FASP SAFER Grant Program Offers Local Grant Opportunity
The Firemen’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania’s SAFER Grant to enhance recruitment for Pennsylvania’s fire and EMS community was renewed. As a part of this program, a local grant opportunity is being provided. The Fireman’s Association of the State of Pennsylvania (FASP) is offering recruitment grants to fire and EMS agencies in Pennsylvania as part of a comprehensive SAFER Grant. The grant request must be in the hands of the Grant Review Committee by October 31, 2020. The Grants will be awarded by November 30, 2020.
Details include, by accepting this grant, the agency hereby agrees to provide a report to the Fireman’s Associations of the State of Pennsylvania Grant Program Administrator or funds will be returned to the Association. The grant request and the grant report shall be submitted electronically at www.becomeapafirefighter.com. THE FUNDS MUST BE EXPENDED/COMMITTED BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR REQUEST. RECEIPTS MUST BE PROVIDED FOR FINAL PAYMENT, AS WELL AS RESULTS OF YOUR RECRUITMENT EFFORT.
The report form for completion is within the grant request. The maximum amount of the grant is $5,000. Grants will be awarded for fire/EMS agencies who want to customize and implement the core recruitment marketing materials and programs in use and/or developed by FASP. The funds can be used to customize the materials based on local recruitment issues as well as to pay for printing costs associated with the materials, enhance your website, etc. The first fifteen QUALIFIED submissions will receive funding. The expected goal is that you will be able to recruit at least one qualified person for specified purposes. To qualify THE AGENCY (FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT) MUST BE A MEMBER OF THE FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF THE STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Applications are available on the FASP website www.becomeapafirefighter.com.
If you believe you have a great program, PSA, or recruitment and retention tool in use today, that you think is worthwhile to place on the website for others to use, send a copy and related info to firstname.lastname@example.org for review and possible inclusion in the PA Fire/EMS Recruitment & Retention Website.