Foundation / Corporation
Grants to USA, Canada, and International governmental units, agencies, organizations, fire departments, and fire brigades for a wide range of fire preparedness, prevention, and control efforts. Funding is intended for, but not limited to programs or equipment that will aid in the following types of activities:
- Prefire Planning (computer software programs, laptops)
- Fire Prevention Education/Training (community outreach initiatives, workshops, publications)
- Arson Prevention/Fire Investigation (juvenile firesetter programs, continuing education courses, digital and specialized cameras, accelerant detection equipment)
GrantWatch ID#: 177606
Although there is no limit on how much funding you can apply for, this grant program is designed to provide seed money.
Any organization or agency around the world that supports fire prevention can apply for an FM Global Fire Prevention Grant; however, funds must be used for public purposes. Additional terms and conditions are as follows:
For applicants based in the United States:
- Applicants must be a governmental unit of a city, town, county, state, commonwealth, the District of Columbia, possession of the United States, the United States itself or any political subdivision as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code or a 501(c)(3) or (4) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.
For applicants based in Canada:
- Applicants must be a governmental unit of a city, town, county, province, territory, Canada itself, or any political subdivision thereof or a registered charity under Section 149(1)(f) of the Income Tax Act of Canada.
For applicants based in any country other than the United States and Canada:
- Applicants must demonstrate that their organization operates exclusively as a fire service unit, or a national, state, regional, local, or community organization that supports fire prevention under the laws of the country in which the organization is located.
- The laws and customs applicable to the grantee organization must not permit any of its income or assets to be distributed to, or applied for the benefit of, a private person or non–charitable organization other than pursuant to the conduct of the grantee organization’s fire prevention activities, or as payment of reasonable compensation for services rendered or as payment representing the fair market value of property which the grantee organization has purchased.
- The grantee organization has no shareholders or members who have a proprietary interest in the income or assets of the organization.
- The laws and customs applicable to the grantee organization do not permit the organization, other than as an insubstantial part of its activities to engage in activities that are not for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes; or to attempt to influence legislation, by propaganda or otherwise.
Eligible applicants include fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations.
Salaries, motor–powered vehicles (fire apparatus, automobiles), building projects, and equipment or training related to fire suppression, for example, will not be considered. In addition, service contracts on equipment and software, equipment for incidents related to hazardous material, carbon monoxide detectors and CPR equipment/training do not fall within the scope of the fire prevention grant program.
Matching funds are not required, but sometimes only partial funding of a request will be awarded. Applicants may need to contribute additional funds to supplement their award. You may only be able to purchase some of the items or may need to look for a less expensive model of the product you applied for.
Grant applications are reviewed three times per year. Deadlines for receipt of applications are March 31, July 31, and November 30. Decisions on awards are made approximately 3-4 months after the deadline.
Previous grant recipients may reapply for funding three years from the date of their initial award letter. For applications that did not result in a grant award, applicants may reapply for funding one year from the date of their notification letter.
Guidelines and FAQs are at the top of the page:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Then, click the link to the application.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
USA: Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York City; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA) Guam (USA) Puerto Rico (USA) Virgin Islands (USA) Northern Mariana Islands (USA)
USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA) Marshall Islands (USA) Republic of Palau (USA)
Canada: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nova Scotia Nunavut Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon
International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.