Thursday, July 28, 2011

New Station Funding

I work for the Town of Lexington, Oregon. We are a small rural community in Northeastern Oregon. We are currently looking for Grants to fund the construction of a new fire station. In 2009 we received a FEMA pre-mitigation disaster grant to move our Town Hall and Fire Station out of the Floodway. We have re-located Town Hall to an older re-modeled building. Unfortunately the FEMA funds were not enough to build a new station. We have some money from the FEMA Grant left, as well as donated property for the new station. We have applied for several local grant programs here in Oregon and are awaiting answers from them. If you have any suggestions or advice you can offer it would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks for contacting us. The best advice I have is to contact your regional office of the US Department of Agriculture and inquire about their community Facilities Program. The program provides grants. low interest loans and loan guarantees to build or renovate fire stations among other uses. To qualify for the program you must have a population of less than 20,000 and have a median household income that is less than your state’s. At this time of the year the program is probably out of funds but they will have a new budget in October. If you are not familiar with your regional office of USDA you can go to USDA.gov to locate their contact information. Good luck.

-FireGrantsHelp Team

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wellness Program Funding

I read the article on wellness program request, http://www.firegrantshelp.com/Columnists/Bryan-Jack/articles/817591-How-to-secure-wellness-and-fitness-AFG-funding/.  Thanks for the info. I was wondering if you migh have a list of required medical physicals so that I can send out for a bid for these physicals.


The best place to start, is to review the required aspects of the NFPA Code 1582 (Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program). The NFPA allows non-members to review these codes free of charge during AFG, SAFER and FP&S grant processes. As far as a specific form please reference the below.

Here is a sample form that I found:

Monday, April 11, 2011

Different Types of Grants

What's the difference between a federal, state and corporation grant? Federal grants are issued by the federal government. State grants are issued by individual states. Corporate/Foundation grants are issued by private companies or private foundations. Thanks! -FireGrantsHelp Team

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Who Writes the Grants

Hi, I am looking into your services but would like to know more about who the grant writers are and what type of experience they have.

Thanks



Thanks for the question. We have three grant writers that have extensive knowledge in fire services and grant writing and their names are: Jerry Brant, Bryan Jack, and Stephen Buckner. More information about their experience may be found here.

Have a good day!

- FireGrantsHelp Team

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Upcoming Conferences

Are there any upcoming conferences that FireGrantsHelp will be at?


Yes, we do have a conference coming up! The upcoming one is actually this week, where Sarah Wilson will actually be in Indianapolis for the FDIC Conference. She will be at booth #4840 so make sure you take a visit and go say hi.

Thanks,

- FireGrantsHelp Team

Monday, March 14, 2011

Forgot Username/ Password

I can't remember my password for my account with FireGrantsHelp. How can I get it back?


If you click on our Password Recovery page we can assist you in recovering your password or username with three different options. If neither of those options are applicable for you feel free to email us at CustomerSupport@firegrantshelp.com or call us at 1-888-Police1 (888-765-4231) between 8:00AM and 5:30 PM Pacific.

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- FireGrantsHelp Team