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Fifth Succesful Grant!

posted Jul 29, 2010, 4:46 PM by Princeton Junction   [ updated Sep 10, 2012, 4:01 PM ]

The Fire Company received a Federal Grant under the FY2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency.  This is the fifth such grant received by the organization, and the federal share provides 90% of the funds for the project submitted in the grant proposal.

 This grant provides $13,662 for the purchase of hydraulic rescue tools totaling $15,180.  Receipt of this award not only assists the fire company in providing exceptional services to the community, but also reduces the local tax burden on homeowners and businesses in the Township of West Windsor since this equipment would normally be funded by the municipal Capital Improvement Fund at taxpayer expense for both the total cost of the equipment plus the added cost of debt service to retire the bonds issued for the purchase.

 The fire company continues to seek sources of funding, other than local taxes, to improve services to the residents of West Windsor Township.  By demonstrating financial need, the organization has been successful in being awarded federal grants for equipment to be utilized in emergency response activities in five of six attempts.