Grants of up to $12,000 to USA and Canada fire departments and volunteer fire departments for safety equipment and training. Funding is intended for fire departments lacking sufficient personal safety systems and requiring instruction on the proper and safe usage of said equipment.
The Lt. Joseph P. DiBernardo Memorial Foundation provides grants to fire departments in need of personal safety PSS systems. If your department is in the U.S. or Canada and does not have means to this important safety equipment, please download and submit the 2023 grant application.
Volunteer and/or combination departments are eligible.
Previous applicants who were not awarded a grant are invited to resubmit a new application.
Grant Applications will be accepted between January 1 – June 30, 2023.
The Foundation does not support a particular system and encourages you to seek competitive bids. The award check will be made out to the vendor and not the department.
Estimated Size of Grant
Grants will not exceed $12,000 per year. Grant requests exceeding $12,000, if approved, will be awarded at approximately $12,000 per year, and departments will be required to reapply each year.
Term of Contract
All funds shall be expended within six months of receipt.