Assistance to Firefighters Grant

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This section is for fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations and contains information on the firefighter grant program, grant application assistance tools, previous grant awards, grant statistics, and more.


Overview

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.
 

AFG Program Update

THE FY 2014 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANTS (AFG) APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED

What's next for FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) applicants?


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, or submit grant amendment requests. Every eligible grantee must have their SAM.gov account validated through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have their CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code validated. These validations are conducted as part of the registration process after the organization has submitted their SAM.gov registration.
  • Please to complete the SAM registration as soon as possible. For questions about SAM, contact your State Assigned Grants Management Specialists or visit our SAM resource page.
  • SAM.gov is administered through the Government Services Administration (GSA). Technical assistance may be obtained through the Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220.
     


AFG Economic Hardship Waiver Policy

The purpose of this guidance is to provide AFG and FP&S grantees with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-federal funds cost share requirement, maintenance of effort requirement, or both, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an "Economic Hardship Waiver").  This guidance provides the minimum requirements for eligibility to request an Economic Hardship Waiver and the process and mechanism for requesting an Economic Hardship Waiver.

Please contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at firegrants@dhs.gov.
 


AFG Program Tools

AFG Program VIDEOS

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
     

OTHER RESOURCES

Last Updated: 
03/27/2015 - 11:38
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