The HB 3667 Grant program provides reimbursement grants for Texas firefighters to obtain workers compensation, death and disability insurance from private insurance companies. Each year more than 400 fire departments and 11,000 firefighters take advantage of the grant offering.
Any chartered, non-profit volunteer or part-paid/volunteer fire department is eligible, provided the number of paid members is 20 or less. Any combination of compensation insurance for firefighters (workers' compensation, death, and/or disability insurance) is eligible & the program will reimburse 100% of the actual cost of eligible insurance coverage, up to a maximum of $155.00 per fire department member covered in the calendar year 2017. The insurance coverage must include a workers' compensation or similar benefit, and a death benefit.
If your department needs reimbursement for Workers' Compensation or Death & Disability Insurance, we highly encourage you to take advantage of this grant. You can apply by clicking the link below.
APPLY FOR GRANT
2018 Emergency Responder Health & Wellness Grant
For the 5th consecutive year, VFIS of Texas and Texas Mutual Insurance Company are sponsoring a need-based Health & Wellness Grant program for fire departments and non-profit EMS organizations in Texas. VFIS of Texas and Texas Mutual have donated $180,000 towards this grant which was presented at the annual SFFMA Annual Conference and Convention in San Marcos in June.
Grants up to $5,000 will be awarded based on financial need and are intended to encourage participation in a health & wellness program to prevent emergency responder deaths and injuries. Departments will need to apply for the grant, expend the funds and then send in copies of receipts in order to receive the grant funds.
** Grant deadline is December 31, 2017 **
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