Grant Writing for Emergency Services
Thursday, June 15, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Funding for public agencies is hard to come by. The current economy is not much help as taxes are not being paid, bills for services are not being paid, some elected officials want to decrease taxes, etc. Grants can be a good option to help achieve projects that may not otherwise be funded. However, a major issue with grants is that people are not aware of the process and often follow myths versus facts. Thus, this presentation will focus on the art of the grant writing process and how to be successful. The presentation will further aim to dispel myths, explain the overall process, and will give helpful hints as to how to increase your chances of obtaining grant funding.
David Hesselmeyer began his emergency services tenure in 1997. He holds certifications as a Firefighter, Paramedic, Rescue Technician, Certified Emergency Manager, along with many others. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2004 with a Master of Public Administration. David is the President/CEO of On Target Preparedness, a full-service emergency services consulting firm, and is also an adjunct professor at Campbell University in their Homeland Security program. He serves with the Buies Creek Fire Department in North Carolina.