Foundation / Corporation
Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF)
03/22/19 11:59 PM online submission or postmarked by date
Grants of up to $3,000 to Georgia paid or volunteer fire departments for new and existing public life safety programs, primarily focused on education related to fire safety and burn prevention. Funding may be used to purchase audio-visual equipment, robots for safety education, and smoke alarm programs.
Departments must make available fire safety education to all sections of society located within their community at no cost.
The following will be considered by the review committee when determining priority of grant award recipients:
- Departments should demonstrate a detailed description of the program or project including target audience, as well as evaluation methods.
- Departments are encouraged to use creative approaches and include necessary components of prevention program or project.
- Use of GFBF grant funds in combination with funds from donations and other sources is encouraged but not required.
- Departments should expand proven successful programs or projects to new areas when possible.
- Joint efforts among groups and organizations are welcomed and encouraged.
- Departments are encouraged to share programs or projects within the community.
- Department’s participation in GFBF fundraising activities receives additional consideration, but all departments are encouraged to apply.
Funds can be used to purchase equipment and non-consumable items that have an expected life of more than five (5) years. Examples of these items may include but are not limited to: robots for safety education, stationary or mobile fire safety houses, tabletop hazard houses, audio-visual equipment, puppet programs, smoke alarm programs, and manualized educational programs.
GrantWatch ID#: 180611
The maximum grant available is $3,000 per fire department application. Applications requesting lesser amounts are encouraged to apply.
Funds must be utilized no later than November 22, 2019.
All applications must:
- Be submitted by a Georgia certified fire department (compliance number required).
- Have program goal(s) achievable within specified time period.
Joint ventures between fire departments and other agencies are welcomed and encouraged.
Funds may not be used for personnel expense, operating expense, or miscellaneous expense. All expenditures must be itemized. Additionally, funds may not be used to purchase consumable items including, but not limited to: brochures, pamphlets, coloring books, crayons, pencils, stickers, plastic, helmets, magnets, balloons, and food.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 PM March 22, 2019.
Grant materials must be submitted at the same time. Options include:
- Uploaded at the end of the online application. Only PDF, Word, Excel, or JPEG files will be accepted. Maximum file size is 128MB. If online, materials must be submitted by 11:59 PM on March 22, 2019.
- Mailed to the GFBF office after completion of online application. If mailed to the GFBF office, materials must be postmarked on or before March 22, 2019.
The Fire Chief is required to sign the grant contract for the application to be considered complete.
- May 31, 2019: Notification of awards to all applicants.
- November 22 2019: Deadline to access and spend grant funds. All vendor invoices and departmental reimbursement requests with accompanying receipts must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 22, 2019 to be eligible for payment.
- December 13, 2019: Grant report and all accompanying documentation (i.e. videos, media clips and photographs) due to GFBF office.
Awarded departments may be required to present the program or project at a local conference or meeting.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Mail applications to:
Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation
2575 Chantilly Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30324
Phone (404) 320-6223
Fax (404) 320-6190
email contact form: http://www.gfbf.org/about-us/contact/