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GRANTS

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 Subcommittee awards a limited number of scholarship grants to qualified applicants. Scholarship grants may include seminar tuition, lodging, and banquet registration at no cost to the recipient or their agency.  Grant applications are now being accepted for the 2024 FIFEC Conference.  

The Grant Application is to be completed online via the Portal before the deadline of 04/15/24.   Applicants who are presenting a course or are in some other way actively participating in the FIFEC Conference will be given priority consideration by the Grant Subcommittee. Any and all special needs or requests by a grant applicant must be incorporated into their grant application and/or submitted in writing to the Grant Subcommittee members in order to be considered. 

 

Each application shall be reviewed and evaluated and the grants shall be awarded at the sole discretion of the FIFEC Grant Subcommittee. Selected approved grant recipients will be notified within a week after the Grant Portal closes, and provided with a password so that they can register for classes through our online Registration portal.

 

Grant recipients will be expected to assist the FIFEC Conference Operations Subcommittee in proctoring classes.  The Operations Subcommittee’s goal is to have a minimum of two proctors for each class. Your generous help in proctoring classes may include one or more of the following tasks:

1. Stamping attendees in and out of classes for CEU credits 
2. Reading the housekeeping announcements at the start of the class
3. Monitoring classroom attendees to ensure that attendees seeking CEU credits are in class a minimum of 100 minutes
4. Remind/Signal speakers when they have 5 minutes of class time remaining

5. Monitoring the doors at the evening networking event for one hour along with a FIFEC Board Member to ensure that all attendees have their FIFEC badges

 

The assistance of Grant/Scholarship recipients is NECESSARY AND VERY VALUABLE to the success of the conference. FIFEC and the Operations Subcommittee appreciate each recipient’s time and assistance.

​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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