Through our new Fire Service Grant Program, fire departments in the New England region can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts. In keeping with SFPE’s mission, the goal of this program is to advance the use of science and technology, as well as promote educational efforts.
Applicants must be a governmental unit of a city, town, county, state, commonwealth or fire district in the New England region (Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont) that supports fire prevention. Note that funds must be used for public purposes.
WHAT CAN I APPLY FOR?
Funding requests will be considered to help support organizations working to combat fire for a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts. Here are some examples to use as a guide:
WHAT CAN I NOT APPLY FOR?
Funding requests for salaries, motor–powered vehicles (fire apparatus, automobiles), and building projects, for example, may not be considered.
Applications that clearly demonstrate a need for funding whose use will have a significant impact on preventing and fighting fire loss are acceptable. It is important to provide detail and documentation in the application to support the request.
Although there is no limit on how much funding you can apply for, this grant program is designed to provide seed money to help support your fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts. Previous awards have ranged from $1,000 to $3,000.
All grant applications are reviewed by a committee consisting of members of the Executive Board of the New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Fire Service Grant applications are available in November and completed applications must be postmarked or submitted by email by January 15, 2020. The recipients will be annouced at the chapter's dinner meeting in March 2020 and will be awarded at the Annual Seminar in April 2020.
New England Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers P.O. Box 249 Norwood, MA 02062-9998