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Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) COVID-19 Supplemental Funding Cycle

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.044
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Nov 13, 2020



The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

This supplemental funding round focuses on Personal Protective Equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Funds may be used for:

  • Operations and safety activities such as:
    • Training
    • Equipment
    • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
    • Wellness and fitness programs
    • Modifications to facilities
  • Vehicle acquisition
  • Joint/regional interoperability projects

Funding priorities are described in detail in Appendix B, Section F of the application instructions.


Eligible applicants are:

  • Fire departments
  • Nonaffiliated EMS organizations
  • State Fire Training Academies

Applicants do not need to be current awardees to apply for supplemental funding.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Total Funding Available: $100,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1,000

A cost share of up to 15% is required based on the population of the jurisdiction served.

Application process

Links to application instructions and application assistance tools are available on the program website, the Federal Register, and

Submit the application through the FEMA Grant portal.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Emergency preparedness and response · Health workforce education and training · Networking and collaboration · Public health · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.