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The South Carolina Municipal Insurance Trust has a grant program designed to help fire departments purchase personal protective equipment. Members may apply for reimbursement of up to 50 percent of the cost of the equipment purchased, not to exceed a maximum benefit of $2,000 per member per year. The SCMIT board of trustees allocated $80,000 for the 2016 year.

The 2017 grant application will be available by February 15.