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Grants to West Virginia Fire Departments in Eligible Counties for Equipment and Training

Firefighting Support Grant


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Funding Source
West Virginia American Water
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Geographic Focus
USA: West Virginia: West Virginia American Water Service Area

Important Dates
Deadline: 07/31/23 Receipt or postmarked by date Save

Grant Description
Grants of up to $1,000 to West Virginia fire departments and EMS organizations in eligible counties to enhance fire protection services. Funding is intended to defray the costs of equipment, supplies, and gear. Grants may also be used for training and related materials and activities used to support community fire protection. Eligible applicants are located in the service area of West Virginia American Water.

West Virginia American Water Firefighting Support Grants provide financial assistance to fire and emergency organizations serving communities in the company’s designated service areas. Grants are awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training, and related activities/materials used to support community fire protection. Reimbursement for specific fire training classes, including the cost of training manuals and student workbooks, is eligible. 


Additional Eligibility Criteria
West Virginia American Water created the Firefighting Support Grant Program to benefit local fire departments. Only uniformed professional and volunteer fire departments serving West Virginia American Water’s service territory are eligible to receive funding.

Regional or county-wide applications are encouraged to maximize the number of fire and emergency organizations that would benefit from the grants.

Individuals are not eligible to receive grants.

Pre-Application Information
Applications must be emailed or postmarked by Monday, July 31, 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum grant amount is $1,000.

Contact Information
Email applications to

Or mail to:
West Virginia American Water
Attn: Bradley Harris
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Charleston, WV 25302

For more information, contact Bradley Harris at the email address above or call (304) 340-2087.

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