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Posted on: June 13, 2022

DLGS Firefighter Grant Application Open

The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) and the Division of Fire Safety announced that the American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant program application period is now open. The competitive grant will provide a maximum $75,000 award to assist in covering costs associated with the purchase of protective clothing (e.g., turnout clothing, helmets, pants, gloves, footwear, etc.), cleaning and advanced cleaning equipment, oxygen equipment, PPE, and other fire/virus protection equipment determined appropriate by the DLGS. 
The Governor has appropriated $10 million from the American Rescue Plan State Fiscal Recovery funds to support this program. The grant is open to all local and regional fire departments, volunteer and paid. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on August 13, 2022, and must be submitted through NJDCA-SAGE portal. 
For more information please review the program grant guidelines. Applicants may contact Laurie Ann Doyle at 609-292-4132 to discuss program and project needs up to the submission of the application. Questions may also be submitted via email to
Contact: Lori Buckelew, Deputy Executive Director & Director of Government Affairs,, 609-695-3481, x112.

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