Osage Nation Awards 2014 Targeted Services Support Grants

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The Osage Nation awarded the 2014 Targeted Services Support Grant, Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at the Pawhuska Business Center, in Pawhuska, OK, to grant recipients who were in attendance.

Osage Nation Congress enacted legislation (ONCA 13-72) in April 2014, which appropriated a total of $275,000 for distribution to Rural Volunteer Fire Departments, Volunteer Fire Departments in communities with less than 1500 persons, Emergency Medical Service providers, and organizations offering emergency training such as First Aid-CPR-AED, within the boundaries of Osage County. The purpose of this grant is to provide supplemental funding for general purpose equipment and supplies, with a maximum award amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) per entity. The Osage Nation Strategic Planning and Project Management Department, which administers the grant, received 33 applications with funding request totaling $291,768. Out of the applications received, 31 entities were funded totaling $266,749. The remaining $8,251 was set aside according to legislation to cover administrative expenses.

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 Department 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 Volunteer Fire Department
Big Bend Volunteer Fire Department Frankfort Rural Fire Company
Prue Volunteer Fire Department Green Country Volunteer Fire Department
Pershing Rural Fire Department Gray Horse 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

Steve Pitts, Rural Fire Coordinator for INCOG expressed appreciation on behalf of all the recipients present to the Osage Nation for the grant funds to purchase needed equipment.