A local fire department is seeking a federal grant to help acquire a new $1.2 million fire truck.
As required through the grant program, Long Hill Township would provide $60,000 in matching funds to make the purchase possible.
The Long Hill Township Committee, at its Wednesday, Jan. 13 meeting, approved a resolution that authorizes the Millington Volunteer Fire Company to apply for $1,140,000 in federal funding assistance.
Those federal funds would come by way of an Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
“Millington Volunteer Fire Company would like to submit a grant application to the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant to purchase an aerial apparatus,” according to the resolution.
The “estimated cost of this apparatus is $1,200,000 with a required minimum of not less than 5 percent cash match by the township.”
The $60,000 cash match would be provided through the Capital Improvement Fund.
The Jan. 13 action by the Township Committee marked the second straight meeting its members approved a federal grant request to improve Long Hill’s fire service.
The Long Hill Township Fire Department has previously used federal grant funds to purchase SCBA equipment and a fire truck.
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