Adams County’s emergency management office will seek nearly $1 million in grants in the coming year to benefit the Mississippi county’s fire coverage.
If all of the grants were awarded, the county would have to put up less than a tenth of that in match funds.
The Adams County Board of Supervisors gave permission to Emergency Management Director Stan Owens to seek the grants from federal sources, which would pay for personal protective gear, communications equipment and new fire trucks.
The grants would be applied for each individual fire department, and Owens tells The Natchez Democrat he plans to apply for a $400,000 grant to purchase a new industrial pumper truck for the Kingston Fire Department.
The grant would require a 5-percent match, $20,000.
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