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Chesney Fallen Firefighters Memorial Grant Program

Grants to Georgia Fire Departments to Produce and Improve
Public Safety and Burn Prevention Education Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation (GFBF)

Deadline Date:

03/30/18 11:59 PM online submission or postmarked by date


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Grants of up to $3,000 to Georgia fire departments to produce and improve public life safety programs, especially those involving fire safety and burn prevention education. Funding may be used to purchase audio-visual equipment, robots for safety education, and smoke alarm programs.

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.

Applications requesting lesser amounts are encouraged to apply. Departments must make available fire safety education to all sections of society located within their community at no cost.

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, table top hazard houses, audio-visual equipment, puppet programs, smoke alarm programs, and manualized educational programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180611

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant available is $3,000 per fire department application.

Term of Contract:

Grant funds must be spent by November 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applications must:
- Be submitted by a Georgia certified fire department (compliance number required).
- Have program goal(s) achievable within specified time period.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

March 30, 2018: Applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm March 30, 2018.

Please note: 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 11:59pm on March 30, 2018.

- Mailed to the GFBF office after completion of online application. If mailed to the GFBF office, materials must be postmarked on or before March 30, 2018.

June 1, 2018: Notification of awards to all applicants.

November 30, 2018: Deadline to access and spend grant funds (Note: All vendor invoices and departmental reimbursement requests with accompanying receipts must be received no later than 5:00pm on Friday, November 30, 2018 to be eligible for payment).

December 14, 2018: 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.

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Dennis J. Gardin, Executive Director
Phone: (404) 320-6223
Fax: (404) 320-6190

Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation
2575 Chantilly Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30324

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Georgia