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Grant opportunity: Assistance to firefighters


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fiscal Year 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is open as of Monday, December 7, 2015 at 8:00 am eastern time. The application period for the FY 2015 AFG Program closes on January 15, 2016 at 5:00 pm eastern time. Please click here to download the notice.

The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, (Pub. L. 113-76) provides $306,000,000 in AFG Program funding to assist fire departments and nonaffiliated ambulance and emergency medical service organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response needs.  The AFG Program enables these organizations to obtain the tools and resources necessary to more effectively protect the health and safety of the public and emergency response personnel.

Additional information concerning eligibility can be found in the attached fact sheet.

Grant guidance for this program will be available at www.grants.gov, and at https://www.fema.gov/firegrants.  Further, the “Get Ready Guide”, available at http://www.fema.gov/pdf/firegrants/Get_Ready_Guide.pdf , may also be useful for potential applicants and is provided to answer questions and to help prepare grant applications.

Contact Information: For fire departments / applicants requiring assistance please visit www.fema.gov/grants, or contact the AFG Help Desk at firegrants@fema.gov or 1.866.274.0960.

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