Starting the new year is all about starting right. A great way to help this year be better than last year? Get the grant-writing training you need to help you be competitive in your public safety grants.
First responders, emergency management agencies, and public safety agencies around the country have used our online and national training to help them go on to win grants big and small. And this year could be your turn in the winner’s circle too.
Whether online or at one of our convenient nationwide trainings, we look forward to helping you become the best grant writer you can be!
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:
With our friends at Berlin & Gorham FD, NH, Apr. 18-19, 2020
“We were awarded an AFG grant in the amount of $150,286 to purchase 24 air packs. We would not been able to make this purchase without me taking you class and learning how to write grants. Thank you for all of your help!”
– Bobbi Beers, Friendship Fire Company No. 1, Inc., Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania
New grant training in New England! Our friends at New Hampshire’s Berlin & Gorham FD are graciously hosting 2 days of grant-writing training for anyone in public safety, first responder, and emergency management.
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. Register today and get ready to have 2020 be full of grants for your agency!
“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 that-for first responders.”
—Deputy Justin Koller, York County Sheriff’s Office, York, Pennsylvania
What if the equipment and training your organization needs was only a grant application away? Would you be ready to write that grant?
From public, corporate, and non-profit sources, major public safety grants will be opening soon and throughout 2020. But what really matters is whether or not your agency is prepared to take your best shot at winning those crucial grants.
It’s not easy to know the ins and outs of today’s grants. That’s why our training gives you the “meat and potatoes” you need to put out the most competitive grants you can.
“I have attended several of Kurt’s informative and educational classes and found them to be presented in language that was easy to understand. His post-seminar guidance and assistance in helping us with all of our applications has been, to say the least, invaluable.”
—Firefighter Lee Look, PhD, Lyndon Fire & Rescue, Kentucky
Seats are still available for 2 upcoming trainings, hosted by our friends in the Fire Service and in Law Enforcement:
Join us in University Center, MI, Sept. 29-30, 2020
Two days of meat and potatoes grant-writing training!
We designed our training to turn you into a first-rate public safety grant writer. Presented in language you can understand and comprehend. Learn how to help your agency get the training, to get the grant, to get the gear!
Once summer gives way to fall, we all know how close we are to the holidays… and then to another new year. As we head into the final months of 2018 and look ahead to 2019, there is lots your department can be doing right now to prepare for next year’s grant opportunities.
Conduct a needs assessment
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 gives you the facts you need to know about how well prepared your department is to carry out its primary function.
Each year, public, private, corporate, and non-profit organizations provide thousands of grants worth billions of dollars. What programs are out there that your agency could benefit from? What program will you try for for the first time? What programs have you tried for and gotten rejected, but you’re determined that this year be the year you get to the winner’s circle? Remember: Lots of grants open for applications during the first quarter!
Know and practice the 4 things grant winners have in common
Over the years we’ve looked at thousands of grant applications, and we have seen it all. The good. The bad. The ugly. And there are things that consistently set the winners apart from the losers. Put our 4 tips to work in your grant efforts, and you will be far more likely to celebrate a grant award in 2019.
You can make a well-stated case for why your department needs a grant more than another, but you also have to back up your story with hard data. Luckily, there’s lots of that out there. Demographics, critical infrastructure, economics, you name it.