Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program application period now open
Applications due by Dec. 6, 2013
Nov. 4, 2013 – FEMA has begun accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) grant program.
The application period will close on Friday, Dec. 6, 2013, at 4 p.m. Central time.
The FY 2013 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (Public Law 113 - 6) provides $320,920,083 for the AFG Program, less 10 percent of that funding set aside for the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grant program, and authorizes the department to help fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency management service organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. The AFG program seeks to support organizations that lack the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards.
Grant guidance for this program is available at www.grants.gov, and at www.fema.gov/firegrants (scroll down to see materials under the "Breaking News" section). The “Get ready Guide”, available here (PDF), may also be useful for potential applicants and is provided to answer questions and to help prepare grant applications.
For additional information, please visit FEMA's website.