To help eligible local governments navigate the First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant, the Michigan Department of Treasury has developed a frequently asked questions document to ensure eligible recipients receive their much-deserved grant checks.
In an effort to help local units of government address critical needs in recruiting and training first responders, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Public Act 87 of 2021 that appropriates $5 million to create the First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Program.
All Michigan cities, villages, townships, counties, or fire authorities are eligible to apply for a grant of up to $200,000 related to first responder recruitment and training. Awards to any one applicant shall be no more than $100,000 for recruitment and no more than $100,000 for training programs. First responders are police officers, firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics, and the local unit of government corrections officers.
More details on the First Responder Training and Recruitment Grants can be found on our blog here. Applications must be submitted before or on February 15, 2022.
Herasanna Richards is a legislative associate handling energy, environmental, elections, and external municipal services for the League. She can be reached at [email protected] or 517-908-0309.