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A compilation of web pages and books of potential interest to nonprofit organizations seeking funding opportunities related to public safety.

35 Federal Programs To Combat Natural and Unnatural Disasters
Emergency Planning & Assistance Grant Programs of the Federal Government
http://www.educationmoney.com/emergency_assistance.html
Educationmoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
http://www.fema.gov/firegrants/
A program of the Preparedness Directorate's Office of Grants and Training in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). This Website provides a description of the three types of grants available and offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Bulletproof Vest Partnership
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bvpbasi/
Funding program for state and local law enforcement agencies to acquire bulletproof vests.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Citizens Insurance Grants Program
Howell-based Citizens Insurance Company of America and Students Against Drunk Driving - Michigan are uniting to make financial support available to contributing SADD chapters in Michigan that have specialized program needs. Grants are available for $250, $500, or $1000 amounts to fund SADD programs and events. Grants will be awarded for January 3 through September 1 and may be used for activities designed to prevent underage alcohol, tobacco, and/or drug use while encouraging safe and healthy lifestyles. Other groups active in youth prevention areas such as Pride, Stand, and Youth to Youth are also eligible to apply. The program will be administered by Student Leadership Services. Call (248) 706-0757 for more information.

Department of Homeland Security
Grants
http://www.dhs.gov/es/grants
(Last checked 05/01/17)

FEMA Firefighters Assistance Program
http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program
Fire Management Assistance is available to States, local and tribal governments, for the mitigation, management, and control of fires on publicly or privately owned forests or grasslands, which threaten such destruction as would constitute a major disaster.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs
http://www.fema.gov/grants
(Last checked 05/01/17)

FEMA Preparedness (Non-Disaster) Grants
http://www.fema.gov/preparedness-non-disaster-grants
FEMA provides state and local governments with preparedness program funding in the form of Non-Disaster Grants to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices and cyber-attacks.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Fire Protection Grants Available from the State of Michigan,
see http://egrams-mi.com/portal/user/SearchResults.aspx
Type in fire in the keyword search box.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Fire Protection Grants Available from the U.S. Government
https://cfda.symplicity.com
Choose keyword and type in "fire protection". Courtesy of the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
Note: We are upgrading our Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) web site to provide increased transparency, greater access to assistance information and to better support the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. The new CFDA web site will be operational by April 21st, 2009.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services
https://web.archive.org/web/20140611120906/http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa_331.pdf
This manual provides information to fire and EMS departments on locating and implementing both traditional and nontraditional methods of funding. It discusses local, state, and federal government sources. Courtesy of the U.S. Fire Administration, FEMA April 2012.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Georgia Municipal Association
http://www.gmanet.com/Grants.aspx
The GMA shares grant announcements regarding public safety, recreation, environment, and other issues of importance to municipalities.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Law, Justice, and Legal Services
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
(Last checked 05/01/17)

International Association of Emergency Managers
Scholarship Program
http://www.iaem.com/about/scholarship/intro.htm
The International Association of Emergency Managers has established the IAEM Scholarship Program to further the education of students studying the field of emergency management. The mission of the program is to assist the profession by developing students with the intellect and technical skills to advance and enhance emergency management.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

International Association of Fire Fighters
W. H. "Howie" McClennan Scholarship
http://www.iaff.org/et/scholarships/mcclennan.html
The W. H. "Howie" McClennan scholarship provides financial assistance for sons, daughters or legally adopted children of fire fighters killed in the line of duty planning to attend a university, accredited college or other institution of higher learning. $2500/year.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Michigan Department of Human Resources
Emergency Services Page
http://www.michigan.gov/dhs/0,4562,7-124-5453_5531---,00.html
Michigan's State Emergency Relief (SER) provides immediate help to individuals and families facing conditions of extreme hardship or emergencies, which threaten health and safety. Website gives some guidelines but will need to go to a Family Independence Agency to have eligibility determined.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Michigan State Police
Emergency Management Division
Public Assistance Grant Program
http://www.michigan.gov/documents/msp-pub903_pa_grantprogram_8760_7.pdf
Provides a comprehensive overview of public assistance grants after a disaster. 2002.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

PoliceOne.com Police Grants Page
http://www.policeone.com/Grants/
An online tool designed to keep Law Enforcement informed of the availability of grants that can be used to fund technology projects, product purchases, programs or research at their agency. Law Enforcement personnel can review all available grants, search for specific grant information, submit a grant listing (please note this is only to submit a grant listing, NOT to apply for funding), and discuss grant opportunities with other officers.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Public Safety Grants from the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Surplus Property
Local, State and Federal Surplus programs around the country are also good sources worth checking for miscellaneous equipment. "States sell surplus state and federal property to state agencies, local governments and non-profit institutions. Many states also sell surplus property to the general public - including a wide variety of furniture, supplies, equipment, vehicles and more." Here are a few web pages to check:
(1) State and Local Surplus Property
(2) Michigan State Surplus
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Surplus Property Opportunities from the Federal Government
http://www.educationmoney.com/surplus_property.html
The General Services Administration (GSA) and other Federal agencies dispose of surplus Federal property by lease, permits, sale, exchange, or donation. Competitive bid sales are open to the general public. A compilation provided by EducationMoney.com
(Last checked 05/01/17)

U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
Disaster Assistance Programs
http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing
Natural disaster is a constant threat to America's farmers and ranchers and rural residents. The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for losses that result from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other calamities.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

U.S. Fire Administration
Fire Services Grants and Funding
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/grants/
This page contains information on financial assistance available from the U.S. Fire Administration and other Federal agencies for fire departments and other first responders. Highlighted information includes the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and ideas for funding alternatives.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

U.S. Small Business Administration
Disaster Assistance
http://www.sba.gov/services/disasterassistance/index.html
The purpose of the SBA's Disaster Loan Program is to offer financial assistance to those who are trying to rebuild their homes and businesses in the aftermath of a disaster. By offering low-interest loans, the SBA is committed to long-term recovery efforts. The agency will do everything possible to meet the needs of those otherwise unable to put their lives back together.
(Last checked 05/01/17)

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
http://www.fs.fed.us/fire/partners/vfa/help/table_of_contents.htm
The purpose of the Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program, formerly known as the Rural Community Fire Protection (RCFP) Program, is to provide Federal financial, technical, and other assistance to State foresters and other appropriate officials to organize, train, and equip fire departments in rural areas and rural communities to prevent and suppress fires. A rural community is defined as having 10,000 or less population. This 10,000 population limit for participation in the VFA Program facilitates distribution of available VFA funding to the most needy fire departments.
(Last checked 05/01/17)


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Building Blocks : Building Community Support for Emergency Service Organizations
Last checked 05/01/17)

 

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