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NOTE: Until July 31, 2020, PACIF members can save money on – and apply for a grant toward the remaining cost of – KnowBe4 training to help employees learn the signs of email fraud and other cybersecurity risks.  Learn more right away!


The PACIF Grant Program provides up to 50% reimbursement funding for certain equipment, facility improvements, and related items that have the primary benefit of reducing the potential for workers’ compensation, property, auto, or liability insurance claims. Award limits range from $500 to $5,000 depending on the member’s annual PACIF contribution amount.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis from January 1 through October 31. Members are encouraged to apply early, as funds are limited and may be expended before the end of October. Please review all of the program requirements carefully. You will find detailed guidelines and application forms in our PACIF Grants resource.


John Lawe Scholarships honor John Lawe of Norwich and his 30 years of service as a PACIF Director. Awards reimburse current PACIF members for hosting or sending their employees to safety workshops, risk management seminars, and other training programs related to public entity risk management and/or safety. Scholarships are available for individual attendees or for group trainings. Each municipality is limited to $2,500 in scholarship awards annually.

Applications are accepted and scholarships are awarded throughout the year for both group and individual trainings, for as long as funds remain available. Please review all program requirements carefully. Program guidelines and the current application can be found in our John Lawe Scholarships resource.


PACIF First Responder Mental Wellness Scholarships are offered in a pilot program for 2020. Recognizing the mental wellness challenges faced by first responders, the PACIF Board of Directors has authorized $50,000 for a new type of scholarship that supports first responder mental wellness. This funding is for training, support, or clinical services that focus on preventing and/or reducing post-traumatic stress, and is available for use by individual employees, the PACIF member as a whole, or groups of members who combine scholarships in support of regional initiatives. Through this pilot program, PACIF hopes to learn what types of service are most desired by members, gain insight into which services are most efficacious, and better understand the costs associated with delivering those services.  These scholarships reimburse 100% of costs for up to $2,000 per member, depending on the nature of services proposed in the application.

Applications are accepted and considered on a rolling basis for as long as funds remain available and no later than September 30, 2020. Please review all requirements carefully. The guidelines and application form can be found in our First Responder Mental Wellness Scholarships resource.


If you have questions about any of these funding programs, please feel free to call Loss Control Services at 800-649-7915 or email losscontrol@vlct.org.

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