Start an EMS agency fact sheet to improve your grant application

Collect and keep important agency performance indicators in a single document for easy inclusion in a grant application narrative


Writing grant applications is a lot like emergency planning. A department's emergency planning officer plays a key role in planning for, protecting and maintaining public safety. One of the consequences of inadequate planning is the failure or inefficiency of public safety during a crisis. The same idea applies to the grant proposal process. Planning and preparedness must be conducted for funding to be efficient and successful.

Grant writing, just like emergency planning, needs to happen year round. Assistance to Firefighters Grant applications are due soon and many other grant cycles are seasonal and soon closing. Is your agency prepared for the next grant cycle?

All federal and state grant programs, as well as many private and community foundations, require internal statistics to be submitted with the application. And even if a grant application does not require internal statistics on performance and the response area, the narrative section is always enhanced through disclosure of recent figures.

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