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Copper Shores offers Emergency Services Grant for 2024

January 15, 2024 | By Emilie Jacques

Deadline for applications is February 16, 2024

Copper Shores Community Health Foundation is happy to announce that the Volunteer Emergency Services grant is back for 2024 and the request for proposal (RFP) is now open. The $50,000 grant opportunity provides funding to volunteer emergency services in Copper Shores’ four-county service area that includes Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties. Applications are due Friday, February 16, 2024.

This is the fourth year that the Volunteer Emergency Services grant is available, making it an important fixture of Copper Shores' dedication to a safe and healthy community. Everyone should be able to access all of the opportunities that the Copper Country has to offer, which is made possible in part by the people who volunteer as firefighters and first responders.2024-01-15-Volunteer-Emergency-Services-Grant---Social-Advertising---OL--1x1--generalimage-2

When things do go wrong, the Copper Country is equipped with brave people who are willing to help. Copper Shores helps those people by providing funding for updated safety gear, new pagers and other vital needs to keep these people safe.

Copper Shores is granting up to $50,000 for successful proposals, with a maximum of $5,000 per application. To be considered for an emergency service grant, a proposal must have the grant recipient paying 50 percent of the costs, up to allocation amount, the department must be registered with the State Fire Marshal's office and file all incident reports. The department must identify why the request for funding is needed and how it will enhance access to services, programs or activities that otherwise would not be possible.

Applications for the RFP are due Friday, February 16. Contact Copper Shores at (906) 523-5920 or with any questions or for assistance with the application. Learn more about the granting process at Copper Shores Community Health Foundation and start your application by visiting

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