Whitmer encouraging Michigan communities to apply for an equipment grant through the state
Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan communities with part-time, on-call or volunteer firefighters have two weeks remaining to apply for a grant to purchase fire equipment through the MI Fire Equipment Grant Program before the July 10 deadline.
Governor Whitmer says, “We must ensure our firefighters have the safety equipment they need to do their jobs effectively.”
A news release says under the State of Michigan’s Fiscal Year 2022-23 Budget, $12 million was appropriated to the Michigan Department of Treasury to establish and operate the MI Fire Equipment Grant Program. Grant awards of up to $10,000 are available for local units of government for eligible fire equipment purchases made between Aug. 1, 2022, and Sept. 30, 2023.
Local communities with fire departments that are predominately on-call, part-time or volunteer in cities, villages, townships, tribal governments, or authorities or commissions are eligible to apply for a grant award.
Applications must be received by the Michigan Department of Treasury before July 10, 2023. Grant awards are anticipated to be announced in August 2023.