FireCompanies.com is pleased to announce a partnership with MYC Development Services (firefighter owned and operated) to assist fire departments in securing grant funding for not only website administration costs, but also for other critical department needs. Departments referred through the FireCompanies.com website will receive a free consultation.
MYC Development provides the following services:
CONSULTATION SERVICES -During the initial consultation MYC will assess your department’s needs and readiness to pursue grants; MYC will also provide feedback on what it will require for your department to move forward.
GRANT RESEARCH -Through this service, MYC will identify funding sources for your department; these sources will be appropriate for the capacity of your department. Also, as a part of this service, MYC will prepare a one page funding strategy to assist your department in pursuing the most appropriate and beneficial funding opportunities.
GRANT WRITING - For organizations that are ready, MYC will assist in pursuing grant funding. This includes writing concept papers, as well as applying for Federal, State, and Foundation funding. A concept paper is a 3-5 page document that provides a foundation for writing grants. It is a great fundraising tool, often used to seek funding from corporate and individual donors.
GRANT REVIEWS - If your department elects to write your own grant, then MYC will gladly provide services as a Grant Reviewer. This service includes reviewing your grant against the funding announcement specifications, and providing your department with a written recommendation for improvements.
GRANTS MANAGEMENT - Seeing the results of your grant-making program can be one of the most rewarding aspects of operating your organization, but it can also be one of the most time consuming. While many people think the hardest part about receiving grant funds is the application process, the truth is managing the funds and implementing the activities is even more difficult. That is why MYC offers comprehensive grant management services to organizations that have been awarded grant funds.
TRAINING - Through this service MYC will develop trainings tailored to your department's needs. Trainings include Grant Writing 101, Marketing 101, and Volunteer Recruitment & Retention.