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$50,000 federal grant funds PSD training and equipment

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by BladesRobinson, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. BigBill

    BigBill Barracuda

    I have been tasked to look into grants for my public safety dive team!

    Going over the SAFER grant tutorial, it looks like public safety dive and rescue teams are "ineligible".

  2. Phil_218

    Phil_218 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Austin, Texas
    Any word on grants to start a PSD team? My county has Swift Water Rescue teams and adding divers would be a great resource. We have three rivers which run through our county and I think it'd be a great idea to have the resources if ever needed.
  3. k9betley

    k9betley Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Arkansas
    Check with your local Department of Emergency Management, your Congressman and Representatives. D.E.M. has all the Homeland Security money in your jurisdiction and the others can work with you on appropriations.

    We just got word last week (on a request that was put in for last summer) that a $40,000.00 appropriation was approved, finalized and headed our way for a side scan sonar.

    From what I understand, the appropriation request is shorter and quicker to get then D.E.M. grants.

  4. Yotsie

    Yotsie Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Modesto, CA
    We piggy backed with our EOD squad to obtain 30k from homeland security for an ROV.

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