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Dive Team Funding

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers' started by Josh818, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. Josh818

    Josh818 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Northern Minnesota
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    Our Dive team is trying to go through the proccess of getting grant money. Does anyone have a suggestion for a good grant to aply for? We are currently in works of getting our FEMA and Homeland Security endorsement as well so I think that would broaden our horizons.
    Appreciate any help!:)
     
  2. Canal Diver

    Canal Diver Angel Fish

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    Both Target and WalMart have "Good Neighbor" grants of up to $2000 for Police and Fire departments in their individual areas. Sam's Club also does one separate from WalMart. You contact the store management, and they'll put you in touch with the person at the store that handles it. It's a once a year thing, and it's competitive with other agencies in your area so you have to write fancy and make it sound like you need it worse than others in your area. I've gotten all three in different years but there's a lot of competition here. Is your dive team NIMS compliant?
     
  3. Josh818

    Josh818 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Northern Minnesota
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    WOW!!! My first reply!!! :rofl3:
    We are not NIMS endorsed yet, but at our last meeting we actually put that into motion.. and we have a professional grant writer writing our grant, but we need to find grants to write for....
    Thanks for you help..
     
  4. DIdiver

    DIdiver Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Dauphin Island, AL
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    Homeland Security grants are one way to go. We are getting a lot of new gear through port security grants.
     
  5. ThePipingSheriff

    ThePipingSheriff Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Tennessee
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    Folks,
    Sorry to dig up this old post, but I have some questions in regard to public safety dive team funding. For a number of years our team has received funding through the Port Security Grant. Some years we make out well while other years we do not. I was wondering if anyone has had success elsewhere? I'm thinking the Department of Energy possibly? I've seen FEMA and Homeland Security mentioned, but aren't these Grants essentially Port Security Grants, or are they totally different?
    Is there some sort of underwater NIMS training, or are folks just receiving the standard NIMS training?

    Thank you!!

    Ed
     
  6. RVAFAN

    RVAFAN Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Richmond, VA
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    Standard NIMS training will work. Most of the federal grants want you to follow NIMS before they will allow funding.
     

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