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First Responder Training and Recruitment Grants

First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Distribution 

First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Program supports the efforts of local governments to expand recruitment, improve training, and provide additional professional development and support to first responders in local governments. More than 60 Michigan communities are receiving grant awards from the $5 million grant program.

 

First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Award Recipients

 

Award Recipient Reimbursement Information 

After accepting the grant, award recipients must complete and submit a First Responder Training and Recruitment Reimbursement Request Form (coming soon) with supporting documentation to Treasury. 

Source documentation supporting the requested reimbursement amount must be attached with the request form. At a minimum, the source documentation should include copies of the original invoices, cancelled checks, electronic payment confirmations and any other report that would support the request. Confidential information -- such as account numbers -- should be redacted before sending to Treasury. Upon review, additional information or documentation may be required. 

The “Primary Applicant’s” Chief Financial Officer or Chief Administrative Officer must sign and date the First Responder Training and Recruitment Reimbursement Request Form. Payments to the “Primary Applicant” will be made on a monthly reimbursement basis, providing the grantee follows all terms and conditions of the grant, and dependent upon state appropriations. 

Program Description

The purpose of the grant program is to support efforts of local governments to expand recruitment, improve training, and provide additional professional development and support to first responders in local governments. 

All Michigan cities, villages, townships, counties, and/or fire authorities were eligible to apply. "First responder" means law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians (EMT), paramedics, and local unit of government corrections officer.

Criteria

  • A completed application with detailed information
  • The governmental unit was asked to demonstrate how budgeted costs directly relate to recruitment or training of first responders
  • Priority was given to projects that will be completed by September 30, 2022
  • Projects are funded on a reimbursement basis
  • $2 million was designated for communities with a per capita property taxable value of less than $15,000 with the remaining funds awarded based on a review of applications and the determination of the effective use of and need for the grant funds.

More information on the Program

Contact Information

E-mail: Treas-StateSharePropTaxes@michigan.gov