2020-2021 Pennsylvania Fire and EMS Grant Period Open
Updated On: Dec 03, 2020

Attention to our PPFFA Locals 

NEW - 2020-21 Fire & EMS Grant Program - Application Period Open

As a Result of Act 91 of 2020 the Annual Grant Program has been reauthorized!


Fire Company and Emergency Medical Service Grant Program

Application Period Open

December 11, 2020 to January 25, 2021

Eligible Organizations

The following organizations may be considered eligible for grant funding:

  • All fire companies
  • Emergency medical services
  • Volunteer rescue squads

Eligible Projects

Eligible organizations may apply for grant funding for a combination of up to two projects in the following categories:

  • Facilities: Construction and/or renovation of the fire company's or ambulance service’s facility and purchase or repair of fixtures and furnishings necessary to maintain or improve the capability of the company to provide fire, ambulance and rescue services.

  • Equipment:  Purchase or repair of firefighting, ambulance, or rescue equipment. This includes the purchase of fuel for company vehicles.

  • Debt Reduction:  Debt reduction associated with the facility (1) or equipment (2) categories above.

  • Training:  Training and certification of members.

  • Training and Education:  Materials regarding fire prevention for the general public.

  • Career Departments Only:  Overtime costs associated with backfilling positions while firefighters are attending training.

  • Recruitment and Retention:  Including, but not limited to, volunteer firefighter length of service award programs and programs for minors.

  • Revenue Loss for Grant Issued in 2021 and 2022:  Funds may be used to supplement operational expenses incurred by the lack of opportunities for fundraising and the inability to create revenue due to compliance with measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.


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