Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Grant Information Now Available at RepDunbar.com
PENN TOWNSHIP – Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland) invites local volunteer fire companies and ambulance services to submit an application for the 2011 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program (VFCVASGP).

Last year, local fire and ambulance organizations received more than $187,400 in funding from the program, which was created by the General Assembly as Act 10 of 2007. The program is funded through state gaming proceeds.

The grants may be used for construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. The maximum grant amount is $15,000 for volunteer fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services. A total of $25 million will be awarded through the program.

Grants to eligible fire companies will be contingent on their agreeing to participate in and report information using the Pennsylvania Fire Information Reporting System (PennFIRS).

The online application period will remain open until Nov. 4.

For more information, visit RepDunbar.com and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”

State Representative George Dunbar
56th District, Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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