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2424 Bristol Road
Neshaminy Valley Commons
Bensalem, PA 19020
Telephone: (215) 750-1017
Fax: (215) 750-1295

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PO Box 202018
Harrisburg, PA 17120-2018
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Deadline for Fire and Ambulance Service Grants Quickly Approaching, Says DiGirolamo
10/3/2007
The deadline for applying for thousands of dollars in state grant funding is drawing closer for volunteer fire departments and ambulance services across the Commonwealth, said state Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks).
 
Volunteer fire companies and ambulance service units have until 4 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11 to apply for the grants by visiting the Web site of the Office of the State Fire Commissioner at osfc.state.pa.us
 
Grants are used to improve and enhance capabilities of vital emergency preparedness services such as construction or renovation of a unit’s station, the purchase or repair of equipment, training or debt reduction. 
 
Earlier this year, the General Assembly passed Act 10 of 2007 to establish funding for two fiscal years: 2006-07 and 2007-08.
 
This act changed the program in several important ways. First, funding has been doubled for this year, totaling $50 million in funds. In years past, the amount has been $25 million. The maximum grant request for this year’s program is double as well—$30,000 for volunteer fire companies and $20,000 for volunteer ambulance services. 
 
Next year, however, grant funding levels will return to previous levels—$15,000 for fire companies and $10,000 for volunteer ambulance services, a total of $25 million to be given to volunteer fire and ambulance companies.
 
Rep. Gene DiGirolamo
18th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

(215) 750-1017
(717) 783-7319
Contact: Jennifer Algoe Keaton
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Member site: GeneDigirolamo.com
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