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COVID-19 Grants for Fire and EMS

Tuesday July 21st, 2020

The Office of State Fire Commissioner is accepting applications for grants under Act 26 of 2020, which provides COVID-19 grants for fire and EMS. Applications are due August 7, 2020. Each fire company and EMS company that received 2019-2020 grants through the Fire Company and Emergency Medical Services Grant program will receive, at a minimum, the same amount as their 2019-2020 award. However, all fire, rescue, and EMS companies must register for the new program in order to receive a grant

These one-time grants are to be used by eligible fire, rescue, and EMS companies to provide services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds are to be used to supplement operational expenses due to a lack of opportunities for fund raising and the inability to create revenue due to compliance measures. These include expenses for cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting equipment and property and other expenses incurred to prevent the spread of communicable disease. Click here for more information!