Rep. Leonard Lance (NJ-07) on Friday, March 19 will host a special federal grants workshop for Seventh Congressional District first responders at Raritan Valley Community College.

Specifically, Lance has invited officials with the U.S Dept. of Homeland Security to participate in the grant workshop to discuss a federal grant program that is available to Seventh Congressional District firefighters and safety squads to purchase much needed safety equipment for their departments. During the event, representatives from Lance's office and DHS officials will discuss the federal fire grants program, deadlines for grant applications and answer questions.

"The federal fire grants program is important to New Jersey first responders who work day and night keeping our communities safe and secure," Lance said. "It's my hope that this work shop will help Seventh District first responders get the answers they need to apply for these important federal funds."

Lance's first responders grant workshop will take place from 6-8 p.m., Friday, March 19 at Raritan Valley Community College (Conference Center) in North Branch.

The workshop is free, but registration is requested. To register or for additional information, call Brad Myhre in Lance's office at 908-788-6900.