Enjoy a day of golfing with refreshments and lunch on the course, followed by a steak dinner, all while benefitting local scholars during the 28th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing Thursday, June 7, 2018 at the Links of Novi.

This year, at least $5,000 in scholarships will be awarded on behalf of the fund for continued education. Since the GOLF3123fund's establishment, over $115,000 in scholarships have been awarded.

Reservations are accepted on first-come first-serve basis for the 18-hole outing with golf carts provided. The cost is $110 for individuals or $440 for a foursome. Thank you to our continued sponsors, who help make this event a success every year. Those wishing to sponsor a hole may do so for $250 by completing the sponsorship form.

Gifts and prizes worth over $4,000 will be given out. Prize donations are welcomed and all donations are tax deductible.

Click here for more information and to print registration and sponsorship form, which are due by May 21, 2018.

Proceeds from the golf outing are used for the direct funding of the Michigan Association of Police (MAP), Michigan Association of Fire Fighters (MAFF) and Michigan Association of Public Employees (MAPE) Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Fund. The fund was established in honor of Carl Parsell, a pioneer of the law enforcement union movement, who passed away in October 1990.

For more information, contact the MAFF office at (248) 509-7160.

All Local Executive Board Members and Local Stewards are encouraged to attend Grievance Seminars being held on Fridays at the MAFF Office. The Seminars will provide valuable information on key grievance issues.

The Seminar on April 20, 2018 will focus on contract interpretation. Discipline will be discussed at the Seminar on May 18. Each Seminar begins at 10 a.m. and lunch will be served. Details can be found on the website Calendar.

These Seminars are limited to 12 persons on a first-come basis. Please contact Julie Palmquist at (248) 509-7160, ext. 231 as soon as possible to make reservations.

Thank you and good luck to all who applied for the 2018 Carl Parsell Scholarship. Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018-19 school year.

In March and April, the Scholarship Selection Committee begins the selection process which is completed in May. Scholarship recipients will be notified of their status by the end of May 2018. Carl Parsell Scholarship winners will be formally recognized during the 28th Annual Carl Parsell Memorial Golf Outing on June 7, 2018.

Carl Parsell Scholarships may be used to cover a portion of educational expenses, including tuition, living expenses, and other required fees during the 2018-19 school year. Scholars may use the award to attend any United States accredited university, college, community college, junior college, two or four-year accredited degree-granting institution, or vocational training institution that grants a certification or license. Scholarship candidates must have completed a high school education or its equivalent, on or prior to June 30, 2018.

To date, $115,500 has been awarded in scholarship funds. Funds derived from The Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing determine the number of scholarships to be awarded annually. The maximum award available per student is $2,500. In July and August, The Carl Parsell Scholarship Fund mails Scholarship checks to each Scholar’s college or university.

Mark your calendars! This year's Carl Parsell Memorial Scholarship Golf Outing has been set for Thursday, June 7, 2018 at Links of Novi.

Please check back for registration and more information in April.

The application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program opens Monday, Feb. 12, 2018 at 8 a.m. Eastern Time (ET) and will close Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5 p.m. ET.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY 2017 FP&S Program was made available Monday, Jan. 24, 2018. Pub. L. No. 115-31 includes $34,500,000 for fire prevention and firefighters health and safety activities under the FY 2017 FP&S Grant Program.

Click here for FP&S grant application assistance tools and further information. The NOFO and technical assistance documents for this program are available at www.grants.gov, and www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants. For more information, call 1-866-274-0960 or email questions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information, please visit www.fema.gov/firegrants or for congressional inquiries only, contact Chris Rizzuto at (202) 786-9450, Laura Cirillo Edwards at (202) 212-3041, or Kennedi Greenwood at (202) 447-5848.