Rural volunteer fire departments requesting grant funds need to send complete contact information including the mailing address for their VFD, as well as the contact person’s name, email address, and phone number. Also required is a description about their department and the services they provide to the community such as fire, EMS, mutual aid, etc., the number of firefighters and stations, number and age of their fire trucks and EMS vehicles, size of their service area, description of service area (such as what portion is residential, business district, and/or farmland), estimate of population, amount of funding they currently receive and the source(s), and their average annual number of calls broken down by category (such as structure fire, vehicle, EMS, etc.). Also, provide information about annual fundraisers the department does and average amount raised.
In addition, be sure to provide an itemized list of gear or equipment requested along with the cost per item and explanation of why it is needed. This grant is only for gear and/or equipment, not vehicles.
And feel free to include any other details you think will be helpful in helping your department receive this gift.
Send the request and all information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PO Box 550193
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33355-0193