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  • Looks like more movement is occurring! I just picked up 3 more for SCBA's, PPE and Hose / Appliances.

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    • Originally posted by SmithMD View Post
      Looks like more movement is occurring! I just picked up 3 more for SCBA's, PPE and Hose / Appliances.
      Congrats. Just curious were those new 1199a updates or actual emails saying you were awarded?

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      • Originally posted by movillechief View Post

        Congrats. Just curious were those new 1199a updates or actual emails saying you were awarded?
        Mine were Update your 1199-A notifications.

        You never get an "Official You have been awarded!" letter until the Friday morning of the actual award.

        The 1199-A Update isn't a 100% guarantee of anything. However, its about a 99.97% sure bet that your application has been recommended for award.

        As one of the regional directors once told me... "We are a very busy bunch of people and during the updates / awards phase, we do not have time to contact anyone that we do not intend upon awarding".

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        • Originally posted by SmithMD View Post

          Mine were Update your 1199-A notifications.

          You never get an "Official You have been awarded!" letter until the Friday morning of the actual award.

          The 1199-A Update isn't a 100% guarantee of anything. However, its about a 99.97% sure bet that your application has been recommended for award.

          As one of the regional directors once told me... "We are a very busy bunch of people and during the updates / awards phase, we do not have time to contact anyone that we do not intend upon awarding".
          Good to know, I received notice last week that my 1199a update had been accepted and am paitiently waiting for more news!!! Its been several years since I last wrote one and am trying to get up to speed on the process.

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          • Originally posted by movillechief View Post

            Good to know, I received notice last week that my 1199a update had been accepted and am paitiently waiting for more news!!! Its been several years since I last wrote one and am trying to get up to speed on the process.
            Don't get too impatient... After the acceptance of the 1199-A by the system, it can take between 30 and 45 days before you actually see an award. I know the program office originally was on an expedited time table in order to try to get the AFG back on its correct cycle, however, I think that plan blew up on them about 3 months or so ago.

            At this point, with award rounds being as few as the 25 from last week, its anybody's guess as to expeditious things will move. Pull up a chair with the rest of us and hang on for the duration of the ride, who knows how long it will last!

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            • Everyone should also keep in mind that President Trump called up the existing director of the Department of Homeland Security to step in as his new Chief of Staff after firing Scaramucci. That means there is currently no Secretary of Homeland Security and since AFG falls under FEMA and FEMA is part of DHS, well I am sure you can imagine the SNAFU that currently may exist behind closed doors. That can and will slow the works down somewhat as it does anytime there is a change made at the top and we all know that new administrators typically adjust staff to their liking. All those "underlings" may be a little "gunshy" so to speak wondering if or where the house cleaning will stop. They will most assuredly get it done but, you are just going to have to be patient with them right now.
              Last edited by ktb9780; 08-09-2017, 09:47 AM.
              Kurt Bradley
              Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
              " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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              • Originally posted by SmithMD View Post

                Don't get too impatient... After the acceptance of the 1199-A by the system, it can take between 30 and 45 days before you actually see an award. I know the program office originally was on an expedited time table in order to try to get the AFG back on its correct cycle, however, I think that plan blew up on them about 3 months or so ago.

                At this point, with award rounds being as few as the 25 from last week, its anybody's guess as to expeditious things will move. Pull up a chair with the rest of us and hang on for the duration of the ride, who knows how long it will last!
                Guess I'll pull up a stool to the bar and have a cold one while I wait!

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                • Anyone else get a:
                  Please contact our Help desk at 1-877-611-4700
                  when they try to log on... <been on hold forever> ??

                  ** update - Spoke to technical services and they are having a network or server problem.. may be down for a couple more hours...
                  Last edited by Andy2802; 08-10-2017, 11:20 AM.

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                  • Gerbil fell off the wheel, probably on hold trying to get a referral for a specialist through healthcare.gov...
                    Brian P. Vickers
                    CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
                    FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor
                    www.helpmewithgrants.com
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                    • New 1199A for cardiac monitors and CPR machines. Wasn't there 3 days ago.

                      Woo Hoo!!!

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                      • Yep I could not log in till after 10:00AM on FEMA portal. Got in there and there was 10-15 Warning Update Profile Messages.
                        Kurt Bradley
                        Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
                        " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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                        • Looks like 115 awarded this week. Much better than last week. Congrats to all.

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                          • Been working with this agency for 3 years to get a new mini-pumper wildland vehicle. Scored it today finally for them. That one felt really good.
                            Kurt Bradley
                            Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
                            " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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                            • Congrats Kurt!! I was very fortunate as well, picked up one today for a volunteer department as well.

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                              • Do any of you know if all 1199as have been issued yet? What are the chances of a few pumpers being left? Thanks as always!

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