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2016 ACT 833 Funding

Grants to Arkansas Fire Departments for Staff
Training, Facilities, and Equipment Purchase

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Arkansas Department of Emergency Management - Office of Fire Protection Services

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10/31/16 11:59 PM Email Receipt; or Postmarked by Date


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Grants to qualifying Arkansas fire departments for costs that directly result in improved firefighting capabilities. Please note that funds may only be used for specific projects; day-to-day operations are not eligible for funding. Eligible costs include training, purchase of new equipment, capital funding, facility insurance, and utilities.

Procurement Categories:

1) Firefighting Training (approved courses only):

- Allowable training conducted through the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, National Fire Academy, Arkansas Department of Emergency Management courses (HAZMAT, ICS, NIMS, ECT) and/or fire training centers, colleges or universities (i.e., Texas A&M, University of Memphis, Oklahoma State University, ECT) & must be approved by the Arkansas Fire Protection Services Board.

- Allowable items include (but not limited to) classes, training videos or CDs, projectors, internet service, computers or any justified expense under this section.

2) Procurement of new or modernization of current firefighting equipment:

- Preventive maintenance, maintenance and refurbishment items are permissible. Allowable items include (but not limited to) batteries, filters fuel, oil, tires, parts, bunker gear, SCBA’s, hose, appliances, tools or any justified expense under this section.

- Fuel expenses are allowed for fire apparatus only, and should have the vehicle/unit designator- members name on the invoice.

3) Capital expenditures and/or security pledges (ten (10) years or less) to be used in the financing of firefighting equipment, initial capital construction, or improvement of fire departments:

- Allowable items include (but not limited to) purchase of property, construction of stations,
firefighting apparatus or any justified expense under this section.

4) Insurance for Buildings and Utility Costs.

- Utilities are defined as electrical service, natural gas, propane or other heating fuel, heating fuel tank purchase, Note: Rental of heating fuel tank is not allowable. Water/sewer and telephone service is also allowable. Utility cost will only be allowed at the fire stations, which is defined as a building in which fire apparatus is housed.

- Insurance costs will be allowed for buildings in which fire apparatus is housed. In shared buildings, utility and insurance costs may be pro-rated for the percentage of space utilized by the Fire Department.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174576

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Act 833 certified fire departments and active firefighters are required to train a minimum of sixteen (16) hours per year of certifiable training meeting the standards of the Arkansas Fire Training Academy. Departments must have a minimum of six (6) active firefighters that meet the training requirements (Act 808 of 2009) from January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015, to qualify for 2016 funds.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2016 Application Period will open from January 1, 2016 and closes October 31, 2016.

Applications must be postmarked no later than October 31 of each funding year. Applications may be emailed or faxed; however, applications must be submitted by email by midnight on October 31st.

All applications returned for corrections after the closing date of the funding year will have fifteen (15) days to get the corrected application back to ADEM to qualify for funds or application will not be funded.

Contact Information:

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

The Certification Application, Expenditure Report, and Resource Survey can be filled out and printed and should be mailed, faxed or e-mailed, along with invoices and other supporting documentation, to:

Kendell Snyder
P: (501) 683-6781
F: (501) 683-7891

Arkansas Department of Emergency Management
Office of Fire Services
Camp Joseph T. Robinson, Bldg 9501
North Little Rock AR, 72199

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USA: Arkansas