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Grant and Awards Program

IRMA’s grant program incentivizes municipal investment in risk management and safety. All grant programs are targeted at reducing or preventing workplace injuries and accidents, as well as liability exposures. Members are encouraged to participate, as the awards offset the costs of the necessary purchase of equipment or services to mitigate risk which benefits the entirety of the pool. The grant program complements existing training and risk management programs offered by IRMA.

All grants are reimbursement based and require submission of an application with supporting documentation for remittance. Each grant program has a maximum award per application. The grant program is only for purchases the member makes within the IRMA calendar budget year, unless otherwise indicated.

  • Eligibility: Grant recipients must be a current IRMA Member and in good standing
  • Application Period: January 1st through November 15th
  • Grant Remittance: April 1st through December 31st  
  • Award Priority: First-come, first-serve basis based on date of application receipt. Prioritization will be given to member departments that have not previously received an award. Applications addressing significant risk management concerns may also be prioritized. ​ 
To learn about the terms, conditions, and other grant administration regulations that apply to this program, please review the IRMA Grant Administration Policy or contact Jen Swahlstedt at

Described below is a summary of each grant program offered through IRMA.

Accreditation Programs Body Camera & Video Storage Grant Program Cyber Security Grant Program Facility Equipment & Safety Grant Program Fire Equipment Grant Program Fleet Safety Training & Equipment Grant Program Health and Wellness Grant Programs IRMA Training Subsidy Program Lexipol Policy Manual Development Program Lift Assist Equipment Program Noise Assessment Survey Program Pursuit Mitigation Grant Program RTF Ballistic Equipment & Training Grant Program Traffic Control & Work Zone Safety Equipment Program