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  • #16
    What exactly are the 10q's

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    • #17
      Ask and ye shall receive...

      1) If you are selected for a grant award, would you accept?

      2a) If you are selected for a grant award, can your department meet the
      required cost-share?

      2b) How are you planning to meet the required cost-share?

      3) If you are selected for an award, do you understand that the funds
      can only cover expenses for one year and that you have to spend the
      funding within one year of your grant award date?

      4). If you are selected, do you understand that your department will be
      required to report to National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)
      for one year commencing at your earliest convenience during the
      performance period of the grant? Nonaffiliated EMS organizations do not
      have to comply with the NFIRS reporting requirement.

      * If you need assistance reporting to NFIRS, you may call the support
      center toll free number 1-888-382-3827.

      5) Did you have any pre-award costs including the use of a grant
      writer?

      * If you used a grant writer, please fax a copy of the bank statement
      and canceled check (front and back) that was paid to the grant writer to
      the attention of the Grants Management Specialist that contacted you.
      Please include the following information: Grant # EMW-2006-FG-XXXX; FD
      name, city and State, and your name. The FAX number will be given to you
      once contacted.

      6) Do you have any changes to your point of contacts, phone numbers, or
      email addresses listed in your application?

      * If the primary point of contact has a new email address, please follow
      the instructions below:

      Using the same user name and id when you applied for the grant, log into
      https://portal.fema.gov. Once you are into the Status screen, you will
      select Edit Profile located in the top of the screen. Your next screen
      will reveal your personal information where you will see your current
      email address listed. Once you have edited the email address you will
      click on the Save button. You will then receive a confirmation screen
      that your profile has been updated but you are NOT finished ? you must
      click near the top left Authorized Applications. You will then click on
      Firefighters Grant link near the top left to ensure that all updated
      profile information is transferred through the system.

      7a) Do you have any changes to your DUNS number, EIN number or your
      banking information listed in your application?

      7b) Have you verified that the EIN submitted (pull EIN from system) is
      correct?

      7c) Are you sharing an EIN# with your city and/or county? If so,
      please name the parent entity.

      7d) Do you have authorization to use this EIN#?

      8a) Have you previously received a FEMA/DHS Assistance to Firefighters
      Grant?

      If you responded yes, please indicate what year(s) you were awarded, a
      brief summary of what items were purchased, a current status on the
      awarded grant(s) and the dates of their POP (Periods of Performance).

      * * * Performance on prior awards is taken into consideration when
      processing new applications. Closing out overdue AFG grants may
      facilitate further processing of your FY 2006 application.* * *

      8b) Have you received any other Federal funding this fiscal year?

      If you responded yes, please indicate the name of the agency that
      awarded you federal funding and a brief summary of the items that were
      awarded.

      9a) VEHICLE Applicants only : Do you understand that vehicle awardees
      will be required to include a Performance Bond as part of the contract
      with the vehicle manufacturer.

      **Extensions to a grant's period of performance may not be considered if
      a Performance Bond is not included in the purchase contract**

      9b) Do you certify that you currently have a comprehensive
      driver/operator training program (compliant with NFPA 1002) already in
      place or, if you do not have a comprehensive driver/operator training
      program and you are awarded a grant, do you certify that your Department
      will have a program in place within one year of the award?

      Again, this is not a notification of award; it is only a preliminary
      discussion of your application. Once I complete my review, and receive
      your favorable reply to this message, I will forward your application on
      to the next phase. If your department is selected you will be notified
      by e-mail through our on-line grants system. In that email, you will be
      directed to a website to print the award forms and other pertinent
      information.
      Brian P. Vickers
      www.vickersconsultingservices.com
      Emergency Services Consulting
      Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
      Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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      • #18
        we got it

        we recieved final notification thursday after applying every year we finally got a new pumper-tanker woo hoo

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        • #19
          I only see 9 of the 10 questions, is there only 9?

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          • #20
            Well, we call them the 10 Q's because there used to be 8 numbers, with a 7a&b, and an 8a&b. This year they expanded so it's technically 15, but you have to remember this is the fire service and change is bad. So even if they get to 100 questions we'll still call them the 10 Q's.
            Brian P. Vickers
            www.vickersconsultingservices.com
            Emergency Services Consulting
            Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
            Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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