The Osage Nation awarded its 2014 Targeted Services Support Grants Sept. 30 at the Pawhuska Business Center, in Pawhuska.
A total of $275,000 was appropriated by the ON Congress for distribution to Rural Volunteer Fire Departments, Volunteer Fire Departments in communities with less than 1,500 residents; Emergency Medical Service providers, and organizations offering emergency training such as First Aid-CPR-AED, within the boundaries of Osage County.
The grants are to provide supplemental funding for general purpose equipment and supplies with a maximum award of $10,000. The Osage Nation Strategic Planning and Grants Management Department received 33 applications with funding requests totaling $291,768. Out of the applications received, 31 entities were funded $266,749. The remaining $8,251 was set aside to cover administrative expenses, per stipulations of the legislation.
The grant award recipients for the 2014 Targeted Services Support Grant are:
Hominy Fire Department
Barnsdall Rural Fire
Hominy Ranchers Rural Fire Inc.
Burbank Volunteer Fire Department
Lostman Creek Rural Fire Department
Bar C Fire Department
Rock Fire Department
Avant Volunteer Fire Department
Denoya Rural Fire
Wamsley Creek Rural Fire Company
McCord Community VFD
Osage Volunteer Fire Department
Elm Creek Rural Fire Company
Osage Hills Rural Firefighters Association Inc.
Blackdog Fire Association
Fairfax Volunteers Fire Department
Big Bend Volunteer Fire Department
Frankfort Rural Fire Company
Prue Volunteer Fire Department
Green Country Volunteer Fire Department
Pershing Rural Fire Department
Grayhorse Indian Village VFD
Hulah Volunteer Fire Department Inc.
City of Pawhuska Fire Department
City of Pawhuska EMS
Pawhuska Hospital, Inc.
McCord Public School
Sarge Creek Rural Volunteer Fire Department Hominy Community Medical Trust
Country Corner EMS
Wynona Volunteer Fire Department