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MI Fire Equipment Grant
Apply for the MI Fire Equipment Grant
MI Fire Equipment Grant
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- Program Description
- Grant Qualifications
- Grant Timeline
- Forms and Applications
- Payment Distribution Process
- Reporting Requirements
- Contact Information
The MI Fire Equipment Grant has been established to provide funding for the purchase of fire equipment for our part time, on call or volunteer firefighters. Under Fiscal Year 2023-23 Budget, the Michigan Department Treasury was appropriated $12 million to establish and operate a grant program to qualified local units of government. Grant awards are not to exceed $10,000 for eligible Departments and will be administered in a similar form and manner as previous grant programs with stakeholder engagement.
Grant funds will be made to eligible fire departments in cities, villages, townships, tribal governments or an authority or commission established by a county, village, city of township by resolution, motion, or charter.
Grant awards will be made to qualified local governments with fire departments that are “predominately on-call, part-time, or volunteer.” Applications should be for grants for purchasing “fire gear for fire fighters.” Applicants should include detailed information to show the application is for the equipment described.
Treasury will implement the MI Fire Equipment Grant like other special grant programs were previously administered. Treasury will publish an overview and timeline of a phased approach to implementation, to include all the necessary forms for application once the grant program goes live.
|May 25, 2023, at 2:00pm||MI Fire Equipment Grant Webinar|
|May 26, 2023||Website and Grant Program Application Live|
|May 26, 2023 - July 10, 2023||Submission of Applications|
|July 10, 2023||Application Submission Deadline|
|July 10, 2023 - August 10, 2023||Application Review Period|
|Early August 2023||Grant Notification Period|
|As Early as August 10, 2023||Disburse Funds to Qualified Local Units|
Forms and Applications
To file a claim, eligible local governments must submit the Fire Equipment Grant application to Treasury by July 10, 2023. Applications should be for purchasing “fire gear for fire fighters” including detailed information to show the application is for the equipment described. Qualified local governments will be notified of grant awards by early August.
- Sample MI Fire Equipment Grant Application (Form 5874) and Instructions (to be completed online in eSignature)
- MI Fire Equipment Grant Checklist
- MI Fire Equipment Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions
- MI Fire Equipment Grant Program Webinar Presentation
- MI Fire Equipment Grant Program Webinar Recording - May 25, 2023
Payment Distribution Process
Funds shall be disbursed to qualified local units of government by the Department of Treasury as early as August 10, 2023.
Grant recipient units will need to submit documentation of eligible expenses with a form provided by Treasury. Recipients should file all requests for reimbursement to ensure timely consideration of reimbursement by September 30, 2023.
For more information about this grant program, visit: