Triad Associates https://triadincorporated.com Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:08:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.2 AFG Grant Application – What You Need to Know https://triadincorporated.com/afg-grant-what-you-need-to-know/ https://triadincorporated.com/afg-grant-what-you-need-to-know/#respond Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:08:00 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4837 Triad has heard that the next round of FEMA’s Aid to Firefighters Grants (AFG) may open in mid-November. Although this has not yet been confirmed, it does serve as a reminder that now is the time to start laying the ground work for a highly-competitive application. Each year, the AFG Program receives roughly 12,000 applications

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Triad has heard that the next round of FEMA’s Aid to Firefighters Grants (AFG) may open in mid-November.

Although this has not yet been confirmed, it does serve as a reminder that now is the time to start laying the ground work for a highly-competitive application.

Each year, the AFG Program receives roughly 12,000 applications nationwide, but funds only about 20% of them.

 

FEMA’s highly-competitive Aid to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program just opened and competition nationwide is expected to be formidable as always.

Each year, only about 20% of the more than 12,000 AFG applications received are funded.

And depending on what an applicant is requesting, the odds of success can go down even further.

Before writing your AFG application, do you know the answers to the following questions?

  • What phrases are reviewers looking for in the application narrative?
  • What are the project cost thresholds that make some applications more likely to be funded?
  • Which sections of the AFG application are getting the most attention from reviewers?
  • What common errors cause an AFG application to be rejected without ever getting read by a reviewer?

The grant writers at Triad know the answers to these questions.

The work that first responders do, and the equipment they need to do it, are too important to leave to chance.

You need the experience and expertise of Triad Associates to help your AFG application stand out in the crowd.

Our grant writers have participated in numerous AFG workshops and public safety grant writing seminars.

We know what the reviewers are looking for and we know how to give it to them.

Whether you need equipment, turnout gear, a vehicle or any of the many items funded by the AFG Program, Triad is well-positioned to write a strong, competitive application for you.

Call Triad Associates today.

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Introducing Triad’s Great People, Great Places Initative https://triadincorporated.com/introducing-triads-great-people-great-places-initative/ https://triadincorporated.com/introducing-triads-great-people-great-places-initative/#respond Thu, 24 Sep 2020 19:21:58 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4831 Over our 42 years in business, Triad has been committed to helping communities grow by assisting them in identifying and funding a wide range of projects that improve the quality of life for all residents. But the heart of every community is its people, and so many nonprofits are making a positive impact on the

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Over our 42 years in business, Triad has been committed to helping communities grow by assisting them in identifying and funding a wide range of projects that improve the quality of life for all residents.

But the heart of every community is its people, and so many nonprofits are making a positive impact on the lives of those they serve.

As part of our commitment to support the places where we work and the agencies that share our goal of strengthening those communities, Triad has created a “Great People, Great Places” Initiative – a commitment to making quarterly donations to area nonprofits to help them advance their important missions.

Every quarter, each Triad employee nominates a nonprofit that is important to them, and those nonprofits that receive donations are selected randomly from those nominations.

Among the first agencies to receive a donation was Springs of Life Camp in Millville, NJ – a Christian camping ministry dedicated to providing individuals and groups with year-round programs designed to build character and see lives forever changed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of the hallmarks of Springs of Life is summer camp for students, and the pictures here show some of the fun activities that students participate in while “camping”.

To learn more about Springs of Life, please visit them at www.springsoflifecampnj.org.

In the months ahead, we’ll be sharing more about area nonprofits that Triad is proud to support through our new “Great People, Great Places” Initiative.

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New Jersey Department of Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside (TA Set-Aside) Grant Program https://triadincorporated.com/new-jersey-department-of-transportation-alternatives-set-aside-ta-set-aside-grant-program/ https://triadincorporated.com/new-jersey-department-of-transportation-alternatives-set-aside-ta-set-aside-grant-program/#respond Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:03:11 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4828 Overview: Provides federal funds for community based “non-traditional” surface transportation projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system. TA Set-Aside projects must relate to surface transportation. Funding Available: $9.75 million Deadline: November 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET Match Requirement: None  Typical Grant Amount: It is recommended that

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Overview: Provides federal funds for community based “non-traditional” surface transportation projects designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, and environmental aspects of the nation’s intermodal system. TA Set-Aside projects must relate to surface transportation.

Funding Available: $9.75 million

Deadline: November 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM ET

Match Requirement: None

 Typical Grant Amount: It is recommended that projects have a requested funding amount between $150,000 and $1 million. Funds are provided on a reimbursement basis.

Eligible Applicants: Local Governments, School districts or schools, Regional Transportation Authorities, Transit Agencies, Natural resource or public land agencies, Tribal Governments, Nonprofits (with construction expertise), any other local or regional governmental entity with responsibility for oversight of transportation (other than an MPO or State Agency)

 

Eligible Projects:

  • Design and construction of on-road and off-road trail facilities for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized forms of transportation.
  • Conversion and use of abandoned railroad corridors for trails for pedestrians, bicyclists, and other non-motorized transportation users.
  • Construction of scenic turnouts, overlooks, and viewing areas
  • Historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic transportation facilities both land and water such as building structures and canals
  • Community improvement activities, specifically streetscaping and corridor landscaping
  • Environmental mitigation to address stormwater management, control, and water pollution prevention or abatement related to highway construction or due to highway runoff
  • Reduce vehicle-caused wildlife mortality or to restore and maintain connectivity among terrestrial or aquatic habitats.

 

Additional consideration will be given to applications that provide additional benefits to vulnerable members of our communities, including low-income residents, minorities, those with limited English proficiency, persons with disabilities, children and older adults.

 

Eligible Costs

  • Design
  • Right-of-way acquisition
  • Construction

 

Ineligible Costs:

  • Administrative costs
  • Miscellaneous “contingencies”
  • Utility facility relocation costs
  • Uniformed traffic directors unless required by design

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CDBG COVID-19 Funding Series: Funding Overview and Economic Revitalization https://triadincorporated.com/covid19_funding_overview_economic_revitalization/ https://triadincorporated.com/covid19_funding_overview_economic_revitalization/#respond Thu, 03 Sep 2020 13:51:53 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4817 We hosted the first part of our CDBG COVID-19 Funding Series on September 1st, where we focused on a Funding Overview and Economic Revitalization. This webinar series is being hosted in partnership with the NJRA-RTI, presents an informational webinar series covering aspects of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funding. You can find a PDF

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We hosted the first part of our CDBG COVID-19 Funding Series on September 1st, where we focused on a Funding Overview and Economic Revitalization. This webinar series is being hosted in partnership with the NJRA-RTI, presents an informational webinar series covering aspects of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) COVID-19 funding.

You can find a PDF of the presentation here:  Triad-NJRA CDBG COVID-19 Funding Webinar

 

Sign up today for the second part of the webinar series which will be hosted on September 8th at 10 am. Register here 

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Securing the ECWAG Grant for Woodbine Borough https://triadincorporated.com/securing-the-ecwag-grant-for-woodbine-borough/ https://triadincorporated.com/securing-the-ecwag-grant-for-woodbine-borough/#respond Tue, 25 Aug 2020 17:35:36 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4811 The Borough of Woodbine was recently awarded a $990,770 Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) grant from the US Department of Agriculture to remediate a former industrial site that is threatening a public water supply in the community.  The grant was written by Triad Associates.   The ECWAG program enables water systems that

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The Borough of Woodbine was recently awarded a $990,770 Emergency and Imminent Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG) grant from the US Department of Agriculture to remediate a former industrial site that is threatening a public water supply in the community.  The grant was written by Triad Associates.

 

The ECWAG program enables water systems that serve eligible rural communities to prepare for, or recover from, emergencies that threaten their safe drinking water.

 

Woodbine will be using its nearly-$1 million in grant funding to eliminate a potential water contamination threat at the former Hat Factory site, which is directly adjacent to one of the Borough’s drinking water wells.  The project, estimated to take 18 months to complete, will clean the soils, prevent potential seepage of contaminated groundwater into the water well, and cap the site.

 

In addition to helping maintain a healthy water system for residents and businesses in Woodbine, it is anticipated that the work will also allow the parcel to be utilized for redevelopment opportunities.

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Securing PPE for Wildwood Fire Department https://triadincorporated.com/securing-ppe-for-wildwood-fire-department/ https://triadincorporated.com/securing-ppe-for-wildwood-fire-department/#respond Mon, 27 Jul 2020 16:46:26 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4807 The City of Wildwood Fire Department (WFD) was recently awarded $16,461 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Grant Program, for the purchase of personal protective equipment. The AFG is one of the nation’s most competitive grant programs with only about 20% awarded each year out of approximately 12,000 applications.  The COVID-19 Supplemental Round

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The City of Wildwood Fire Department (WFD) was recently awarded $16,461 from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Grant Program, for the purchase of personal protective equipment.

The AFG is one of the nation’s most competitive grant programs with only about 20% awarded each year out of approximately 12,000 applications.  The COVID-19 Supplemental Round was enough tougher, with FEMA expecting to award only about 1,000 grants nationwide.

Although Wildwood’s year-round population is only about 5,300 people, making it the 366th smallest municipality (in terms of population) in the state out of 565 towns, the influx of visitors from Memorial Day to Labor Day swells the daily population to over 250,000, making Wildwood the 2nd most populated municipality in the entire state – second only to Newark with 277,000 residents.

While at the time of the application Cape May County had just 424 confirmed COVID cases, the WFD recognized that the summer tourist season and growth in population would bring with it an increased exposure to the virus by residents, visitors and our personnel alike.

To help make this case for funding to FEMA, the WFD turned to Triad Associates to write the successful application.

Under the AFG COVID-19 Supplemental Grant, the WFD will be purchasing goggles, respirators and filters, coveralls, and gloves to help keep personnel and the public safe during service calls.

With this award, and over the past 4 years, Triad has written successful grants for the WFD totaling more than $1.4 million for vehicle acquisition, equipment purchases, hiring firefighters and more.

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Grant Application Dates You Need to Know https://triadincorporated.com/grant-application-dates-you-need-to-know/ https://triadincorporated.com/grant-application-dates-you-need-to-know/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 14:53:42 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4802 When a grant opens up to begin receiving applications you need to act fast and act smart. Does your business or neighborhood qualify to apply for any of the grants mentioned below? If so, their applications will be opening soon and it’s time to get prepared! Contact Triad Associates to begin planning for your grant

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When a grant opens up to begin receiving applications you need to act fast and act smart. Does your business or neighborhood qualify to apply for any of the grants mentioned below? If so, their applications will be opening soon and it’s time to get prepared! Contact Triad Associates to begin planning for your grant applications.


EPA Brownfields Assessment and Clean-up Grant Program

The EPA Brownfields Program competitive round is expected to open at the end of August, with applications being due in October. Assessment awards in this grant program focus on providing funding to municipalities and other public agencies to conduct Phase 1 and Phase 2 assessments of potential and suspected brownfields sites, while the Clean-up awards are granted to help fund clean-up efforts on already-identified brownfield sites. Organizations that are considering submitting an application for this funding are encouraged to contact Triad Associates now to begin planning potential projects for submission.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
An annual program from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made available to fire departments and unaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies across the nation to obtain critically-needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Application deadline often varies from year-to-year. The maximum grant award is $3.5 million and based on the size of the community/area served by the applicant organization.

Small Cities Program
This is an annual program from the NJ Department of Community Affairs (NJ DCA) that provides funds to Small Cities-eligible communities (as determined by NJ DCA) for economic development, housing rehabilitation, community revitalization and public facilities designated to benefit people of low- and moderate-income. Applications are typically due in early to mid-September of each year, and funding ranges from $20,000 to $400,000, depending on the project. A local match is required, ranging from 10% to 50%, and is based on the applicant community’s rank on the Municipal Revitalization Index compiled by NJ DCA.

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Fox Park Refurbish https://triadincorporated.com/fox-park-refurbish/ https://triadincorporated.com/fox-park-refurbish/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:41:17 +0000 https://triadincorporated.com/?p=4660 For many, the City of Wildwood is a summer resort boasting wide, clean, free beaches (one of the few remaining in New Jersey), a busy Boardwalk filled with food, games and amusement piers, and a population of about 270,000 people on any given summer night. But when the days get shorter and cooler, the trees

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For many, the City of Wildwood is a summer resort boasting wide, clean, free beaches (one of the few remaining in New Jersey), a busy Boardwalk filled with food, games and amusement piers, and a population of about 270,000 people on any given summer night.

But when the days get shorter and cooler, the trees begin to shed their leaves and the summer visitors go back to their homes, Wildwood returns to its “normal” self – a small, quiet town of just over 5,200 year-round residents who themselves need recreational opportunities when the seasonal attractions go into hibernation.

One way that the City helps to meet that need for its residents is through creating and maintaining local parks. And one of the most-used parks in the City is Fox Park, located just across the street from the Convention Center.

Featuring a tot-lot, tennis courts, a softball field, exercise stations, and a bandshell, Fox Park has long been a gathering place for families seeking fun, individuals looking to exercise, teams looking to compete, and concertgoers looking for some great music.

Wanting to make a number of improvements to the park for the benefit of residents and visitors alike, the City of Wildwood turned to Triad Associates to write a successful application to the state’s Green Acres program for funding to refurbish the tot-lot and tennis courts, create a basketball court and install new fencing.

The Green Acres application also secured funding to reconfigure, landscape and properly light what is known as Memory Lane – an important memorial at the Atlantic Avenue entrance to the park which honors the legacies of those Wildwood residents who sacrificed their lives during World Wars I and II – all with the support of several local veterans’ organizations.

With work at Fox Park having been recently completed thanks to $550,000 in Green Acres funding, this treasured community facility is now offering a wide range of active and passive recreational opportunities for a new generation of Wildwood residents and visitors.

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A New Fire Truck For Woodbine https://triadincorporated.com/a-new-fire-truck-for-woodbine/ https://triadincorporated.com/a-new-fire-truck-for-woodbine/#respond Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:00:25 +0000 http://triadincorporated.com/?p=4608 While having a life-expectancy of 10 to 15 years is not very long in human terms, in the world of fire service that is sometimes as long as a piece of equipment can be relied on to get a job done. For the Borough of Woodbine in Cape May County, their fire department had been

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While having a life-expectancy of 10 to 15 years is not very long in human terms, in the world of fire service that is sometimes as long as a piece of equipment can be relied on to get a job done.

For the Borough of Woodbine in Cape May County, their fire department had been getting along with a pumper truck that, at 22 years old and plenty of miles on the odometer, had long outlived its usefulness.

For many communities and fire departments, FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is an option to secure funding for vehicle acquisition, but being a national program, competition is tough (by the way, Triad has an excellent track record of securing AFG awards for our clients in need of vehicles, Personal Protective Equipment and more, so keep us in mind when the AFG Program opens again in the coming weeks).

In this case, however, Woodbine turned to Triad Associates to prepare two successful applications for funds to purchase a new truck: one to the NJ Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) HUD-funded Small Cities Program which, in part, provides grants to obtain fire equipment, and one to the US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development Program. Together, these two funding sources contributed nearly $450,000 towards the purchase.

On hand recently to inspect the new truck and take a quick ride around the community were Colleen Devereux and Shatima Murphy, both NJ DCA Small Cities Program Managers.

Recently, Woodbine took delivery of their new 1,000-gallon pumper, which was built in South Dakota and driven across the country to its new home here.

And what happened to the 22-year-old truck this new one replaced? It was sold by the Borough to an Amish community in Arkansas who came and picked it up, with the proceeds of the sale put towards the purchase of the new pumper.

Congratulations to Woodbine and the Woodbine Volunteer Fire Department!

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The Gift of Giving https://triadincorporated.com/the-gift-of-giving/ https://triadincorporated.com/the-gift-of-giving/#respond Thu, 19 Dec 2019 15:28:48 +0000 http://triadincorporated.com/?p=4522 Throughout the entire year, but especially each December, Triad employees look for opportunities to help those who are in need, and this year has been no different. In addition to continuing our tradition of donating toys to children in need – this year, through Ramoth Church in Vineland, Triad learned of a local mother and her young son

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Throughout the entire year, but especially each December, Triad employees look for opportunities to help those who are in need, and this year has been no different.

In addition to continuing our tradition of donating toys to children in need – this year, through Ramoth Church in Vineland, Triad learned of a local mother and her young son who were struggling to make it through the holidays. Not only did they recently lose their home in a fire but also the son underwent open-heart surgery.  Our employees “adopted” them, providing sacks full of clothes, toys, games, and food – all to help ease their incredible burden and, hopefully, make their season a little brighter.

Triad was also pleased to again contribute to the South Jersey Economic Development Council’s annual food drive, sending several boxes to benefit the local food bank.

While “We Grow Communities” is Triad’s motto, it is also the mindset of our team. Every one of us is dedicated to doing great work both in and out of the office.

To reinforce this commitment to do good and to serve people, Triad is implementing a Corporate Social Responsibility Program in 2020 which will allow us and our employees to play an ongoing and meaningful role in communities by supporting organizations doing great, impactful work.

In the weeks ahead, we’ll be telling you more about the agencies we are supporting and their missions to improve their communities and the people they serve.

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