Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Grant

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 The Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund (Grant) provides funding or reimbursement for equipment designed to increase firefighter safety and prevent occupation-related diseases.  
 
The Grant was created through Senate Bill 14-046 in 2014 and provided 2 years of funding ending in 2016, including, state fiscal years (SFY): $325K each in 2014-15 and 2015-16 from the Federal Mineral Lease (FML) revenues totaling $6.5 million.  
 
In 2018, House Bill 18-1423 allocation provided a one time funds transfer of $250,000 in Fiscal Year 2018-2019 from the General Fund to the Local Firefighter Safety and Disease Prevention Fund covering two state fiscal years 2018-19 and 2019-20. 

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Whats New for 2020?

VFA & FFSDPG Chart


Grants are limited to a maximum of $10,000 per fire department or Sheriff's Office. 
 
 Funds breakdown:

Administration and direct costs of the Grant are available, up to 3%, or $42,284 total 

Fund balance as of July 2018, $135,861 from previous years remain in the fund. 

Grant Awards : available funding for FY 2018-2019 and FY 2019-2020 ranges from $343,577 - $385,861

(Up to 3% of the total grant award is allowed for administration and management of the program). 


Due to reduced funding, the approved items have changed accordingly:

refer to the SFY 2018-2019 Funding Priority list:

 

SCBA Face Piece
Fit Tester
Extractor
Air Monitoring Equipment 
Particulate Hood (x2)
Set of Gloves (x2) 
Post Fire Decon and/or Rehab Kit 
Physicals (NFPA 1582) Baseline with Vaccinations
Other Safety Equipment or Injury Prevention Programs not identified above but are required for the safety and well-being of firefighters


 


Questions or concerns? Contact Mark Quick, DFPC Professional Qualification and Training Section Chief: (303) 239-4600