The PACIF Equipment Grant Program reimburses current members for buying equipment that will directly reduce the potential for future workers’ compensation, property, or casualty/liability insurance claims. Certain equipment is eligible, and each grant matches the member’s investment dollar for dollar up to a maximum grant of $5,000. Interested members must first submit an application which defines the desired equipment, explains its intended purpose, and includes specific quotes from vendors. The Awards Committee will evaluate applications and send a letter of notification to each applicant. We encourage smaller members to pool funds and share equipment.
Items bought with past grants include hydraulic lifting tailgates, power cots (stretchers), trench boxes, sewer cameras, centrally monitored building security systems, worksite traffic sign packages, portable traffic light systems, and durable personal protective equipment such as turnout gear and chain saw chaps. Eligible items have in common the fact that they are expensive and likely to significantly reduce the risk of damage to people or property. The 4-page PACIF Equipment Grant Guidelines explains more fully what equipment is and is not eligible.
Applications are accepted twice a year: from January through April for grants awarded in May, and again from May through August for grants awarded in September. Because each member may receive only one grant per calendar year, requests from multiple departments must be combined and submitted as a single application.
If you have questions, please feel free to call either Loss Control Services or Member Relations at 800-649-7915.