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Public Entity Safety Initiative Grant

Developed by NYS Public Entities Safety Group 497's Executive Committee to help achieve safer workplaces, the Public Entity Safety Initiative Grant aims to provide funding for an unmandated safety initiative. The grant of up to $5,000 is intended to be used towards safety equipment or training that the 497 member organization could otherwise not afford.

Grant Requirements

  • Applicant must be a current NYS Public Entities Safety Group 497 member – all members are encouraged to apply!
  • Must submit all required documentation by February 1st

What Documentation Should be Submitted?

  • Cover page that can be downloaded here
  • Letter of Intent that includes:
    • Explanation of need – what will the grant be used for (i.e., safety training or equipment)?
    • Who will be benefiting from the equipment?
    • Outline of cost of proposed training/equipment


For any questions regarding this grant, please contact: or 800.833.8822, ext. 6982