Grant Writing Resources
Fire and Emergency Services Grant Writing Guide
The NVFC has developed this guide to help departments navigate the complexities of applying for federal grants. Since more requests are made for federal grants each year than there are funds available, it is extremely important to prepare the best grant application possible. Writing a compelling narrative and adhering to numerous rules and guidelines can often be challenging. This guide is designed to make the process less daunting and assist departments and their grant writers in preparing a competitive application for these important grant opportunities. (Having trouble downloading the file? Right click and choose save to open.)
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Checklist
Developed in conjunction with FireGrantsHelp.com, this checklist provides departments with a list of information that they can start compiling before the application period opens. Having these materials ready in advance will make the process easier and less cumbersome when the application period opens.
AFG Application Assistance Request Form
NVFC members can use this form to be connected with a NVFC peer reviewer to ask questions about the application and process or receive feedback and tips about what to include in the application narratives.
FireGrantsHelp's mission is to provide firefighters and departments with a comprehensive resource for grant information and assistance. FireGrantsHelp features the most extensive fire grant database ever created, with a library of information not only for federal grant programs, but also state, local and corporate grant opportunities. FireGrantsHelp's free grant assistance program includes a number of options for departments seeking assistance in securing grant funding. Grant assistance is available by filling out a request form from one of the major Fire and EMS category segments. Once a department submits a form, there are three options for assistance: Informational Grant Package, Grant Review, and Grant Writing.
Read success stories of departments and organizations that have received AFG, SAFER, and FP&S grants. Access the success stories on the Members-Only section of this site.