November is the time when applications for many state and federal grant options come due, and Kingston officials have eyes on a couple of big ones this year.
One of them is the so-called Safer grant, a FEMA grant for local fire departments. According to Kingston Mayor Troy Beets, Safer grants vary in size, according to the needs of the department. “You apply for whatever you need — equipment, personnel, whatever — and then you make your case for that need,” Beets said. “You really have to sell yourself, and your needs to become eligible.”