Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Grant Applications Now Available, Says Masser
HARRISBURG – Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Columbia/Montour/Northumberland) is encouraging volunteer fire companies and ambulance services throughout Pennsylvania to submit an application for the 2012 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP).
The application period opened on Sept. 5 and closes on Oct. 20.
The General Assembly recently adopted Act 78 of 2012 to reauthorize the grant program for an additional four years and increase the total grant funding available from $25 million to $30 million. The new law also adds approximately 35 career fire departments to the list of organizations eligible for grant funding.
The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction.
Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System (PennFIRS).
Last year, fire and ambulance organizations in the 107th district received thousands of dollars in funding from the program, which was created by the General Assembly as Act 10 of 2007. The program is funded through state gaming proceeds.
For more information, visit www.RepMasser.com
and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”
State Representative Kurt Masser
107th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Media Contact: Krisinda Corbin