Grant Program

Grants are only available to public safety agencies located within Washtenaw County.  The grant applicant must be the benefactor of the grant.  No applications are accepted from non-governmental agencies or for-profit organizations.  The grant application process is a partnership.  It is the expectation of the Washtenaw 100 that all directions will be carefully followed and all information will be read carefully and referenced during the process.

Grants are considered on an annual basis by The Washtenaw 100’s Board of Directors, and ALL applicants will be notified of a decision regarding their application within six weeks of the close of the grant deadline.  The decision of The Washtenaw 100 is final and no further information will be provided.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Who can apply for a Washtenaw 100 Grant?
Grants are only available to municipal agencies.  The applying agency must be the benefactor of the grant.  Grants must be submitted by the Chief/Director of the applying agency.

What does the Washtenaw 100 Grant Program support?
Our mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities and lives of public safety personnel and the community they serve. This is accomplished by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to public safety organizations. Examples of items that are not supported by the organization at this time include: event sponsorships, user fees, service contracts, any type of monthly or annual contract, to name just a few.

What are typical funding areas?

  • Life-saving Equipment – provide first responders with life-saving equipment such as: Vehicle extrication tools, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), bunker gear, bulletproof vests, etc.
  • Prevention Education – provide prevention education tools to the public about the importance of public safety in order to prevent disasters in the home and community.   For example, fire extinguisher training systems, inflatable fire safety houses, prevention education materials, program initiatives to focus on issues like DUI Education, carbon monoxide poisoning, and CPR Training.
  • Continuing Education or Training – provide financial resources or continued education to individuals pursuing a career in public safety.

What is commonly requested equipment and typical funding amounts?
Automated External Defibrillator, Bunker Gear (Individual pieces may also be requested (i.e. Bunker coat, Bunker pants or helmet), Flashlights, Police Bicycle, Bullet Proof Vest, Gas Detectors, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, to name a few.

Does the Washtenaw 100 accept requests for partial funding?
The Washtenaw 100 does consider requests for partial funding.  Information about the project and the secured funding must be included as part of your organization’s background/history attachment.

If my department has received a grant award from the Washtenaw 100 in the past, when can we re-apply?
Grant recipients must wait a minimum of two years after approval before re-applying.

Can the Washtenaw 100 Grant be used for fire school or a police academy scholarship?
No, however, the Washtenaw 100 may partner with an accredited school(s) for scholarship programs for individuals pursuing or advancing their career in the public safety sector.

If my request is more or less than $10,000 will it be denied?
Grant requests are typically between $1,000 – $5,000.  Requests exceeding $10,000 will not be accepted.

Important Information About Your Vendor Equipment Quote

You must provide an official vendor quote with the following information for your grant request to be considered.  Submitted quotes MUST meet the requirements below, please read carefully.

  • Only one vendor quote can be submitted. If more than one quote is submitted, your application will be marked incomplete.
  • Quote must be dated within six months of the application deadline.
  • Vendor sales representative first and last name and vendor E-mail address must be included.
  • The name and physical address of your organization, and a contact person from your organization must be included.
  • Must contain only the item(s) pertaining to your grant request.
  • The total dollar amount and equipment quantities in the vendor quote MUST MATCH the total that your department is requesting.
  • Include sales tax (if applicable) and an estimated freight charge (if applicable).
  • The equipment brand and manufacturer must be included on the quote.
  • The cost maintenance plans and extended warranties are not permissible.
  • Washtenaw 100 will not be responsible for re-stocking fees or costs related to errors within your quote.
  • Washtenaw 100 will not be responsible for additional shipping costs or tax not included in the submitted quote.
  • Washtenaw 100 does not endorse any specific equipment vendor or brand.
  • The Washtenaw 100 does not fund grant requests for refurbished or pre-owned equipment.
  • When requesting a quote from a vendor, we highly recommend sharing our quote requirements with the sales representative and making them aware the quote is for a Washtenaw 100 Grant Application.

2021 Grant App PDF

2021 Grant App Instructions

Questions?

The Washtenaw 100 is proud to support the families of the men and women of law enforcement and firefighting who give so selflessly that we may enjoy a safe community.