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 2012 AFG AWARD ANNOUNCEMENTS ARE UNDERWAY
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Updated status information available
FY 2013 PROGRAM UPDATE
The FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is underdevelopment. The FOA will incorporate changes required by legislation passed on January 02,2013 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (PL112-239) that reauthorized the Assistance Firefighters Grant Program.
FY 2012 Application Assistance Tools
- FY 2012 AFG Program Guidance now available.
- The Get Ready Guide will help you be prepared to answer application questions.
- The Self Evaluation Sheet (Operations & Safety) will help you understand the criteria you must address in your application narrative.
- The Self Evaluation Sheet (Vehicle Acquisition) will help you understand the criteria you must address in your narrative when applying for a vehicle.
- The AFG Quick Reference Guide will provide you with a detailed overview of AFG funding priorities.
- The EMS Quick Reference Guide will provide EMS organizations, a detailed overview of funding priorities for EMS organizations.
- The Narrative Get Ready Guide provides you with the tools to thoroughly answer all sections of the application narrative.
- AFG Newsletter. Sign up to receive grant updates.
ANNOUNCEMENT ON NIMS COMPLIANCE
- NIMS Compliance Not Required at Time of Application Submission. Click here for additional information
SYSTEM AWARD MANAGEMENT (SAM) REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED TO RECEIVE A GRANT AWARD
Please click here and complete the SAM registration as soon as possible. Grant awardees 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.
Register your organization in the System for Award Management (SAM) (SAM.gov), which has replaced the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) system. You may submit an application without being registered in SAM, but you will not be awarded a grant until you are registered in SAM. If you registered in the CCR previously, you don’t have to do anything until that registration expires. Then you will validate and update your data, which will have been moved to the SAM.gov system. For questions about SAM, contact your State Assigned Grants Management Specialists.