Small Equipment Grant Program
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) has opened the application period for the Small Equipment Grant Program. All interested departments should send an application to the OSFM, applications must be postmarked no later than October 22, 2021. OSFM will award $2.5 million to eligible fire departments and ambulance services during this application period.
The Small Equipment Grant Program was established to provide grants of up to $26,000 for the purchase of small firefighting and ambulance equipment. A total of $3.3 million was awarded to 149 fire departments/districts and EMS providers across the state in June.
Fire department, fire protection districts and township fire department applicants are required to have participated in the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) for a minimum of two years prior to applying. The OSFM will require departments to be current through June 2021 for this grant period.
Small Equipment Grant Information
Small Equipment Grant Application
Small Equipment Grant Application Assistance Video
In order to qualify for a loan or grant your department must be compliant with NFIRS Reporting guidelines. Here is a list of currently compliant and non-compliant departments.
NFIRS Compliance Report