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Grant Writing for Fire Protection Districts: Tips & Techniques
Published by Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts

In today’s climate, where there is sometimes less funding and more need, it’s important to know how to increase your organization’s chances of securing grants. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to benefit from Steven Spraker‘s 15 years and more than 20 million dollars experience in securing grants for fire departments. He will share his knowledge of the AFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) application process; including tips for developing a winning narrative, filling out the application and updates to the AFG scoring method. Equally important, you will learn some of the common mistakes made when filling out the AFG application, and where to look for other potential funding sources outside of the AFG.

1.0 CE Hour is available for those who have completed ATT Parts I, II, & III.

Steven Spraker
Deputy Fire Chief of Operations - McHenry Township Fire Protection Districts
Steven Spraker is the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations for the McHenry Township Fire Protection District. Additionally, he previously served on a paid-on-call fire department for 16 years, 6 of them as Fire Chief. A 19-year member of the fire service, Steve has been writing and securing grants for fire departments for the past 15 years. He currently holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master's degree in Business Administration. He is an Illinois certified Firefighter III,...More
Originally Published
July 25, 2018

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Grant Writing for Fire Protection Districts: Tips & Techniques - Video
  2. Grant Writing for Fire Protection Districts: Tips & Techniques - Paper

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Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

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