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  • Pre-cost award

    Has anyone applied for the Pre-cost award. We are in need of air paacks which we did write for but with how long it is taking we may need to go ahead and get them. any and all help would be great.

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    Do not buy anything. Purchases made prior to the award date cannot be reimbursed.

    “I am more than just a serious basketball fan. I am a life-long addict. I was addicted from birth, in fact, because I was born in Kentucky.”
    ― Hunter S. Thompson


    • #3
      Echoing what EastKyFF said. How do you know you are getting a grant to do a pre-cost award if it was allowed anyways? If you can just go ahead and get them, why did you need the grant in the first place?


      • #4
        If you're running up against expiration deadlines in limited cases they've done emergency purchase allowances, contact your field rep to find out if it's possible. We've had people do lease-purchases or other not so favorable financial moves when they had gear damaged or contaminated. With the awards being delays because of the shutdown and IT issues things are behind. It's been done before to allow an emergency purchase when applicable but doesn't mean it's going to be allowed, hence the case by case sentiment I was aiming for.
        Brian P. Vickers
        CEO - Vickers Consulting Services, Inc
        FH.com/Firehouse Mag Contributor


        • #5
          I would echo many of the statements here also. If you purchase ahead of award you will be negating your financial need because, obviously you came up with the money to buy them.
          Kurt Bradley
          Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
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