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GRANTS

FIFEC offers a limited number of conference grants available to law enforcement, firefighters, government investigators, prosecutors who are engaged in the fight against insurance fraud.  Grant applications are now being accepted.  

The Grant Application is to be completed online via the Portal before the deadline of 04/15/23.  Selected approved Grant Recipients will be notified within a week after the Grant Portal closes with a password so that you can then register for classes through our online Registration portal.  

FIFEC is a not for profit educational entity whose mission is to provide high quality educational training opportunities at the lowest cost possible, to law enforcement, firefighters, government investigators, prosecutors and insurance professionals who are engaged in the fight against insurance fraud. In support of FIFEC’s mission, each year the FIFEC Grant/Scholarship Sub-Committee is tasked with awarding as many grants and scholarships to qualified applicants as are economically feasible. Grants and Scholarships may include seminar tuition, lodging, and banquet registration at no cost to the recipient or their agency.  

Recipients will be expected to assist the FIFEC Conference Operations Sub-Committee in proctoring classes.  Your generous help in proctoring classes may include one or more of the following tasks:

1. Stamping attendees in and out for CEU credits 
2. Introducing class speakers 
3. Reading and making all housekeeping announcements 
4. Monitoring classroom attendees to ensure that adjuster/attendees seeking CEU credits are in class a minimum of 100 minutes
5. Distributing and collecting evaluation forms
6. Remind/Signal speakers when they have 5 minutes of class time left

7. Monitoring door at Networking Event for one hour with a FIFEC Board Member to ensure all attendees have their Badge

 

The Operations Sub-Committee’s goal is to have a minimum of two proctors for each class. The assistance of Grant/Scholarship recipients is NECESSARY AND VERY VALUABLE to the success of the conference. FIFEC and the Operations Sub-Committee are very appreciative of each recipient’s time and assistance.

Applicants who are teaching, instructing, or are in some other way actively participating in the FIFEC Conference will be given priority consideration by the Grant Sub-Committee. Grant/Scholarships shall be awarded following the review and evaluation of each application and will be awarded at the sole discretion of the FIFEC Grant Sub-Committee. 

Any and all special needs or requests by a grant/scholarship applicant must be incorporated into their grant application package and/or must be made in writing and directed to the Grant/Scholarship Sub-Committee members in order to be considered.

In applying for a FIFEC Grant/Scholarship and signing the application, you agree to forever hold harmless and fully indemnify FIFEC from any and all liability whatsoever while attending and/or participating in the FIFEC Educational Conference and activities. 

Please acknowledge that you have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the aforementioned policy and requirements.  

FIFEC operates in accordance with provisions of Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and with all applicable State laws. FIFEC does not discriminate against anyone on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, religious belief, gender, sexual orientation or disability.  FIFEC is also committed to complying with all application provisions of the Americans Disability Act (“ADA”) and every reasonable effort is made to accommodate special needs when advised that a need exists.

committee contacts

CHAIR

Kathryn Columbia

AssuranceAmerica

321-467-8848 

kcolumbia@aainsco.com

VICE-CHAIR

Edward Lopez

Mercury Insurance

305-968-9574 Office

exlopez@mercuryinsurance.com

LEO GRANT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Nancy Jensen

Farmers Insurance Company

305-205-6556

nancy.jensen1@farmersinsurance.com

LEO GRANT COMMITTEE MEMBER

Master Trooper Christopher Wells
Florida Highway Patrol
813-558-1836
ChristopherWells@flhsmv.gov

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