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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
Educationmoney.com repackages information from the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance in an interesting manner.
(Last checked 06/07/16)

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
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 06/07/16)

Bulletproof Vest Partnership
Funding program for state and local law enforcement agencies to acquire bulletproof vests.
(Last checked 06/07/16)

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
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Disaster Prevention and Relief Grants/Programs Available from the U.S. Government
Posted on Grants.gov
Some of the most current grant opportunities posted by the federal government.
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Federal Funding Opportunities for Disaster Prevention and Relief Grants/Programs Posted on Grants.gov
Lists some of the most recent grant programs available. Select disaster prevention as funding activity category.
(Last checked 06/07/16)

FEMA Firefighters Assistance 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.
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FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs
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FEMA 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.
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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.
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Fire Protection Grants Available from the U.S. Government
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 06/07/16)

Firefighters Charitable Foundation
The Firefighters Charitable Foundation continues to provide assistance to those in need. Grants are given to assist local fire/disaster victims, fire prevention education, volunteer fire department equipment purchase, and community safety programs. If you or your organization applies for a grant, please be sure to describe how funding will be utilized and whether this is an ongoing or one time program and/or equipment purchase. For more informtion, contact Firefighters Charitable Foundation Inc., One West Street, Farmingdale, New York 11735. Headquarters Telephone: 516-249-0332 / Fax: 516-249-0338
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Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services
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.
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Georgia Municipal Association
The GMA shares grant announcements regarding public safety, recreation, environment, and other issues of importance to municipalities.
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Grants.gov : Current Federal Funding Opportunities for Disaster Prevention and Relief Grants/Programs
Select disaster prevention as funding activity category.
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International Association of Emergency Managers
Scholarship Program
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.
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International Association of Fire Fighters
W. H. "Howie" McClennan Scholarship
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.
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Michigan Department of Human Resources
Emergency Services Page
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.
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Michigan State Police
Emergency Management Division
Public Assistance Grant Program
Provides a comprehensive overview of public assistance grants after a disaster. 2002.
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PoliceOne.com Police Grants Page
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.
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Public Safety Grants from the State of Michigan, try the Michigan Electronic Grants Administration and Management System Portal (EGrAMS).

Rural Information Center
Resources for Rural Fire Departments
There is a wide range of information available regarding all aspects of fire department operation including funding sources for operations, facilities, firefighter equipment, fire trucks and training, and first responder emergencies. This FAQ includes general rural fire information, training programs, statistical information and publications on fire issues that include: emergency medical services, emergency preparedness and first responders facility funding, operation and management, fire safety and prevention, hazardous materials, and wildland fires.
(Last checked 06/07/16)

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
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Surplus Property Opportunities from the Federal Government
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
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U.S. Department of Agriculture
Farm Service Agency
Disaster Assistance Programs
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 06/07/16)

U.S. Fire Administration
Fire Services Grants and Funding
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 06/07/16)

U.S. Small Business Administration
Disaster Assistance
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.
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Vests for Life Program
Under the trust of the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the American Police Hall of Fame acts as a clearing house for departments who have used or excess body armor vests which are donated, inventoried, entered into a database at the organization's Miami headquarters and provided to smaller departments who are in need.
(Last checked 06/07/16)

Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
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 06/07/16)

Of Related Interest

Building Blocks : Building Community Support for Emergency Service Organizations
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Building Grant Proposals and Coalitions: Finding Resources for Sustaining Emergency Service Organizations
Every day, thousands of individuals fight fires and deal with medical emergencies. These are the real heroes of today's society, and while the majority of these heroes volunteer their time and talents, their efforts usually go unnoticed. And, while they serve their community with a sense of civic responsibility and concern for the well being of others, they themselves often suffer because they lack the best possible tools for getting the job done. Whether those tools be adequate training or more effective equipment, many Emergency Service Organizations (ESOs) must scrape together meager donations in order to afford them. This manual was developed to help ESOs sustain themselves in order to continue making our world a better and safer place. VFIS, 2000.
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