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FireGrantsHelp eNewsletter September 2012

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Dear FireGrantsHelp Member,

FY 2012 AFG and SAFER award announcements began today, so keep an eye on the award list in the coming weeks if your department applied.

Also, you may not think of the US Department of Agriculture as a source of funding for your department, but find out how the USDA's Community Facility Grant Project could be another opportunity for your department, and learn about how fundraising is different from grant writing in this edition of grants news.

The FireGrantsHelp Team
Grant Writing Special

Grant Writing

Getting Grants
The differences between grant writing and fundraising
By Janet Smith
While applying for a grant is a "search and react" strategy, fundraising requires regularly scheduled and/or spontaneously targeted efforts using a more data driven, proactive and opportunistic approach over months. Applying for grants is just one tool in the toolbox a fundraiser can use when opportunities arise. The right way to fundraise
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EMS Grants
Utilizing the USDA Community Facility Grant
By David Blevins
When considering funding sources for EMS, the US Department of Agriculture is not somewhere I would immediately consider, but in the instance of building up the rural delivery of pre-hospital emergency medicine, the USDA steps up to the plate and hits a homerun with their Community Facility Grant Project. How to apply
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Special Announcement
FireGrantsHelp Announces Online Grant Writing Training Course
By Sarah Wilson
FGH is excited to announce the availability of online grant writing training for fire and ems agencies. Taught by one of our Senior Grant Experts, this course is designed to teach both novice and experienced grant writers how to write a competitive grant proposal all from the comfort of their computer. Specific to fire and ems agencies, course participants will learn firsthand about grant writing from the experienced grant team at FireGrantsHelp and EMSGrantsHelp.

Introductory pricing is $89 until 9/30 and will give you access for one year.

For more information on how to get access to this program – contact our Grants team!

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 All Grant News
Upcoming Grants
Grant Estimated Date
Mississippi Volunteer Fire Assistance Program 09/28/2012
Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) Program - New Hampshire 09/30/2012
South Carolina Volunteer Fire Assistance Program 09/30/2012
Rural Fire 80/20 Reimbursement Grant - Oklahoma 10/01/2012
Support for Health Initiatives in Colorado Grant 10/15/2012
Volunteer Fire Assistance (VFA) - Iowa 10/15/2012

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