NVFC’s Grant Writing Guide Now Available

Wednesday September 22nd, 2010

Government grant programs are important for fire departments or Fire Corps programs that are in need of funding. Fire Corps members often assist the department in writing a federal grant application to help secure needed funds to support the department or Fire Corps team. The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) has developed the Fire and Emergency Services Grant Writing Guide to help departments and those preparing grant applications for departments to navigate the complexities of federal grants.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency awards grants 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). These programs can help fund equipment, gear, training, retention and recruitment, health and safety initiatives, fire prevention programming, and more.

Since more requests are made for federal grants each year than there are funds available, it is extremely important to prepare the best grant application possible. Writing a compelling narrative and adhering to numerous rules and guidelines can often be challenging. The Fire and Emergency Services Grant Writing Guide is designed to make this process less daunting and assist departments and their grant writers in preparing a competitive grant application for these important grant opportunities.

Access the Fire and Emergency Service Grant Writing Guide at www.nvfc.org/grants.


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