Here are just a few ways we can help your agency win grants in 2020
Happy New Year and welcome to 2020! The holidays might be over, but a new year of grants has just begun.
Throughout 2020, grants will be available from a range of federal, state, local, corporate, and non-profit sources. Some grant-writing services might be able to help a church get a new roof or a teacher fund a new project for their school. But when it comes to helping public safety and emergency management agencies write grants, there is no one like us at First Responder Grants.
Here are just a few ways we can help your agency this year:
“secured over $1M in grant monies for my department” — Sgt. J. Kemp, Yuma PD, Arizona “$1.25M to hire 10 new LEOs” — Deb Morrone, Fort Wayne PD, Indiana “$410,199 for new equipment, including Livescan fingerprint machine and KLER records management interface” — Undersheriff Mickey Gruber, Brown County Sheriff, Kansas
Agencies likes these have worked with us to help them with their grant applications, and that help has made a big difference in their departments.
2020 can be your agency’s year in grant winner circles too. Federal, state, non-profit, private-sector grants will soon be opening around the country. If your organization is planning to apply for grants next year, NOW is the time to get in touch with us ensure your spot for grant assistance
FY 2018 AFG and SAFER award rounds are winding down. Fire grants worth millions have been awarded to Fire Service Organizations nationwide.
But what’s next?
Now that awards are wrapping up, it’s time to get ready for FY 2019 fire grants. Application periods haven’t been confirmed yet. What matters far more, though, is that you are getting ready now, so that whenever a grant opens, you are ready to go on your application and narrative.
What does it take to get ready for FY 2019 fire grants? Contact us today to discuss your department, the equipment you need, and how to get ready for any grant.
Grants have their own language and complexity. They’re not always easy to understand. There are rules, details, and requirements that you have to follow to the letter… or else your grant won’t get funded.
Sometimes, though, those confusing grants can get pretty overwhelming. And when that happens, we’re here to help:
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NIMS Alert 05-17: Refreshed National Incident Management System Release
Compliance with the National Incident Management System (NIMS) can be critical to being eligible–and more competitive–for federal grants. FEMA’s recent refreshed release of NIMS is essential for your department, not just for managing incidents, but to help you with grants.
The updated NIMS is based on FEMA’s review of over 3,000 comments from first responders and public safety agencies. Regardless of the incident, NIMS applies. Use these FEMA resources to put NIMS to work in your agency, or update your implementation:
This year’s active hurricane and fire seasons highlight the importance of working together before, during, and after disasters of all types and sizes. NIMS provides a common, nationwide approach to enable the whole community to work together to manage all threats and hazards.
Through an iterative process of engagement with stakeholders from across the nation, FEMA reviewed more than 3,000 comments to update NIMS guidance and incorporate the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.
Today, FEMA released the refreshed National Incident Management System (NIMS) to ensure that this important guidance continues to reflect the collective expertise of the whole community. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location, or complexity.
The refreshed NIMS:
Retains key concepts and principles of the 2004 and 2008 versions of NIMS;
Reflects and incorporates policy updates from lessons learned from exercises and real-world incidents and disasters;
Clarifies the processes and terminology for qualifying, certifying, and credentialing incident personnel, building a foundation for the development of a national qualification system;
Clarifies that NIMS is more than just the Incident Command System (ICS), and that it applies to all incident personnel, from the incident command post to the National Response Coordination Center;
Describes common functions and terminology for staff in Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), while remaining flexible to allow for differing missions, authorities, and resources of EOCs across the nation; and
Explains the relationship among ICS, EOCs, and senior leaders/policy groups.
FEMA will host a series of 60-minute webinars to discuss the updates in the refreshed NIMS and answer questions related to NIMS. The webinars will be open to the whole community.