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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: March 31, 2020 11:12 AM
From: Senator James R. Brewster
To: All Senate members
Subject: Crisis grant for Volunteer Fire and EMS Companies due to COVID-19
In the near future, I will introduce legislation for a one-time crisis grant program for volunteer fire and EMS companies. Fire and EMS need immediate financial assistance during this pandemic.

This bill will be a COVID-19 Crisis Fire and EMS grant program to provide an additional, one-time grant to each fire and EMS company agency that has been approved by the PA Emergency Management Agency and the Office of State Fire Commissioner for an annual grant for the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Crisis grants would be automatically awarded with no need for companies to submit an application. The program would end after 180 days. The grants will be funded by a one-time transfer of $30 million from the Volunteer Companies Loan Fund.

Please join me in sponsoring this legislation.