Author: admin
• Friday, October 07th, 2011

This years AFG Grant application encountered some new formats, guidelines as well as a few extensions due to the disasters associated with the Wildland Fires down south, the earthquake on the east coast as well as the hurricane that ravaged the east coast as well.

Even with all of these disasters hitting in a short period of time, applications were still able to be submitted thanks to the two extensions that FEMA enacted towards the end of the AFG period.

These extension gave those areas time to submit their applications but also allowed other departments who simply did not have the time to file applications as well.

Our company was able to help prepare and submit 135 applications which included vehicles, equipment, communications, as well as two major regionals which included SCBA as well as communications equipment for a whole county which consisted of 13 departments.

Good luck to all of the departments who were able to submit their applications as well as to our clients who trusted our company in helping to prepare their grants.

In all reality, we could not do what we do without the help and dedication of our departments in getting us the needed information. So for that, Gatchell Grant Resources greatly thanks you for your help in making our company a success.


Author: admin
• Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Due to Hurricane Irene, the AFG has been extended until September 16, 2011. This means we have one more week to submit the grants. Thank you AFG!!!!!!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, August 09th, 2011

Finally, the madness will be starting.

 The AFG Assistance to Firfighters Grant Period opens August 15, 2011 and will close September 9, 2011. It is a short time period this year so be prepared. There is approximately 11 days less than last year for the application period so get a move on.

 It will be fast and furious so DO NOT wait till the last minute. Also FYI, major change in the application format so check it out ASAP when it opens on Monday so you do not get surprised. This year there is approximately $400 Million in funding for the AFG.

Good luck to all who will be applying this year.

Author: admin
• Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Congratulations to Canton Township Fire Department and Warrensville Heights Fire Department on being awarded SAFER Grants for much needed funds.

Canton Township was awarded approxiately $250,000 to fill 3 full time positions. This was much needed for the department to become compliant with current NFPA standards on having four men on scene on initial arriving fire apparatus.

Warrensville Heights Fire Department had to lay off 6 full time firefighters due to budget constraints.  Thanks to the AFG SAFER grant, all 6 of these full time firefighters have their jobs back. The grant was for approximately $1.4 Million dollars.

Congratulations to these departments and all the other departments that were awarded SAFER Grants that much needed them.

Author: admin
• Friday, April 22nd, 2011

April 3, 2011 was the ground breaking ceremony for the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department in the preparation of the start of the building of thier new fire station thanks to the AFG-SCG Grant that was awarded to them in June of 2010 for approximately $2,400,000.

A delicious banquet was held afterwards in recognition of all the individuals who played a part in this construction grant. The volunteers wanted to thank everyone for this once in a lifetime opportunity.

The foundations is set to start being laid and the construction process to begin on April 19, 2011.

Congratulations to the Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department of Brunswick Maryland and good luck in the construction process.


Author: admin
• Friday, April 22nd, 2011

More grants were awarded for out clients through the AFG Assistance to Firefighters Grant for 2010. The lucky awardees are as follows:

February 25, 2011

Fairview Volunteer Fire Department was awarded $26,923 for Opeation and Safety to purchase all new communications equipment for their department. This was very much needed to replace thier old and obsolete equipment that they currently have.

South Amherst Fire Department receives their third grant in two years and their second grant this year for a vehicle acquisition in the amount of $$275,000.

March 18, 2011

Kidron Volunteer Fire Department received thier third grant in 2 years in the amount of $24,271 for operations and safety. Congratulations on your award.

Old Fort Volunteer Fire Department received an award for operations and safety in the amount of $68,680 to replace old and obsolete equipment. Great job Old Fort.

Lawrence Township Fire Department was awarded their first grant in several years in the amount of $57,864 to replace old equipment through the operations and safety portion. Congratulations Lawrence Township.

Indian Joint Fire District receives its second grant in two years under operations and safety for much needed equipment for thier fire department.

Huntsville Fire Department received their very much needed and deserved third grant in the past four years under the operations and safety category in the amount of $43,859. Congratulations Hunstville on your very deserved award.

Green Camp Volunteer Fire Department received their first grain si years under the category of operations and safety in the amount of $56,358 to replace old and obsolete equipment.

Gettysburg Rural Volunteer Fire Department receives their third grant in two years in the amount of $50,377 to add to thier operations and vehicle grant that they received in 2009 through the AFG Grant. Congratulations!

Congratulations to all who have been awarded and good luck to those who have grants still out there.

Author: admin
• Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

North Canton Fire Department

North Canton Fire Department received their second grant in two years. This year it was to replace outdated communications equipment in the amount of a quarter of a million dollars. Congratulations to the department in being one of the first departments in Stark County to upgrade their communications equipment to be in compliance with the new FCC regulations of being P25 compliant. Congratulations again in having the ability with the help of the AFG in bringing your communications equipment up to par!!

Author: admin
• Thursday, February 17th, 2011

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• Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Three of our clients received funding for vehicles in this round:

1. Mineral City Volunteer Fire Department (2nd grant this year) - after recieving funding in the operations categorty received $200,000 to purchase a new vehicle from the AFG. Kudos to Mineral City!!!

2. Rochester Volunteer Fire Department  - In their first attempt to replace thier vehicle, Rochester Volunteer Fire Department was successful in receiving funding to do so. The total grant request came to $250,000.00. Congratulations to the Fire Department and all of its members!!

3. Unionport Fire & Rescue, Inc. - received $220,000.00 in funding to replace an old vehicle with a new roadworthy and safe vehicle.  

Not to demminish the others that were awarded who are just as important, Moorefield Township Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is just as equally if not more happier seeing as they just received their THIRD Grant in (2) years from the AFG. Their total grant application request for 2010 came to $37,700.00. Congratulations Again X3!!!!!!!!

Author: admin
• Thursday, February 17th, 2011

MOGADORE FIRE DEPARTMENT - received funding to revonate their fire station to install a sprinkler system through out their structure. Total amount awarded for this project came to $54,560.00. Congratualtions on your award!

SOUTH AMHERST VILLAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT - A 2nd grant in two years is what South Amhers Fire Department is dealing with. This grant will help the department to purchase much need equipment to replace old equipment on the department. The total cost for this project came to $30,200.00. Congratulations again on this grant award.

SUGARCREEK FIRE DEPARTMENT - Another department that has received two grants in two years. The total cost for the grant application this year came to $90,563.00. This grant will replace our old communications equipment with new communications equipment that meets the new P25 Compatability requirements. Congratulations again.

CULLODEN VULONTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. (WEST VIRGINIA) - First time applicants received funding to purchase a RIT PACK (Rapid Intervention Team Pack) as well as a TIC (Thermal Imaging Camera) for the department. The total cost for this grant came to $8,900.00. Congratulations to the members and the department.