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POLC-represented departments among those awarded from $5 million grant fund

Posted by: jgomori Posted date: May 24, 2022

Nine POLC-represented departments are among the more than 60 Michigan communities which will soon begin receiving awards from the $5 million First Responder Training and Grant Program.

“Michigan’s first responders put their lives on the line to keep us all safe and we must have their backs,” Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. “Today’s grants will help more than 60 communities across Michigan train and recruit first responders. And in my budget for next fiscal year, I’ve proposed additional funds to help communities hire and train even more first responders including firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and EMTs. Let’s keep working together to keep Michiganders safe.”

As a part of the First Responder Training and Recruitment Grant Program, all Michigan cities, villages, townships, counties or fire authorities were eligible to apply for a grant related to first responder training and recruitment. First responders are police officers, firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), paramedics and local unit of government corrections officers.

Among the communities receiving grant funding are POLC-represented units in: Allegan County, Flint, Hazel Park, Houghton, Lincoln Park, Niles, Ontonagon County, Otsego County and the Village of Laurium.

The grant program supports efforts of local governments to expand recruitment, improve training, and provide additional professional development and support to first responders in local governments.

For more details, click on the link below.

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