Assistance to Firefighters Grant

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The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

The FY 2013 AFG Application Period Has Closed

  • FY 2013 AFG grant applications are still undergoing peer review evaluation and are currently undergoing additional review by our Grants Management team. We anticipate beginning award announcements in the Spring.
  • To receive an AFG award, you must be registered and have up-to-date information in the online System for Award Management ( registration is required of all AFG Program applicants and awardees. Please go to and follow the FAQs and User Guides for help in completing the registration process.

FY 2013 Application Assistance Tools


FY 2013 AFG Application Guidance Materials Available Now

  • FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
    Program Guidance
  • FY 2013 AFG Self Evaluation Operations and Safety
  • FY 2013 AFG Get Ready Guide Application Narrative
  • FY 2013 AFG Self Evaluation Vehicle Acquisition
  • FY 2013 AFG Regional Workshop Presentation
  • FY 2013 AFG Get Ready Guide Application Information

FY 2013 AFG Workshop Schedule

Workshops delivered by live presentations or conference call with webinar


While the AFG Program Office strives to make the information contained in these videos as timely and accurate as possible, the videos were not intended to be used as substitutes for reading the latest Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or guidance documents. The AFG program office makes no promises, claims or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these videos and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these videos.

  • AFG Vehicle Grants
    This video was produced to provide an overview of how to apply for a vehicle grant, AFG's most competitive grant activity.
    Duration: 17 minutes
  • Procurement Integrity
    This video was produced to provide an overview of proper contract procurement for grantees.
    Duration: 17 minutes
  • Getting a Grant
    This video was produced to provide an overview of how to prepare a competitive grant application.
    Duration: 22 minutes



  • NIMS Compliance Not Required at Time of Application Submission. Click here for additional information 

System for Award Management (SAM) Registration is Required to Apply or Receive a Grant Award

  • Applicants that have not completed the SAM registration process, or have not completed the required annual renewal and revalidation of data, will not be able to draw grant funds. Please click here to complete the SAM registration as soon as possible. For questions about SAM, contact your State Assigned Grants Management Specialists
  • As part of the registration process, every eligible grantee must have their account validated through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have their CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code validated in order to be eligible for award. These validations are conducted as part of the registration process after the organization has submitted their registration. A valid registration is now also required for any payment or amendment request to an existing, open award.
  • is administered through the Government Services Administration (GSA). Technical assistance may be obtained through the Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220.
Last Updated: 
04/23/2014 - 07:31