Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (FCVASGP)

Grants to Pennsylvania Fire Departments and EMS
Units for Facilities, Equipment, and Capacity Building

GrantWatch ID#: 176105
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Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner

10/21/16 4:00 PM EDT

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Grants ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 to Pennsylvania fire departments, emergency medical services, and rescue squads to improve operations and capacity. Funding may be used for the construction or renovation of facilities, the purchase of equipment, debt reduction, training, and education materials.

Additionally, career departments may use funding for overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training.

-Fire Company: $2,500 - $15,000
-Emergency Medical Service: $2,500 - $10,000

Eligible projects initiated on or after July 1, 2016 and completed prior to disbursement of grant program funds may be considered as eligible projects for the current grant year.

The grant year is July 1, 2016 to September 1, 2017.

Eligible applicants include:
-Fire Companies
-Emergency Medical Services
-Volunteer Rescue Squads

More information about eligibility may be found here:

The Grant Application is available online in September of each year the week following Labor Day.

Eligible Projects:

Important Dates:

The grant application period closes on October 21, 2016 at 4:00 PM.

The Office of the State Fire Commissioner must approve or disapprove applications within 60 days of the application submission deadline. Applications received by the OSFC, which have not been approved or disapproved by December 20, 2016, will be considered as approved.

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

Apply Online:

Office of the State Fire Commissioner
1310 Elmerton Avenue
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364


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