Fire Facilities


Division Chief, Niceville, FL

Division Chief
Niceville, FL

Trying to get funding for a fire training tower the conventional way can be daunting. Grant programs are a viable solution to acquire funding. There are many government grant programs available that have been developed to improve firefighter safety and enhance other firefighter operations. If a fire training tower would strengthen your departmentís ability to service your community, you may qualify for a grant. Use the following resources to find out about grants that may be available to your department.

Additionally you may use the following resources to find out about grants that may be available to your department.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an independent agency that reports to the President of the United States and is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disaster. Our Mobile Trainee qualifies for FEMA's FIRE Act Grant program.

The Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI) is a non-profit, non-partisan policy institute charged with educating Members of Congress on fire and life safety issues.

Rural Development Grant Assistance - Program assistance is provided in many ways, including direct or guaranteed loans, grants, technical assistance, research and educational materials. Visit USDA's website for more details.

For an overview of various funding methods available to Fire Departments, download The U.S. Fire Administration's Funding Alternatives for Fire and Emergency Services PDF.

The Grants Office was formed to help municipalities and nonprofit organizations maximize grant funding and to develop a more strategic, informed approach to seeking and administering grants. Their services include grant writing and research, access to their database with guaranteed results, and technical assistance.

Lea Ann Skogsberg of Dollars and Sense offers grant writing services. You may contact her at to produce applications for FEMAís Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. She can assist you in positioning yourself to win an allocation.

We would be glad to assist you with researching the availability of grants for your department. Contact us and we can explore the opportunities.