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Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.044
Sponsors
Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Deadlines
Feb 12, 2021
Contact
Purpose

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.

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
Eligibility

Eligible applicants are:

  • Fire departments
  • Nonaffiliated EMS organizations
  • State Fire Training Academies
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $3,550,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2,000
Total Funding Available: $319,500,000

No more than 2% of the total program funding will be awarded to nonaffiliated EMS organizations.

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 and on grants.gov.

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



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