Kentucky Emergency Management (KYEM) is pleased to announce the application period for the fiscal year 2016 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. For additional information squads should refer to the FY 2016 guidance and application provided on the SAR page at www.kyem.ky.gov.
The FY 16 cycle opens on September 3, 2015. Applications are due to the applicable KYEM Area Office by the close of business on October 5, 2015.
Estimated Total Program Funding, FY 2016
•Advanced 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.
The application can be found at www.kyem.ky.govor by contacting a KYEM Area office. All required forms and supporting documentation are due at the time of submission. Applications must be signed by the requested appointed authorities.
•Application period, September 3 –October 5
•Grant Advisory Committee Meeting, Week of Nov 2nd
•Expected award notification, Week of November 9th