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Fire, Ambulance and Services Truck (FAST) Fund

Fund Name:
Fire, Ambulance and Service Truck Fund


The Fire, Ambulance, & Service Truck (FAST) Fund provides funds for eligible vehicles to provide emergency response and special services to rural communities.

Eligible Applicants:

Eligible applicants are non-entitlement general purpose units of local government including cities and counties that are not participating or designated as eligible to participate in the entitlement portion of the federal Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG). Non-entitlement cities that are not participating in urban county programs through existing participation agreements are eligible applicants (unless the city’s population is counted towards the urban county CDBG allocation).

Non-entitlement cities are located predominately in rural areas and are cities with populations less than 50,000 thousand persons; cities that are not designated as a central city of a metropolitan statistical area; and cites that are not participating in urban county programs. Non-entitlement counties are also predominately rural in nature and are counties that generally have fewer than 200,000 persons in the non-entitlement cities and unincorporated areas located in the county.

Award Amounts:

Application Minimum:
Single Jurisdiction: $50,000
Multi-jurisdiction: $50,000

Application Maximum:
Single Jurisdiction: $750,000
Multi-jurisdiction: $750,000

Match Requirement:

Application Deadline:
TDA accepted the current round of FAST applications on July 29, 2022.  Future opportunities to apply depend on funding availability.  TDA will consider opening the application opportunity for FAST as early as summer 2024; however, this date subject to change based on funding and staffing resources.

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