Assistance to Firefighters Grant (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
Nov 18, 2016
Contact

AFG Program Help Desk
866.274.0960
firegrants@fema.dhs.gov

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 and nonaffiliated EMS organizations operating in any of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any federally-recognized Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization
  • Any State Fire Training Academy operating in any of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the US Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award Ceiling: $3,450,000
Total Funding Available: $310,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2,500

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

Application process

Program guidance and application assistance tools are available on the program website.

The AFG eGrants application system is only accessible through the AFG Application Portal using the Internet Explorer browser (IE 6 or higher).

Each FEMA region has specialists who can provide assistance to applicants. Regional contacts may be found on the AFG contact information page.

Application workshop schedules can be found on the program website.

Tagged as
Capital funding · Emergency medical services · Emergency preparedness and response · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention



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