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Grants to USA Nonprofits, Tribes, Universities, and Fire
Departments to Prevent Fires and Promote Firefighter Safety

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United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

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05/29/20 5:00 PM ET


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Grants to USA nonprofit, tribal, and health organizations, universities, and fire departments for activities to prevent fires and increase the safety of firefighters. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The objectives of the FY 2019 FP&S Grant Program are for grantees to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts, and research and development.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program is one of three grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The FP&S grant program accomplishes this by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development. 

The FP&S Program supports FEMA Strategic Goal #2: Ready the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters

Adoption of the most current model codes by local jurisdictions would lead to expanded use and more lives saved. Therefore, the 2019 FP&S Program will reward local jurisdictions that are proactively taking steps to adopt and enforce the most current codes by giving additional consideration (i.e., these jurisdictions will score higher) during the competitive review process. FEMA intends to build upon this structure in future NOFO’s.

In awarding these grants, the Administrator of FEMA is required to consider the following:

  • The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP);
  • The degree to which an award will reduce deaths, injuries and property damage by reducing the risks associated with fire-related and other hazards; and
  • The extent of an applicant’s need for an FP&S Grant and the need to protect the United States as a whole.

FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities:

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): The FP&S Activity is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death, injuries and property damage caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Accordingly, the five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    1. Community Risk Reduction;
    2. Wildfire Risk Reduction;
    3. Code Enforcement/Awareness;
    4. Fire & Arson Investigation; and
    5. National/State/Regional Programs and Studies.
  • Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity: The R&D Activity is aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The six project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    1. Clinical Studies;
    2. Technology and Product Development;
    3. Database System Development;
    4. Dissemination and Implementation Research;
    5. Preliminary Studies; and
    6. Early Career Investigator. 

For information on program priorities and objectives for the FY 2019 FP&S Grant
Program, refer to Appendix B – Programmatic Information and Priorities:

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GrantWatch ID#: 151158

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Applications and awards under the FP&S Grant Program are limited to a maximum federal share of $1.5 million. FP&S Research and Development applicants applying under the Early Career Investigator category are limited to a maximum federal share of $75,000 per project year.

Term of Contract:

Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): 07/01/2020
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): 06/30/2021-06/30/2023


  • City or township governments
  • County governments
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • See RFP and/or Grant Guidelines for full eligibility

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following entities are eligible to apply directly to FEMA under this NOFO:

1. Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S) Fire departments and national, regional, state, local, tribal and non-profit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both private and public nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. For-profit organizations, federal agencies and individuals are not eligible to receive an FP&S Grant Award under the FP&S Activity.

2. Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D) National, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. Fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in the R&D Activity. Additionally, for-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a grant award under the R&D Activity.

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates and Times:

- Date Posted to April 21, 2020
- Application Start Date: April 27, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time
- Application Submission Deadline: May 29, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time
- Anticipated Funding Selection Date: June 1, 2020
- Anticipated Award Date: July 1, 2020

Other Key Dates (suggested deadlines for completion):

- Obtaining DUNS Number: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Obtaining a valid EIN: Eight weeks before actual submission deadline
- Updating SAM registration: Four weeks before actual submission deadline
- Submitting complete application in FEMA GO: One week before actual submission deadline

The online FY 2019 FP&S Grant Program application is available through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program’s FEMA GO (FEMA Grant Outcomes) application portal at are several ways to access application information:

- AFGP website (
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- U.S. Fire Administration (

NOTE: If you are going to apply for this funding opportunity and have not obtained a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and/or are not currently registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), please take immediate action to obtain a DUNS Number, if applicable, and then to register immediately in SAM. It may take four weeks or more after you submit your SAM registration before your registration is active in SAM, then an additional 24 hours for to recognize your information. Information on obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM is available from at:

However, in conjunction with the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) memo, M-20-17, dated March 19, 2020, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations, FEMA is providing short-term flexibility with SAM registration (2 C.F.R. § 200.205) in that SAM registrations expiring before May 16, 2020 will be afforded a one-time 60-day extension.

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An eligible applicant seeking an FP&S Grant Program award to carry out an activity shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out such activity in an amount equal to and not less than 5 percent of the grant awarded.

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