Missouri announces pool of grant funding opportunities for local emergency services

Missouri announces large pool of grant funding opportunities for local emergency services
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The State of Missouri announced a large pool of grant money available for local emergency response services.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety says $30 million in funding opportunities is available for the following:

  • EMS agencies
  • Local law enforcement
  • Fire services

The State of Missouri says funding for these public safety grants is possible through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and through Missouri House Bill 3020.

Eligible grant expenditures include equipment, supplies, training/travel, personnel and benefits. Some equipment may have specific requirements to be eligible for funding. The grants require a local match of 50 percent (for example, if the total cost of a project were $40,000, the local recipient would be responsible for $20,000 and the ARPA share of the grant would be $20,000). Local ARPA grant funds may be utilized for the local match. In-kind matches (soft match) must be directly related to the project and may be retroactive to March 2020. No supplanting is permitted. – The Missouri Department of Public Safety

Available Grants

The three grants are:
• Peace Officer Grant (POG), $10 million in total grant funding
• Fire Protection Grant (FPG), $10 million in total grant funding
• Emergency Medical Service Providers Grant (EMSPG), $10 million in total grant funding

The deadline for each agency to apply for up to $20,000 in grant funding is Dec. 5, 2022.

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