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    Last Wednesday (June 18th)my dept. received a 1199A E-mail. We responded, and completed the deposit form, which was sent off to fema on Friday afternoon. As of this morning (Monday June 23rd) we still have not seen any E-mails about a five or six question form, or any phone calls. Can any of my fellow firefighters give me any indication of the signifcance of receiving the 1199A form this earlyin the distribution process, but not receiving the 6 question E-mail or phone calls. Any good information would be welcomed. Thank You.

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    Go back into your grant and confirm all your phone numbers and email addresses are correct. I actually logged into ours and noticed the 1199a before FEMA called. About a day or so later I went to the fire dept and they had left a message on the machine. They called on a Wednesday and then on a Friday after we hadn't returned the call yet, they called the Chief at his home phone number, which we had put in the contact info on the grant.

    Also you could call FEMA and ask if they tried to contact you.

    I have read previously in these forums somewhere that if they can't contact you by phone or email, they will send a letter through regular mail.

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    • #3
      We got our 6 questions this morning 7-25-03. This would be a great boost to our community if we get our grant.

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      • #4
        We got awarded almost two weeks after the six questions.

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        • #5
          stevealpaugh, What did you apply for and is this your first year to be awarded? Sounds like you are on your way!! Congrats.

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          • #6
            My dept. (Washington Borough)is classified as urban despite having only 7,000 people. The community is what I classify as low-middle class. We cover just 1.9 sq. miles with the exception of automatic and mutual aid calls. We applied for many of the same items that other CWAAG (Central Warren Automatic Aid Group)depts (Washington Township and Franklin Township) have applied for, so that we could standardize. We applied for new updated SCBA units which those we are currently using which are between 11 and 17 years old. We also want to refurbish our five newest SCBA to the same standard as the new ones, as they have no integrated PASS alarm, heads up display, buddy breather, etc. In addition we desired a RIT pack, 3 additional portable radios, replacing 800ft. of rescue rope which is over 10 years old, individual life harnesses (seat harnesses) for our RIT team members, a self contained rescue tool, and a fragmentation shield for our cascade system.

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            • #7
              I almost forgot. Yes this may be the first year we received a grant. This is the first year we have applied. In the past we always thought that their were fire depts. a lot worse off than ours. But after we saw who some of the depts. were receiving the grant in our state (NJ), we decided that we owe to the taxpayers in our community to go for some federal funding. Our property tax rate in our town is extremely high, and some parts of our town are like miniture ghettos with all of the problems that go along with those neighborhoods. Two of our three engines are over 25 years old, and our tower ladder is a 1975. In the next ten years we will need a lot of funds two replace the ladder, and engine, and build an addition to our station that can house a modern tower ladder. This money will allow our town to begin preparing for those expenses.

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              • #8
                RE: 1199a form

                We received the same form. I called FEMA to ask its signifigance and got a pretty generic answer (I thought). The answer I got is that they are confirming that you are willing to make the obligation to the "grant sharing" end of the grant (ie: the 10% that your department has to come up with). They did state that once the 1199a was completed online and submitted via snail mail that we would hear an answer within 2-3 weeks. Good luck.

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                • #9
                  I received the 1199A form this morning. But like you, No six questions over the phone or email. I hoping this is a good sign. It is for nearly $80,000 in gear and equipment.

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