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Explorer Program Grant Funding

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  • Explorer Program Grant Funding

    Is there any known grants that Explorer Post may submit for funding for PPE, Training, or operations? I am open to any and all ideas. Fundraising is already being used, but due to an increased number of qualified applicants for the program we are unable to allow participation in the post due to the need for more PPE for them. Thanks

  • #2
    What state are you in?
    Is your Department Volunteer or Career?
    Have you tried local businesses for donations?
    - Apprentice Firefighter at Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company in Monroe County, PA


    • #3
      State: MO
      Dept: Volunteer

      We have the policy to only use local businesses if there are no possibilities of grants or if our post fundraisers do not generate enough to fund the need. If there is grant funding available, we go for that first to keep the local area for when we fall short.


      • #4
        Well one way you might be able to get money is doing a Coin Toss where you stand at popular intersections and ask for Donations, Your Department is a little different than mine because we do not have an Explorer Post we have Junior Firefighters that are with the department so we just get Department Gear. Try maybe going to local businesses and asking for donations and say that they will get a plaque in the firehouse saying "Explorer Post # sponsored by --------"
        - Apprentice Firefighter at Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company in Monroe County, PA


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