Emergency Preparedness

Grant Resources

There are numerous state and federal grant programs available to assist local organizations in meeting certain of their emergency preparedness needs. Listed below are some of the programs more commonly used by Panhandle jurisdictions for this purpose. his is not an exhaustive list; it is merely a sampling of the types of programs potentially available to support preparedness initiatives in the region.

Regional Homeland Security Grant Program
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Texas Rural Volunteer Fire Department Assistance Program
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Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)
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Texas Commission on Fire Protection Emergency Funding Program
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Volunteer Fire Assistance Program
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State, County & Municipal Agency Domestic Preparedness Equipment Support Prog.
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State Surplus Property Program
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Fireman's Fund Insurance Company Heritage in Action Grant
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Texas Fire Grant Opportunities
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Firegrantshelp.com
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Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
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EMS Local Projects Grants (LPG): EMS/LPG-0278.1
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Texas Rural Emergency Medical Services Enhancement Grant
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TEEX Fire Service Funding/Grants
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Contact Information


John Kiehl

Regional Services Director
Email: jkiehl@theprpc.org
Phone: (806)372-3381
Fax: (806)373-3268


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Criminal Justice Planning Fund (Fund 421) Source: A biennial appropriation by the Texas Legislature from funds collected through court costs and fees. Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, §102.056 and §102.075. Section 772.006 of the Texas Government Code designates CJD as the Fund's administering agency.
 
FY Appropriation: Set annually
 
Purpose: Support a wide range of projects designed to reduce crime and improve the criminal and juvenile justice systems.
 
Eligibility: State agencies, units of local government, independent school districts, nonprofit corporations, Native American tribes, COGs, universities, colleges, hospital districts, juvenile boards, regional education service centers, community supervision and corrections departments, crime control and prevention districts, and faith-based organizations are eligible to apply for grants under this fund.  Faith-based organizations must be certified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt nonprofit entities.  Grantees may not use grant funds or program income for proselytizing or sectarian worship.
 
Award Criteria: Meet the criteria codified in the TAC, Title 1, Part 1, Chapter 3, Subchapter C, Division 1
 
Frequency of Award: Annual

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