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The following page contains information about the Assistance to Fire Fighters Grants (AFG) e-mail alert service and links to archived e-mails. The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include but are not limited to award recipients and the communities they serve.
 

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Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) E-Mail Alert Archive

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program occasionally sends e-mail alerts to its subscriber list.  These alerts deliver updates about the AFG programs, and information relevant to potential grant applicants and awardees.

NOTE: Hyperlinks created before August 2012 may not function due to website migration. If you have difficulty locating the documents mentioned in those alerts, contact the AFG Help Desk for assistance at 1-866-274-0960.

2014 E-Mail Alerts

Alerts Sent out in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014
 

DECEMBER 2014

  • December 4, 2014 - Finalize & Submit Your FY 2014 AFG Application Now

November 2014

  • November 4, 2014 - IMPORTANT: Are you using the correct AFG User ID?
  • November 12, 2014 - AFG Application Period is Open. Start Your Application Now!
  • November 19, 2014 - AFG Application Period Open Now – Important Application Reminders
  • November 26, 2014 - Submit Your AFG Application Now: The FY 2014 Assistance To Firefighters Grants (AFG) Application Period Closes On Friday, December 5, 2014 at 5:00 P.M. EST

OCTOBER 2014

  • October 30, 2014 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period Announcement
  • October 30, 2014 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period Announcement Update and Correction
  • October 31, 2014 - AFG Application Period Opens Monday, November 3, 2014 at 8 A.M. EST – FOA Now Available

MAY 2014

  • May 2, 2014 - No SAM! No Award! And Citizen Corps Award Application Period Open
  • May 28, 2014 - Call for AFG & SAFER Success Stories!

April 2014

  • April 2, 2014 - FY 2009 SAFER Closeout Module Information
  • April 8, 2014 - AFG Presenting at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC)

March 2014

  • March 3, 2014 - Attention FY 2013 Applicants: Tips to Avoid Unnecessary Delays
  • March 6, 2014 - The Council On Financial Reform (COFAR) Fraud Alert
  • March 17, 2014 - Last Day to Apply for FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant is March 21, 2014

February 2014

  • February 19, 2014 - Taking the Mystery out of P25 Communications Equipment
  • February 11, 2014 - FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period Opens Tuesday, February 18, 2014
  • February 10, 2014 - SCBA Testing Delays May Impact Some FY 2012 AFG Grantees

JANUARY 2014

  • January 17, 2014 - UPDATE: ALL AWARDEES MUST SUBMIT A SEMI-ANNUAL SF-425 (FEDERAL FINANCIAL REPORT) BY THURSDAY JANUARY 30, 2014 (CORRECTION 1/17/2014)


2013 E-Mail Alerts

View Alerts Sent out in FY 2013

December 2013

  • December 18, 2013 - FY 2013 FPS Applicant Tools and SAFER Hiring Applicant Notification
  • December 4, 2013 - Submit Your AFG Application Now The FY 2013 Assistance To Firefighters Grants Application Period Closes On Friday December 6, 2013 at 5 P.M. EST

NOVEMBER 2013

  • November 1, 2013 - REMINDER The FY 2013 Assistance To Firefighters Grants Application Period Opens Monday November 4, 2013 8 A.M.
  • November 19, 2013 - Courtesy Copy Start Preparing Your FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety Application Now
  • November 26, 2013 - The FY 2013 AFG Application Period Closes On December 6 Apply Now

OCTOBER 2013

  • October 17, 2013 - Government Shutdown Has Ended. AFG Offices Are Now Open
  • October 28, 2013 - FY 2013 Assistance To Firefighters Application Period Opens Monday November 4, 2013

SEPTEMBER 2013

  • September 9, 2013 - Assistance to Firefighters Grant Work-shops -Week of 9.9.13 - 9.13.13
  • September 13, 2013 - FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Workshops Schedule
  • September 20, 2013 - Application Technical Assistance Tools for FY 2013 to Firefighters Grant Available Now
  • September 27, 2013 - Impacts that Grantees Can Expect in the Event of a Lapse in FY14 Appropriations

MAY 2013

  • May 2, 2013 - Temporary System Maintenance May Delay Approval of AFG Payment and Amendent Requests
  • May 21, 2013 - Announcements Begin of 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grantees

JULY 2013

  • July 26, 2013 - FY 2013 SAFER Grant Program to Open July 29, 2013
  • July 30, 2013 - FY 2013 SAFER Grant Program Application Period Now Open

AUGUST 2013

  • August 28, 2013 - FY 2013 SAFER Application Period It's Not Too Late
  • August 30, 2013 - FY 2013 REMINDER: FY 2013 SAFER Application Period Closes Today at 5:00 PM Eastern Time

APRIL 2013

  • April 22, 2013 - SAM Registration Required For All Applicants and Grantees More Grant Closeout Forms Available

MARCH 2013

  • March 05, 2013 - Impact of Sequestration on FEMA AFG
  • March 13, 2013 - Turndown Notifications for FY 2012
  • March 28, 2013 - Grant Closeout Report Tutorial Now Available SAM Registration Reminder

FEBRUARY 2013

  • February 06, 2013 - Essential Information for Applicants and Awardees on SAM
  • February 15, 2013 - Registration with SAM is Free! Don't Pay Unnecessary Fees to Register

JANUARY 2013

  • January 08, 2013 - Fire Grants Reauthorized for FY 2013; Less Than Two Weeks Left to Apply for FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • January 14, 2013 - Last Day to Apply for Fire Prevention and Safety Grant is Friday, January 18
  • January 16, 2013 - Final Reminder for FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Applications


2012 E-Mail Alerts

View Alerts Sent out in FY 2012

December 2012

  • December 13, 2012 - FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Application Period Opens Monday
  • December 27, 2012 - Start Your Application Now for a FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant

November 2012

  • November 16, 2012 AFG Support for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts and 2012 SAFER Update

October 2012

  • October 2, 2012 - Update on FY 2012 Grant Announcements New FEMA Community Grant Available
  • October 9, 2012 - A Time to Recognize Dedication to Fire Prevention and Safety Fire Prevention Week 2012
  • October 23, 2012 - Prepare for Environmental and Historic Preservation Reviews of Fire Station Modification Grants
  • October 31, 2012 - Application Planning Tools for FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Available Now

September 2012

  • September 4, 2012 - Grants Not to Be Used as Collateral; Updated USFA Manual on Funding Alternatives
  • September 17, 2012 - Grant Applicants: Get Bid Specifications Ready Early

August 2012

  • August 1, 2012 - Less Than Two Weeks Left to Apply for SAFER Funding
  • August 8, 2012 - Deadline for SAFER Applications is Friday, August 10; Information for Grantees on Monitoring
  • August 22, 2012 - Update for FY 2012 Grant Applicants and Semiannual Report Requirements

July 2012

  • July 5, 2012 - Last Day to Submit FY 2012 AFG Applications is Friday, July 6
  • July 19, 2012 - FY 2012 SAFER Application Period Opens and New AFG Website Announced
  • July 23, 2012 - Announcement: SAFER Veterans Hiring Program and CCR System Update
  • July 30, 2012 - ATTENTION SAFER Hiring Grant Applicants; Application Correction Needed

June 2012

  • June 7, 2012 - Application Period to Open Monday, June 11, for FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grants
  • June 12, 2012 - NIMS Compliance Not Required at Time of AFG Application Submission
  • June 20, 2012 - New AFG Applicant Self Evaluations and Latest Questions and Answers
  • June 29, 2012 - Final Days to Submit AFG Applications PLUS Important Announcement Affecting Broadband Requests

May 2012

  • May 1, 2012 - Last Week to Submit Your FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application. Also: New Video Available on Community Risk Assessment and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • May 16, 2012 - AFG Workshops and What's Next for Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Applicants
  • May 29, 2012 - FY 2012 AFG and Changes to the CCR System

April 2012

  • April 2, 2012 - Application Period Opens for FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • April 13, 2012 - Important Announcement for All FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Applicants
  • April 18, 2012 - Important Update to the FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application; Application Period Has Been Extended to Friday, May 4, 2012
  • April 30, 2012 - Prepare for the FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG); Workshops Have Begun!

March 2012

  • March 8, 2012 - Coming in April! FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Application Period. Additional Topic: New! Firefighter Research and Development Grants Explained
  • March 23, 2012 - FP&S Grants Application Period Opens Soon; Grantee Closeouts Report Update

February 2012

  • February 7, 2012 - AFG and SAFER Program Updates
  • February 23, 2012 - Last Chance to Apply for FY 2011 SAFER Grants

January 2012

  • January 10, 2012 - FY 2011 SAFER Grants Application Period to Open Soon
  • January 25, 2012 - FY 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program

 

2011 E-Mail Alerts

View Alerts Sent out in FY 2011

December 2011

  • December 13, 2011 - 2011 AFG Application Status Update
  • December 19, 2011 - SAFER Application Get Ready Guide
  • December 22, 2011 - Additional SAFER Get Ready Guides Now Available

November 2011

  • November 29, 2011 - Important Announcement for All FY 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Applicants

September 2011

  • September 1, 2011 - AFG Avoid Common Application Error
  • September 6, 2011 - AFG Success Stories Encourage and Inspire
  • September 12, 2011 - AFG Final Countdown
  • September 20, 2011 - AFG Application Period Now Entering Its Final Week
  • September 23, 2011 - Final Day of the AFG Application Period
  • September 28, 2011 - FY 2011 AFG Applicants What's Next
Last Updated: 
12/08/2014 - 11:52
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