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  • #31
    I tried to log on earlier, but got DNS server error....anyhow, I called the grant helpline this AM and they said to ignore/delete the e-mail. If you are to recieve the questions, they will re-mail them to you.

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    • #32
      Funny on Friday they said answer them as if they were sent to you.
      Brian P. Vickers
      www.vickersconsultingservices.com
      Emergency Services Consulting
      Westlake VFD - Houston, TX
      Proud Member IACOJ - Redneck Division

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      • #33
        I don't know about you but if the email had my grant award # on it, even if addressed to the wrong person; I would respond to it with my grant # in the subject line and pointing out that it was addressed to the wrong person but, here is your answers anyway, just in case. I am not deleting any email they send me, in case something else happens and I need to go back and prove my case. What is the worst case scenario here? They send another email to you with the right name, grant # etc. on it and ask you to answer them again?Big deal.
        Kurt Bradley
        Fire/EMS/EMA Grant Consultant
        " Never Trade Skill for Luck"

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        • #34
          Help Desk info

          Since I called the help desk Friday and got the original notice to just 'cut and paste' the correct info into your mail I thought I would research the change of plans today. Now I am told that some of the questions pertained to vehicle purchase, building footprint or historical significance etc. and there for could not be the one or two generic letters that were sent. So much for trying keep the system moving. I am now being told to answer the questions in the new letter and resubmit..... not a big deal.....they just want to be sure you are answering all the questions that pertain to your grant. Mine has already been received and resubmitted. Hey......maybe I'll get double

          bob
          I got your back

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          • #35
            Have some fun... I answered Fridays with the right answers and todays with the wrong answers.

            Just kidding...

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            • #36
              Originally posted by waterboy1 View Post
              Have some fun... I answered Fridays with the right answers and todays with the wrong answers.

              Just kidding...
              This year's grape harvest fermenting a little early??? LOL

              How'd y'all do on the ice/snow up there the last few days??

              earl

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              • #37
                Not here

                Not much lake effect here earl, 30 miles to the west where I work they got 8-10 inches.

                A little ice, a few downed lines, pretty ho-hum weather wise in my corner of the world.

                bob
                I got your back

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                • #38
                  OK - so here’s a twist - I got a e-mail today explaining they had sent a previous e-mail to me with the incorrect information, and that I should ignore it and they will resend a corrected version. Great but I never got the earlier “incorrect”-mail. Anyone else receive this ?

                  Thanks
                  SBLGFD

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                  • #39
                    Standing by for more

                    Got the 10 on Friday addressed to Chip, made some preliminary notifications, only to arrive this morning and read that the email was in error and to ignore (big gulp), came back from a grant meeting and found the correct email questions,,,, almost $900k for a regional com grant. A bunch of departments are feeling better now!

                    Many fingers are crossed.

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                    • #40
                      Similar problem

                      Funny thing happened I had contacted my congressman office on Monday and they told me basically the AFG peolple stated no news is good news. Also they had 2000 awards to give out hopefully by the end of Februaury. On Friday I rec'd my questions however it wasn't addressed to Palnkerhorn it was a MArtin something but everyting else was right. By Tuesday they had emailed the corrections.
                      Does anyone remeber how long it takes once the questions are forwarded back before we hear anything?
                      Originally posted by HallSummitLA View Post
                      Got the 10 questions today. (The 2006 number appeared earlier this week on an older 1199A form.) Great! However, DHS screwed up big time. In the greetings line, it reads "Dear Mr. Chip Plankenhorn". That is NOT my name, nor is it the name of anyone associated with our grant. It gets worse when they ask the question about our EIN being correct. They list an EIN in the 10 ?s, but it is NOT our EIN. I did a search for it, and that EIN is for "Loyalsock Volunteer Fire Company Number One" in Williamsport, PA. We are in Louisiana and have a name nothing like "Loyalsock".

                      However, the subject line of the email has our correct dept. name and our correct grant reference number.

                      It's gonna be a long wait till Monday morning when I can call the Help Desk about this one... Why me???

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                      • #41
                        Generally after the Questions are answered you get the "official" notification in about 3-4 weeks. In the past I have recieved the questions and grant approval about 3-4 weeks, which appears to be the way this year is also going - also recieved a followup asking if we would accept less and requested - which I stated we would. Not gloating or anything but I'm batting .500 3/6 on grants and have not hired a single person to write it for me.

                        Tip: Don't be greedy and watch the 100% and standards compliance issues.

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