AFG peer reviewer: “departments need to invest the time and money to attend one of your classes.”

“I am reviewing AFG applications this year and it has been very revealing how many departments need to invest the time and money to attend one of your classes.

“About 25% of the applicants are so poor that it makes it painful to review their grant requests, because it was a waste of their time and mine. The professional grant writers are generally way too verbose. They write an entire book that I have to sift through to find the pertinent information. Volume is not a plus when it comes to reviewing.

“Anyway, keep up the good work. Fire departments and non-affiliated EMS agencies need your help!”

Jon Stone
Peer Reviewer, Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)