Why were two deadlines missed?
Throughout the year both governmental and private foundation grants become available with different structures for applying.
The two grants that came into question were a Firefighters Assistance grant for the fire department and the Elsa Heisel Sule Foundation and Durr Foundation grants for Veterans Park. The latter is not an application but rather letter (more than just a letter) of intent that would hopefully earn you a right to “apply.”
On December 20, Emergency Management Director Mike Moore sent out an email to several emergency service leaders that the Firefighter Assistance grant was opening up on December 26 and would close on Feb. 2.