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FCEMS Grant Program Important Dates

September 2, 2016 – Deadline for submitting your Final Grant Report for the 2015-16 FCEMS Grant. 
September 7, 2016 - The 2016-17 FCEMS Grant application period opens on September 7, 2016.  The on-line grant agreement will be available on our web site that afternoon. 
October 17, 2006 – To be eligible for the increased consolidated/merged funding available with this grant, fire companies or ambulance services must have consolidated/merged their use of equipment, personnel and services on or after October 17, 2006. Organizations that merged prior to October 16, 2006, will not be eligible for the increased funding.
July 1, 2016- Eligible projects initiated after July 1, 2016 and completed prior to disbursement of grant program funds will be considered as eligible projects for the 2016-17 grant year.
July 1, 2016 – To qualify for the Certification Bonus Point, an individual must have been certified at a minimum level of Fire Fighter 1 on or before July 1, 2016 by the National Professional Qualifications Board or by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress and verified by the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy.
October 21, 2016 – The 2016-17 FCEMS Grant application period closes on October 21, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.
December 20, 2016 - The Office of the State Fire Commissioner must approve or disapprove applications within 60 days of the application submission deadline. Applications received by the OSFC, which have not been approved or disapproved by December 20, 2016, will be considered as approved, subject to the provisions of Act 17 of 2003, as amended (which includes the requirement to submit a final report for each grant received).
January 2017 - 2016-17 FCEMS Grant Agreements will be available.
May 31, 2017 - Deadline for submission of 2016-17 FCEMS Grant Agreements.
June 1, 2017 - Must be reporting with PENNFIRS to be eligible for 2017-18 FCEMS Grant.
July 31, 2017 - Deadline for transmission of 2016-17 FCEMS Grant Agreements.
August 15, 2017 - Last day project changes can be submitted.
September 1, 2017 - Deadline for submitting your Final Report for the 2016-17 Grant.  If not submitted prior to this date, you will not be able to start an application to apply for the 2017-18 Grant.  Additionally failure to submit the current year's final report or other prior grant year's report will exclude you from the 2017-18 grant and you will not receive grant funds.