Fire and Ambulance Service Grant Applications Now Available at RepRapp.com
9/8/2009
State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Forest/McKean) is encouraging local volunteer fire departments and volunteer ambulance services to apply for state grants through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.
 
Last year, local fire and ambulance organizations located in Rapp’s legislative district received more than $271,500 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.
 
Applications are available online from the Office of the State Fire Commissioner. Online applications will only be accepted from Sept. 8 to Oct. 23.
 
For more information, visit RepRapp.com and click on “Fire and Ambulance Grants.”
 
Rep. Kathy Rapp
65th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
(814) 723-5203
(717) 787-1367
Contact: Ty McCauslin
House Republican Public Relations
(717) 772-9979