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FASP SAFER Grant Program Offers Local Grant Opportunity

The Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment and retention for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was kicked off at the annual state convention with a presentation and announcement regarding the program.

As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) is offering recruitment and retention grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant. The grant request must be in the hands of the Grant Review Committee by August 31, 2017. The Grants will be awarded by October 31, 2017. Grands must be closed out by January 15, 2018.

Details include, by accepting this grant, the agency hereby agrees to provide a report to the Fireman’s Associations of the State of Pennsylvania Grant Program Administrator or funds will be returned to the Association. The grant request and the grant report shall be submitted electronically.

The report form for completion is within the grant request. The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000. Grants will be awarded for fire/EMS agencies who want to customize and implement the core recruitment marketing materials developed by FASP. The funds can be used to customize the materials based on local recruitment issues as well as to pay for printing costs associated with the materials. The first fifteen QUALIFIED submissions will receive funding. The expected goal is that you will be able to recruit at least one qualified person for specified purposes. To qualify THE AGENCY (FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT) MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.

Applications will be made available on the FASP website www.become on or about July 31.

If you believe you have a great program, PSA, or recruitment and retention tool in use today, that you think is worthwhile to place on the website for others to use, send a copy and related info to for review and possible inclusion in the Pennsylvania Fire/EMS Recruitment & Retention Website.