"Strength of body & mind"

The Michael Zemanek 

Memorial Foundation, Inc.

MZMF Vermont Law Enforcement Officer Annual Grant Program


The Michael Zemanek Memorial Foundation, Inc. (MZMF) is undertaking a pilot program to assist sworn Vermont Law Enforcement Officers and their Departments.  The MZMF is piloting an Annual Grant Program to offer funding to a Department in need of training or equipment which will enhance the safety of their members which will in turn, enable the Department to better serve the community in which they work.  Each year applications will be accepted from across the State of Vermont from sworn Law Enforcement Officers with the endorsement of their Department Head.  Applications will be accepted from January 1st - September 31st.  Upon review and consideration of each application, the MZMF will annually grant one award to a Vermont Law Enforcement Department in need of training or equipment for their members on or about December 6th.

Please click MZMF Annual Grant Application and download the MZMF Annual Grant Application:  


All applications should be mailed to:

Michael Zemanek Memorial Foundation, Inc. 
P.O. Box #224, Barre, Vermont   05641




​​FOR YOUR INFORMATION


PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS' DEATH BENEFITS Pub. L. No. 90-351, Title I, Part L
[42 U.S.C. Chapter 46, Subchapter XII]


FORM MUST BE COMPLETED AND FILED WITH AGENCY HEAD PRIOR TO DEATH

 

​KEY POINTS

  • The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program serves the broader public safety community—law enforcement, firefighter, and other first responder survivors and disabled public safety officers.
  • PSOB provides no-cost support to public safety agencies including training and technical assistance in responding to line-of-duty deaths.
  • PSOB is implemented by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance, an agency dedicated to supporting state and local public safety agency needs and committed to serving these agencies and their families, while respecting and honoring their sacrifices.
  • Tools and checklists are available to assist agencies and survivors with required documents and ensuring timely claim review and decision.
  • The Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefit Act, and later the Dale Long PSOB Improvements Act of 2012, expanded program coverage to include certain heart attacks, strokes, and vascular ruptures.


For more information, click here:   
​​https://www.psob.gov

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If you are a sworn Vermont Law Enforcement Officer and you are in need of assistance from our foundation or if you know of a sworn Vermont Law Enforcement Officer who is in need, please contact us at:

Michael Zemanek Memorial Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box #224

Barre, VT 05641

802-505-9151


mzmf2014@gmail.com