Diane Matsumoto

Diane Matsumoto’s fire service career spanned just short of 20 years, serving in volunteer, federal and municipal departments. She worked her way from firefighter to engineer to captain and during her final year of service was requested by the fire chief to explore grant opportunities. Diane has written more than twenty FEMA SAFER and AFG grants with awards totaling over $14 million for fire departments from Southern California to Washington State. She has prepared successful grant applications for volunteer, combination, and full-time career fire departments.

Sessions by Diane Matsumoto

08:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Grant Writing (8 hours)

Instructors:  Diane Matsumoto and Greg Wilson
This workshop will explain the grant writing process in detail with the goal of helping the participants draft a highly competitive application.  Preparation, resources, drafting a compelling narrative and after-submission tasks are all necessary for success.  We will discuss different types of grant funding with an emphasis on FEMA AFG and SAFER opportunities.  A recently approved grant will be used to give page-by-page explanations and tips on the application process.