The Pool believes that the best loss is the one that never happens. For over a decade we have provided grants and scholarships to help members with safety equipment, driver training, MVR’s and educational scholarships.. Please see our selection below and watch your email throughout the year for application information regarding these loss mitigating opportunities.

Grant or Scholarship​

​​Important Dates

Safety Partners Grant

This grant will help our members purchase employee safety devices, equipment and safety education/training that might be cost prohibitive or at least burdensome, even when the city or agency recognizes this need. The Pool will reimburse up to 50% of the cost of the approved items(s) within a maximum limit.



James L. Richardson Driver Safety Grant
This grant program offers financial assistance to Pool members with Automobile Liability coverage who may be eligible to apply for this 50/50 matching grant program.  This grant program offers financial assistance to Pool members to address training needs and safety concerns for employees that operate city / agency vehicles.  Examples of items that qualify to be purchased through this grant are:
·         Instructor led training
·         DVD training
·         Back up camera and alarms
·         GPS tracking systems
·         Alert systems to administrators (such as vehicle black box technology)
·         Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks
Please note that MVR checks will be reimbursed at 100%, up to your entity’s eligibility amount.



Property Conservation Grant​

This grant is for property loss prevention/control items. Examples include but are not limited to: lightning attenuation (lightning protection) systems, security fencing, infrared thermography, sprinkler head protective cages, security cameras or security lighting. Grant funds may also be used for recommended loss prevention/control items identified by The Pool’s property conservation loss control surveys, transformer oil and gas testing recommendations to electric utilities generated by a transformer oil or gas analysis (TOGA) program, and/or deficiencies or maintenance recommendations generated by infrared thermography inspections.



"Excellence in Risk Management" PRIMA Institute Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to qualified individuals to attend the PRIMA Institute Education Program. PRIMA Institute is a five (5) day comprehensive risk management foundations program designed for both new and experienced risk managers.



"Excellence in Risk Management" TnPRIMA Conference Scholarship
This scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to qualified individuals to attend the Tennessee Public Risk Management Association (TnPRIMA) Conference. Special consideration will be given to individuals who:
  • are first time attendees;
  • are the only representative being sent by their employer to the TnPRIMA conference;
  • provide risk management services for their organization as a whole;
spend a reasonable portion of their daily activities devoted to risk management or some related element of risk management



"Excellence in Risk Management" PRIMA Conference Scholarship

PRIMA hosts an annual conference for public risk employees. The goal of this scholarship to PRIMA is to promote professional public risk management by providing greater educational opportunities, training, and peer networking opportunities to risk managers, safety directors, and other public employees who have risk management responsibilities.