11 NCAC 05A .0604          OTHER GRANT CRITERIA

In addition to criteria in G.S. 58-87-1, in awarding grants the Commissioner of Insurance shall consider the following criteria in relation to each fire department:

(1)           number of paid personnel;

(2)           personnel salary paid by the unit or the city or county;

(3)           number and age of vehicles;

(4)           county population density;

(5)           county per capita income;

(6)           source of fire department funding, including the following funding sources for the last fiscal year:

(a)           city or county funding;

(b)           fire tax;

(c)           sales tax;

(d)           contracted services;

(e)           revenue from EMS billing;

(f)            fund raising;

(g)           donations; and

(h)           revenue from non-OSFM grants.

(7)           cash balance as of the beginning of current fiscal year;

(8)           protective equipment requested;

(9)           miscellaneous equipment requested;

(10)         vehicles requested;

(11)         capital improvements requested; and

(12)         current fire insurance rating.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 58-2-40(1); 58-87-1;

Eff. February 1, 1993;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2017.