Other Grant Opportunities

MN Department of Education - School Safety Grants

Pursuant to Minnesota Session Laws 2018, Chapter 214, Article 1, Section 4, Subdivision 3, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) makes this funding available to all Minnesota school districts, charter schools, intermediate districts, cooperatives enrolling students, the Perpich Center for Arts Education, and the State Academies. Grants may be used to predesign, design, construct, furnish, and equip school facilities for improvements related to violence prevention and facility security for qualifying school buildings. This includes renovating and expanding existing building and facilities. https://education.mn.gov/MDE/DSE/MDE074493

School Safety Grants Memo


MDE will begin to accept applications on August 29, 2018 through the Survey Gizmo only. We will not accept applications via email, fax, through the SERVS system, saved as Google docs, or hard copies submitted through the U.S. mail or hand delivered.

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Fiscal Year 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (FY 2018 AFG Program) 

This is a grant opportunity for fire fighters that ECN is not eligible to apply for. Eligible applicants include Fire Departments, EMS Organizations, and State Fire Training Academies. Communications is listed as a high priority. There is a quick turnaround time on applying for the grant. More information will be available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on the FEMA website: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/170096

A new program that has been put out due to recent unprecedented homeland security challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, terrorist attaches, cyberattacks, and active shooters. The AFG Program supports the goals of building a culture of preparedness and readying the nation for catastrophic disasters.

The main objective of the grant is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The priorities (cope capabilities):

  • Fire Management and Suppression
  • Environmental Response/Health and Safety
  • Threats and Hazards Identification
  • Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
  • Operational Coordination
  • Operational Communications
  • Mass Search and Rescue Operations
  • Community Resilience
  • Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction

Grant term of 1 year with a projected award date of 6/1/2019

Eligible Applicants:

  • Fire Departments
  • Nonaffiliated EMS Organizations
  • State Fire Training Academies

Cost Share or Match:

  • Applicants will need to meet a match that is dependent on size of population (see more details in the NOFO)

Submission information:

  • Application due date: 10/26/18 at 5pm
  • Funding selection date: 3/1/2019
  • Applicants must have a DUNS, SAM, and EIN