Local fire departments get grants from Compeer

Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America—the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program—has awarded 163 grants totaling $450,134 as part of their Emergency Response Equipment Program4. 

Emergency Response Equipment Grants help to offset the cost of equipment that community emergency response departments need to carry out their important work throughout rural America. A total of 54 of these grants totaling $144,166 were for COVID-19 related response needs.

These grants will directly impact the lives of 4,333 people and will touch the lives of over 1 million rural residents. 

“The Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program allows Compeer to enrich these rural communities and potentially save lives by helping to provide essential equipment that first responders need to do their jobs,” said Karen Schieler, senior corporate giving specialist. “COVID-19 continues to impact rural communities, and making sure first responders are equipped to respond safely was an important part of this grant cycle. We are proud to partner with these vital organizations for these variety of needs.”


(Please see the November 12 issue of the Tri-County News for more on this story.)

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