zoom in June, July, or August

No travel? No worries. This summer, you can still get America’s best grant-writing training… online!

We are adding new online training sessions all the time. Here are 3 new dates, open now for registration… which works best for your summer calendar?

NEW! June 5-6, 2021
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NEW! July 19-20, 2021
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NEW! Aug. 19-20, 2021
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Seats still available! Apr. 24–25, 2021
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Seats still available! May 20–21, 2021
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Have you called for backup?

Our Annual Grant Services Package keeps us in your corner all year

Whether you are involved with a Police, Sheriff, Corrections, Criminal Justice or any other type of Law Enforcement Agency, or a Fire/Rescue Service, Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Ambulance or Emergency Management Agency (EMA), you are facing problems with:

  • Personnel cuts or impending layoffs
  • Lack of training funds
  • No budget to purchase personal safety equipment or tools associated with any of these vocations
  • Aging fleets of emergency response vehicles, fire trucks, ambulances, SWAT vehicles, mobile command post or squad cars
  • Getting the most out of your limited budgets
  • Obsolete computer hardware and software, but no budget for IT improvements that meet today’s technology demands
  • Communications equipment including, radios, base stations, repeaters, MDTs or pagers

If this sounds like your agency, you need grants. But you also know that getting grants isn’t easy. How do you get the funding you need?

Our Annual Grant Services Package keeps First Responder Grants in your corner all year. Our Grant Consultants will help you with up to 4 grant application reviews, unlimited consultations, and more, all for one single all-in-one package price…

Learn more about our Annual Grant Services Package

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!

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

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

Fire Departments: Is it time to complete or update your needs assessment?

The Fund Finder News by Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant

There is an old saying that floats about and holds a special truth not only in how we conduct our daily operations, but also in how we go about applying to grant funding sources. That saying is:

“If You Fail to Plan, You Can Plan to Fail!”

Proper planning involves a myriad of things, one of which is assuring that you have proper manpower and equipment to carry out your basic mission for your citizens.

A needs assessment is a critical way to identity the needs in your organization that might be filled by grants. Now is the time to complete or update yours!

Full story: Needs and Capabilities Assessment: Why and How Do We Accomplish This?

Law Enforcement Agencies: Have you followed these 5 steps from the COPS grants office?

In order to apply for COPS Office funding, please prepare by taking the following actions

The Department of Justice’s COPS Office is a leading source of grant opportunities for Law Enforcement Agencies. To get ready for upcoming grant opportunities, the COPS office asks you to do the following:

STEP 1: Get a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number by calling 866-705-5711 or visiting

STEP 2: Ensure active registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) database (registration must be updated or renewed annually to maintain an active status)
**ALERT: You must submit a notarized letter appointing the authorized Entity Administrator before your registration will be activated. This requirement now applies to both new and existing entities. (

STEP 3: The COPS Office application is a two-step process that involves and JustGrants access. Register at JustGrants

STEP 4: Register at and complete form SF-424

STEP 5: Sign-up for notifications on COPS Office funding opportunities and activities

Need help with grants?

Contact one of our grant consultants today

Seats still available for tomorrow’s grant-writing training

Join us in Danville, IL, Mar. 20-21

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 will understand and comprehend! Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear! Thank you to our friends at Lynch Area Fire Protection Dist, Danville, IL, for hosting.

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Lynch Area Fire Protection Dist, Danville, IL March 20-21, 2021

Public safety agencies: Next Zoom grant-writing training

Mar. 30-31, 2021

No travel required!

Join us online for our March Zoom Grant Writing Class. This is the same format as our in-person training offered around the country, only all online with no travel costs, and all for only $499!

Past students say

“Highest grant success rate in the history of our agency.”

“We are in the $750K+ club for grants.”

“Thank you for giving me the tools to bring in $1.5 million.”

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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?

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Want FEMA grants? Do this first

Download the free FEMA GO Account Creation Guide

If you’re applying to or receiving any sort of grant program from FEMA, you have to have a FEMA GO account. But… how do you set one up? Fortunately, FEMA has laid out the account creation process in a free PDF.

Start setting up your FEMA GO account today, and you’ll be ready to apply for, receive, and manage your FEMA grants: