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Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program

Grants to Minnesota and Wisconsin Rural Fire and Ambulance
Departments to Help Purchase Equipment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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AgStar Fund for Rural America

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Minnesota and Wisconsin volunteer fire, rescue, and ambulance departments to aid in the purchase of equipment. Departments must be located in the eligible rural areas that the funding source serves. Funding is available for any emergency response equipment, technology, or turnout gear. The purpose of these grants is to help local emergency response departments stay up-to-date on emergency equipment despite financial constraints.

Eligible Counties:

Region 1:

Minnesota Counties: Aitkin, Anoka, Benton, Brown, Carver, Cass, Crow Wing, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Itasca, Kanabec, McLeod, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Sibley, Stearns, and parts of Todd and Wright.

Region 2:

Minnesota Counties: Carlton, Chisago, Cook, Fillmore, Goodhue, Houston, Lake, Olmsted, Pine, St. Louis, Wabasha, Washington, and Winona.

Wisconsin Counties: Ashland, Barron, Bayfield, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Dunn, Eau Claire, Iron, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, Rusk, Sawyer, St. Croix, and Washburn.

Region 3:

Minnesota Counties: Blue Earth, Cottonwood, Dodge, Faribault, Freeborn, Jackson, LeSueur, Martin, Mower, Murray, Nobles, Pipestone, Rice, Rock, Steele, Waseca, and Watonwan.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171311

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Rural volunteer emergency response departments located in the funding source's local Service area are eligible to apply.

To view eligible service areas:

Those who have not received a grant from AgStar in the past 2 years are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted online between August 1 and August 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Melanie Olson, Fund Specialist
Phone: 952-997-1255

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota;   Wisconsin