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Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant (FEEEG) Program (Ohio)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation


    BWC uses the Firefighter Exposure to Environmental Elements Grant (FEEEG) Program to partner with Ohio employers to minimize exposure to dangerous environmental elements. The program is available to eligible Ohio employers who wish to purchase the following qualified/allowed items for optimal protection against these exposures.

    • Diesel exhaust systems (local source (tailpipe) capture; not general dilution/filtration ventilation)
    • Extractors/washing machines for turn-out gear
    • Hoods with barrier protection
    • Washable gloves (structural firefighter glove or one that meets the requirements of NFPA 1971)

    History of Funding

    None is available.

    Additional Information

    Any information provided in FEEEG materials must match the information provided under your agency's Bureau of Worker's Compensation (BWC) policy. If the BWC policy information is outdated, the applicant agency must update it to receive grant funds.


    BWC Staff

    BWC Staff
    30 W. Spring St.
    Columbus, OH 43215-2256

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Ohio firefighter employers. To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria at the time of application:

    1. Be a state-fund private or public employer taxing district firefighter employer;
    2. Have active Ohio workers' compensation coverage, and maintain continuous active coverage while participating in the program;
    3. Not have more than 40 days of cumulative lapses in workers' compensation coverage within the prior 12 months;
    4. Be current with respect to all payments due BWC as defined in rule 4123-17-14;
    5. Have been in existence for at least two years;
    6. Have reported payroll for at least one full policy year;
    7. Timely report actual payroll for the preceding policy year and pay any premium due upon reconciliation of estimated premium and actual premium. We'll deem an employer to have met this requirement if we receive the payroll true-up report and any associated premium before the expiration of any grace period. See the Payroll True-Up policy for additional information.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are accepted throughout the year. Applications were to be submitted by March, 31, 2020 to be considered for fiscal year 2020.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary. Eligible employers with reported payroll less than $500,000 may apply for up to $15,000, without a match. Eligible employers with reported payroll of $500,000 or more may apply for up to $15,000, at a 5-to-1 match.

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