Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program

The mission of the Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program is to support rural areas in AgStar’s service area by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue or ambulance departments.

Emergency response departments in rural areas are struggling on shoestring budgets, and many lack adequate and up-to-date equipment. Even though many of these departments have the essentials, they can't always afford new technologies to upgrade or replace old equipment. This grant program is designed to help alleviate some of those financial constraints. This is an opportunity to fund, on a modest scale, some local departments.

Applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Location – Rural volunteer emergency response departments located in our Local Service Area are eligible to apply.
  • Past Grant Recipients  –  Those who have not received a grant from AgStar in the past 2 years, you are eligible to apply.
  • Application – Applications accepted online between August 1 to 31.
  • Funding – Funding is available for any emergency response equipment, technology or turnout gear. A total of $150,000 is available and the maximum grant amount is $3,000 per department.

To find out more about the AgStar Fund for Rural America, contact Melanie Olson. Email Melanie.Olson@AgStar.com or call 952-997-1255.

Have you received a grant in the past two years?

If you have received this AgStar grant in the past two years, you will not be eligible to apply this year.

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