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Grants to Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin Emergency Response Departments for Equipment Purchases

Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program


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Geographic Focus
USA: IllinoisMinnesotaWisconsin

Important Dates
Deadline: 08/31/23 Save

Grant Description
Grants to Illinois, Minnesota, and Wisconsin first responder departments in eligible counties for equipment purchases. The Funding Source's mission is to provide funding for emergency response equipment for volunteer rescue, fire, and ambulance departments. Eligible applicants are located in or provide direct services to Compeer's 144-county territory.

The mission of Compeer Financial’s Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program is to support rural communities in the service area. Emergency responders serve and protect local communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ensuring that these first responders have access to essential equipment and tools will change –  and possibly save – lives.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Rural volunteer fire, rescue or ambulance departments located in or providing direct services to Compeer's 144-county territory.

Departments that did not receive a grant in the previous two years are eligible to apply.

Additional Geographic Information:

Eligible Counties:

- Paid law enforcement agencies are not eligible for this grant.
- Funding will not be provided for vehicle or building fundraising campaigns.
- Funds are not for deficits already incurred.

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
- Application Period: August 1 to August 31.
- The application will be available on the Full Grant Text RFP link beginning August 1.
- All applicants will be notified of their status 4-6 weeks after the August 31 deadline.

About Compeer:

Estimated Size of Grant
Up to $4,000 per department.

Term of Contract
All funds must be used by the end of the current calendar year.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For questions, contact Melanie Olson. Email or call 952-997-1255.

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