Aug. 13 is deadline for firefighter grant program

Municipalities, fire departments, volunteer fire companies, and fire districts are being reminded by the state Department of Community Affairs that there’s one day to go to the deadline for filing applications for the American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. Precisely, the deadline for applying is 5 p.

m. on Aug.

13. The program is aimed at providing first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitization equipment.

Gov. Phil Murphy appropriated $10 million from American Rescue Plan funds for it.

Open to all public, local, and regional fire departments, the program offers grants of up to $75,000, with priority being given to volunteer fire departments, as well as departments in communities that have been disproportionately impacted by the pandemic. “Ensuring that firefighters […].

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