Tag-Archive for ◊ FEMA Grant ◊

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• 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 This year it was to replace outdated communications equipment in the amount of a quarter of a million dollars.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
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Canton Township Fire Department

A Mobile Training Tower is what Canton Township will be purchasing with the funds that they were awarded on April 9, 2010, in Round 10 of the 2009 AFG Grant process. The total cost of this tower is approximately $222,250.00. The acquisition of this training tower will mean that Canton Township will have the first of its kind in Stark County.

Obtaining this training tower will enable the fire department to train its members in all types of responses. This equipment will also enable them to train with all the fire departments that they provide and receive mutual aid/automatic aid with to strengthen the interoperability between the departments.

Being able to train in simulated real life situations will help to better prepare our firefighters for real life situations. Having to means and ability to train with this type of equipment is priceless when it comes to training our firefighters properly.


Lexington Township Volunteer Fire Department

After 4 previous attempts in the last 4 years and not being successful in receiving an AFG Grant, Lexington Township Fire Department finally received their first AFG FEMA Grant for Operations and Safety to replace much needed SCBA Airpacks and Individual Face Pieces in Round 10 which was released on April 9, 2010.

Lexington Township is located in Alliance, Ohio in Stark County. Funding for an Accountability System to be utilized with the new SCBA Air packs was also included in this grant.  The total funding for this grant came to $58,500 to make these purchases.

Congratulations on your determination and persistance, it paid finally paid off!!

Sugarcreek Fire Department

Located in the heart of Amish Country, Sugarcreek Fire Department which is situated in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, received funding from the AFG in the amount of $81,240.00 in Round 10 on April 9, 2010 to purchase turnout gear which would be replacing gear which is in excess of 10 years of age.

Also funded through this grant was the purchase of SCBA Airpacks which would be replacing old airpacks which are in excess of 12 years of age.

This too would be Sugarcreek’s very first AFG awarded after 3 attempts to replace their equipment.

All the best and congrats on your award!

Leesville Volunteer Fire Department

“Fourth Grant in three years!” - Leesville has secured their fourth grant in three years through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant for much needed equipment. Leesville Volunteer Fire Department is located in Carroll County, Ohio in the township of Leesville.

Funding with this grant will help to purchase much needed Hose in varying sizes, various adaptors,wyes and siamese attachments for hose, a Thermal Imaging Camera, Portable Pump and a Mobile Generator.

This grant award totaled $30,235.00 which was awarded on Friday, April 9, 2010 in Round 10 of the 2009 AFG Grant process

Congratulations Leesville Volunteer Fire Department!!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

On March 26, 2010, Freeport Community Volunteer Fire Department received funding in Round 8 from the 2009 AFG Grant Year to replace 22 year old turnout gear and also a Washer Extractor and Dryer to maintain the new turnout gear as well. The total grant funding came to $51,870.00.

Congratulations to Freeport and its dedicated members. The members will have piece of mind when responding to a call with gear that will better protect them.

Author: admin
• Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Portage Fire District

Portage Fire District located in Ottawa County, Oak Harbor, Ohio received their first ever AFG Grant in the Operations and Safety category in the amount of $195,074.00 on March 19, 2010. Portage Fire District will be able to purchase a Washer Extractor and Dryer which they have never owned before to keep the new turnout gear clean, which they will be purchasing with this grant funding as well. 

Also awarded in this grant was funding to replace 20 year old SCBA Airpacks along with an Accountability Systems for keeping more efficient account of the firefighters on scene. To top off this grant application, Portage Fire District also received funding to equipt each firefighter with their own individual facepieces which they did not have before.

Congratulations on your first ever AFG!!

Scio Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.

After receiving their first grant in Round 4 on February 19, 2010 in the amount of $100,000 for SCBA and Individual Facepieces, Scio Volunteer Fire Department was awarded their second grant for $250,000 in Round 7 for the acquisition of a much needed Tanker which would be replacing a 1976 “homemade” tanker. After two attempts to receive funding for each of these grants which were denied in the FY 2008 AFG season, they were very fortunate to receive both grants in the 2009 FY AFG season.

Enjoy your much deserved vehicle and equipment and be safe in the process!!!!

Author: admin
• Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

There is finally movement in the Assistance to Firefighters Grant applications. Congratulations to all who were awarded.  Gatchell Grant Resources, LLC has been very fortunate to be able to assist numerous Fire Departments and EMS Departments with the grant application process and the successful awarding of these grants. This is a list of the fortunate departments that we were able to help:

In Round 4 on February 19, 2010 the following departments were awarded

  • Canal Fulton FD (Stark County, Ohio) - In Operations and Safety Category received $43,844.00 for Training;
  • East Sparta Vol. FD (Stark County, Ohio) - Received $16,100.00 for PPE Equipment in Operations and Safety;
  • Jewett VFD, Inc. (Harrison County, Ohio) - Finally after a few unsuccessful attempts received $29,588.00 to replace PPE Equipment in Operations and Safety;
  • Kidron VFD, Inc. (Wayne County, Ohio) - Received $200,000 for the purchase of a much needed vehicle;
  • Logan County FD Station #200 - Was awarded $108,220.00 for the purchase of new PPE;
  • Prairie Twp. VFD - After the second attempt, Prairie Twp. VFD was awarded $275,000.00 to be able to purchase a much needed vehicle;
  • Scio, VFD, Inc. (Harrison County, Ohio) - $100,000.00 was awarded to Scio VFD, Inc. to purchase much needed PPE to help protect their members.

In Round 5 on March 5, 2010 the following Departments were awarded:

  • Indian Joint Fire District (Logan County, Ohio) - received $55,000.00 to replace their old and obsolete PPE Equipment;
  • Leesburg VFD - received $31,098 in the Operations and Safety category to purchase new PPE for its members;
  • Moorefield Township VFD - applied for the first time in 2009 in the Operations and Safety category and was awarded swiftly in Round 5 in the amount of $24,842.00 for PPE;
  • Valley City FD (Medina County, Ohio) - receives $48,100.00 for PPE in the Operations and Safety category for much needed equipment.

And most recently, in Round 6 on March 12, 2010, the following departments were awarded:

  • Lakeview VFD receives $79,000.00 towards the purchase of PPE to help protect its members; and
  • South Amherst FD through Operations and Safety receives a grant in the amount of $52,290.00 to help purchase PPE Equipment for the members of the fire department.

Again, congratulations to all of the fortunate departments who have been awarded to this point and good luck to all the rest who have applications still open for award.

Be sure to check back with us to see a new list of awards as they are anounced.

Author: admin
• Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Gatchell Grant Resources, LLC is ready to assist your village, township or county when disaster strikes. GGR is well versed in applying for and administering Federal FEMA disaster grants. From melting snow and the flooding that ensues; to property damage from floods or wind storms the volume of paperwork  necessary to receive a FEMA disaster grant can be just as overwhelming as the disaster itself.


Gatchell Grant Resource, LLC has the experience and expertise your governmental body needs to write and administer FEMA disaster grants including flood mitigation projects.  The staff at GGR will manage the entire grant project process from initial research, application, management, to final close out report.


Call today to see how Gatchell Grant Resources, LLC can help you through the myriad of paperwork involved in seeking Federal FEMA assistance to help mitigate your disaster needs.


The best response to a disaster is the time spent in preparation for your family’s safety. Review the FEMA website to see what is necessary to have a positive outcome if and when a disaster strikes. How better to serve your community then by taking care of your home front first.

Author: admin
• Saturday, January 16th, 2010

For all the concern applicants out there that are wondering what is going on with the AFG Grants.  Just be patient!!!!

  • If you have received an 1199A and have turned it in but have not received any further information, you are not the only one.
  • If you have been waiting for the 10 Questions in your email and have not received anything yet, you are not the only one.

To all of our current clients and to all of the other applicatants, be patient. If you have any questions, feel free to call us with an update or with questions.

Just remember, patience is a virtue!!!