Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) is pleased to announce the application period for the fiscal year 2015 Search and Rescue Aid Program. The purpose of the Rescue Aid Program is to (1) Reduce and prevent the loss of life by creating a better equipped, trained, and coordinated rescue force throughout the Commonwealth; (2) Upgrade the capabilities of local rescue squads by providing financial assistance to be used to purchase equipment and obtain training; (3) Encourage the development of rescue squads where none exist.
The FY 15 cycle opens on September 8, 2014. Applications are due to the applicable KYEM Area Office by the close of business on October 8, 2014.
Estimated Total Program Funding, FY 2015
*Competitive grant process
*Cost funding, up to 100% of the approved project cost.
Rescue squads within the Commonwealth of Kentucky that meet the requirements outlined in KRS 39F.120.
All required forms and supporting documentation are due at the time of submission. Applications must be signed by the requested appointed authorities.
A virtual grant workshop will be held on September 15 from 2:00 to 3:30 PM EST. This workshop is open to all potential applicants, participation is voluntary. Topics include: grant guidance for FY 15, eligibility requirements and review of the revised FY 15 application and instructions.
• Application period, September 8 – October 8
• Grant Workshop (Go To Meeting), Sept 15
• Grant Advisory Committee Meeting (tentative), November 6
• Expected award notification, Week of November 17
Greg Shanks, Finance and Grants Manager