First Responder Grants – Nov 2

Posted by Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation on October 11, 2022

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation invites applications for first responder grants

Founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation works to improve local heroes’ and communities’ lifesaving capabilities and lives.

To that end, the foundation will award grants of up to $50,000 in support of efforts to provide lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders, nonprofits, and public-safety organizations. The foundation typically awards grants ranging between $15,000 and $35,000.

The foundation primarily focuses its resources on areas served by Firehouse Subs restaurants. However, it recognizes the needs of rural and volunteer departments across the country and will consider applications outside the 60-mile guideline.

Awards will be made in the following categories:

Lifesaving Equipment: Programs that provide first responders with lifesaving equipment, including vehicle extrication tools, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), bunker gear, thermal imaging cameras, automated chest compression systems, vehicle stabilization struts, bulletproof vests, all-terrain vehicles, and fire hoses.

Prevention Education: Programs that provide prevention education tools to the public about the importance of public safety to prevent disasters in the home and community. Examples include fire extinguisher training systems, prevention education materials, and programming initiatives focused DUI and distracted driving education, carbon monoxide poisoning, CPR training and accessibility, and other relevant safety issues.

Scholarships and Continued Education: Programs that provide financial resources or continued education to individuals pursuing a career in public safety. Examples include partnerships with schools on scholarship programs for individuals pursuing/advancing a career in the public safety sector.

Disaster Relief: Programs that provide aid and resources during and after natural and man‐made disasters such as fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, etc. Examples include programs to feed first responders and survivors and provide lifesaving equipment to help first responders better prepare for any future disasters.

Support for Members of the Military: Programs that benefit men and women of the military who have served their country in any of the branches of the United States uniformed services.

Eligible applicants include law enforcement, EMS units, municipal and state organizations, public safety organizations, nonprofits, and schools.

The grant portal for Q1 2023 will open on October 6, 2022, at 6:00 a.m. ET. A maximum of 600 grant applications are accepted quarterly.

For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation website.

Deadline: November 2, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. ET

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