There are a variety of grants and other assistance that can help local communities better prepare, plan for, and equip themselves to deal with the variety of emergencies they will face. Since many grants involve applications for federal funds and many responders are only volunteers, TRORC staff are available to help communities apply for and administer grants.
Education and Equipment
FEMA/USFA Fire Grants Information
Prevention education, bunker gear, PPE, hose, pumps and apparatus.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/grants/ – Open in New Window
Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force
Dry hydrants, small PPE grants.
http://www.nvtrcd.org/vtrfptf.html – Open in New Window
Department of Homeland Security
Grants to responders for communications equipment response gear related to terrorism available through the VT Homeland Security Unit (VTHSU).
http://hsu.vermont.gov/funding – Open in New Window
TUMS fire grants
Grants under $2,500 to fire departments.
http://www.firstresponder.org/grant_in_aid.htm – Open in New Window
USDOT grants through the SERC relating to transportation of hazardous materials. Email Randy Bronson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Congressional links to all federal grants
Representative Peter Welch
http://www.welch.house.gov/… – Open in New Window
Senator Patrick Leahy
http://leahy.senate.gov/services/grants/ – Open in New Window
Senator Bernie Sanders
http://sanders.senate.gov/services/grants/ – Open in New Window