First Responder and Public Safety Grant Writing Training

Grant Training for the Fire Service, Law Enforcement, EMS… All Public Safety & Emergency Management!

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“We have been awarded $410,199, and we have about $4,000 invested in training and assistance through you. That’s over $100,000 for every $1,000 invested. Thanks for you help.”
—Undersheriff Mickey Gruber, Brown County Sheriff, Kansas

+80% success rate at winning grant awards!

Training schedule

Date Location Instructor Price Learn More
Oct. 17-18, 2024 Woodbury CSO, IA Greg Bavis $499 Register
Oct. 29-30, 2024 Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission, Fenton, MI Greg Bavis $499 Register
May 5–6, 2025 Whitehall Township Police Department, PA Greg Bavis $499 Register

Schedule is subject to change.

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.
  • 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.

They Got First Responder Grants Training

“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 train first responders nationwide to understand, apply for and win public safety grants.

National and Online Training for Public Safety Grant Writing

Our consultants have the public safety experience and grants expertise necessary to train grant writers just like you.

Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Our students maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our training… many on their very first application.

We Speak Grants!

“I have had the chance to attend other classes on grant writing but none of them compared to this course. First Responder Grants is truly catered to us, America’s first responders.”
—Deputy Justin Koller, York County Sheriff’s Office, Pennsylvania

Our interactive training demystifies public safety grants and discuss grant programs in your language. Many grant training programs provide general information about grants, but don’t provide the specific tips and guidelines that first responders need. First Responder Grants serves up the “meat and potatoes” details on how to “give them what they want,” so you can win the funding, training and equipment your agency needs.

“The department made an excellent investment in our future by sending a member to this seminar. We have even attended additional seminars and have involved the city police department as well. We invested less than $1,000 dollars, and to this point we have received a total of over $1,900,000 in grants altogether. To say the least, we are very happy with our investment. I would encourage any department to take advantage of this excellent training.”
—Asst. Chief/Paramedic Derrick Hall, Hazard Fire & Rescue, Kentucky

Discounts on First Responder Grants Services

Grant-Writing Training

Students who sign up for our Annual Grant Services Package (AGSP) within 30 days of attending training will receive a 10% discount off the normal price of $1500. That is $1795 for one year worth of support services.

All students also receive discounts on First Responder Grants grant writing, editing and consulting services.

Get the Training That Gets the Grants

“We ‘got the call’ today, for $343,962 in federal funding towards our radio project. One of the main reasons we won this 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Regional Communications award was the assistance and guidance we received from First Responder Grants. Since I first attended their grant training class in 2008 and started using their assistance, the Victor Fire Department has won over $556,800 in grant awards.”
—Asst. Chief Joe Murphy, Victor Fire Department, New York

First Responder Grants brings you America’s only grant writing training that…

  • Is available year-round in convenient locations nationwide
  • Has students who have a documented 80+% success rate at writing winning public safety grants
  • Discounts its grant writing, editing and consulting services for training graduates
  • 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!

One Low Tuition Price

All this, in 2 days of expert public safety grant training, taught by America’s best public safety grant consultants, is only…

$499 per student

Register Today, Grant Writing Training Is Open Now

“I want to thank you for giving me the tools to bring in around $1.5 million for my own department and a neighboring department. These departments both serve 10,000 people, so department size is no excuse not to get awarded. I do not know of any other training programs out there than can turn a $499 investment into over $1 million in return.”
–Fire Marshal Kevin Kanehl, Armada Township Fire Department, Michigan

Below are currently scheduled training sessions and their locations. This list is constantly updated as training is requested or booked. (Don’t see a session near you? You can bring our training to you.)

“Our department is very small and gets very little support from local government. Years ago my department sent me to a First Responder Grants seminar in Philadelphia. It was the best money our department has ever spent. I would estimate in the last 3 years we are in the $750K-$1,000,000 club for grants. I would highly recommend going to this seminar.”
—Lt. Nick Cook, Bendersville Community Fire Company, Pennsylvania

Training Terms & Conditions

First Responder Grants is very sensitive to the budgetary constraints necessary for our clientele, and it has always been our goal to maintain our tuition costs at an absolute minimum. We have been able to achieve this goal through adoption of certain policies and procedures.


Approximately one week prior to your scheduled training you will receive, via email, an electronic file of the handouts that will be used during the training.

Handouts are generally in PDF or MS-Word.doc file format. You are responsible for printing those handouts and bringing them with you to the training, as there will not be printed handouts at the training.

If you do not receive that email with handout files, within 3 days prior to your scheduled training, please contact the scheduled instructor via email or phone to arrange having them sent to you.

This saves us considerable shipping and printing costs.

Hosted at Public Safety Agencies

Our training is “hosted” by other public safety agencies to avoid incurring “venue rental costs”. This holds down travel expenses for our students by being presented regionally.

Sometimes local demands or unforeseen problems force an agency to cancel their scheduled training.

Minimum Number of Students

Due to economic considerations, training is scheduled contingent upon a minimum number of students (15) being pre-registered to attend. Occasionally, an agency is unable to achieve that goal.

Therefore, 30 days prior to any scheduled event, if the agency has been unable to recruit the minimum number of attendees, they have the option of rescheduling their training to a future date to continue to recruit students, or they may choose to cancel the training. This option is entirely the agency’s choice and is beyond the control of First Responder Grants.

We would caution students that if they must book non-refundable air travel or hotel reservations that they NOT do so until within the 30-day window before their training and after first checking with us to be certain that the training has been “locked in” for the date shown. First Responder Grants will not be responsible for and is unable to refund individual travel costs of any kind.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Full payment is required before or on the first day of class. If you are unable to attend training, First Responder Grants will transfer your registration to any other in-person class or live online training. If First Responder Grants cancels training, you may transfer your registration or request a full refund. Any refunds paid by credit card are refunded minus fees charged to First Responder Grants.



First Responder Grants, LLC
237 N. Brooks St.
Manning, SC 29102 




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Register now

Choose your training, click the “register” button, and complete and submit the form to sign up yourself and/or other attendees to attend your grant training session.

Date Location Instructor Price Learn More
Oct. 17-18, 2024 Woodbury CSO, IA Greg Bavis $499 Register
Oct. 29-30, 2024 Law Enforcement Officers Regional Training Commission, Fenton, MI Greg Bavis $499 Register
May 5–6, 2025 Whitehall Township Police Department, PA Greg Bavis $499 Register