U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
11/13/20 5:00 PM EST
Grants to USA and territories fire departments for equipment and supplies needed to address the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Grant funds may be used for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental Round 2 (AFG-S 2) is a supplemental funding opportunity under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). AFG 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.
This NOFO allows eligible applicants to apply for critical Personal Protective Equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The AFG-S 2 Program represents 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-S 2 Program supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA is required to consider:
AFG-S 2 has three activities:
Each activity has its own eligibility requirements. These requirements are outlined in Appendix A: Programmatic Information and Priorities at https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/2020-10/fema_fy-2020_assistance-firefighters-grant-program_covid-19_nofo.pdf#page=23.
GrantWatch ID#: 189503
Award Ceiling: $9,000,000
Award Floor: $0
See page 10 of the NOFO document for a table of maximum award amounts according to the population of the jurisdiction.
Period of Performance: Twelve months from the date of award. For additional information on period of performance extensions, refer to Section H.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): Jan. 15, 2021
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): Jan. 14, 2022
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
DHS makes all funding opportunities available on the internet, accessible at http://www.grants.gov. If applicants experience difficulties accessing information or have any questions, please call the Grants.gov Contact Center at (800) 518-4726.
The Grants.gov website will direct applicants to FEMA GO, at https://go.fema.gov, which contains the online AFG-S 2 application. The online AFG-S 2 application incorporates all required forms.
Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Program Specialists in FEMA’s regions respond to questions about the program and conduct grant monitoring activities. View regional contacts at https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/regional-contacts.
For technical assistance with FEMA GO, please contact the Enterprise Service Desk at (877) 611-4700. Regular hours of operation are also from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday
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