$270K AFG fire truck grant replaces 1977 apparatus

“On behalf of the Newark Volunteer Fire Department, I would like to thank Greg Bavis for his assistance with our FY2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application that resulted in an award of approximately $270,000 of federal funding to help replace our 1977 tanker/tender apparatus.

AFG applications for the Vehicle Acquisition program are highly competitive. Greg worked with us to make sure our application was written as well as possible to provide our department with the best chance at receiving an award. Greg’s knowledge of the AFG program, his experience with previous successful grant applications, and his attention to detail ensured our application captured our department’s need for federal funding. He also ensured the application was in line with what may be expected of a successful application.

Navigating the AFG notice of funding opportunity and the minor details of the program can be difficult. Missing such details and intricacies could result in an application being rejected in the computer scoring phase before it’s even seen by a real person.

Without Greg’s insight and experience we would have missed crucial details in our application that may not have gotten it before a peer review panel and ultimately funded. Greg’s assistance in identifying possible funding sources for future projects has also been valuable to our department.

We are beyond grateful to Greg and First Responder Grants for working with us on our grant application needs.”

Aaron Leonard
Lieutenant / Vice President, Board of Directors
Newark VT Volunteer Fire Department