US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
02/12/21 5:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and territories fire departments, nonprofit or public EMS organizations, and academies to improve the safety of firefighters. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations well in advance of the deadline. Funding is intended to support equipment purchases and training.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is one of three grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The AFG Program accomplishes this by providing financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment. The AFG Program represents one part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the AFG Program supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.
In awarding grants, the FEMA Administrator is required to consider the following:
The objectives of the AFG Program are to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
The AFG Program has three activities:
GrantWatch ID#: 148687
Projected number of Awards: 2,000
Period of Performance: Twenty-four months from the date of award.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): May 1, 2021
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): April 30, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application Access Portal: https://go.fema.gov/login?redirect=%2F
If applicants experience technical issues, they must notify the FEMA GO Helpdesk as soon as possible. The FEMA GO Helpdesk can be reached at (877) 585-3242 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. The FEMA GO Helpdesk is open Monday through Friday, 8: a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.
The AFG Help Desk can be contacted at (866) 274-0960 or by email at FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov.
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