Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

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This section contains eligible category information, grant awards, success stories, and program contacts. The information is for fire departments and eligible organizations interested in reducing death and injuries due to fire related hazards.


The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.

FP&S Program Updates: FY 2014 FP&S Application Period Is Now Closed

FY 2014 FP&S Application Assistance Tools

  • FY 2014 Fire Prevention & Safety Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
    The Funding Opportunity Announcement contains official FP&S Grant program guidance including the Funding Opportunity description and application dates.  
  • FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Cost Share Calculator
    In order to assist you with calculating your organization’s Cost Share, a calculator and explanation of the formula is provided in this tool. All applicants should ensure they are familiar with FEMA’s administration of cost sharing requirements. Grantees are not required to have their cost share available when submitting the application. For additional information, refer to the Cost Share and Maintenance of Effort Requirements section of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).  
  • FY 2014 FP&S Application Checklist
    Are you planning to apply the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant program? Completing this checklist will help you prepare your FP&S Grant application. Collecting this information beforehand will reduce the time and energy needed to complete your application when the grant cycle opens.  
  • FY 2014 FP&S Self-Evaluation
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants. After you determine who is at risk in your community, utilizing either a formal or an informal risk assessment, you will describe how you plan to decrease the risk by providing specific information in your grant application. The Peer Reviewers will look at all the evaluation criteria in the Narrative Statement and assess the degree your proposal best describes your community risks and the requirements you have listed that will reduce those risks.  
  • FY 2014 FP&S Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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

  • 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 completing the registration. For additional information, please visit our resource page
  • Questions regarding the FP&S Grants can be directed to the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) AFG Program staff at 1-866-274-0960 or e-mail

Fire prevention & Safety Program VIDEOS

  • FP&S Grants Video. This video gives an overview of the FP&S Grant Program, describing the purpose of the grants, eligible activities and evaluation criteria.

  • Community Risk Assessment Video. This video describes the different types of risk assessments that applicants can use and explains how the risk assessment's information can support grant requests. Community risk assessments are critical to creating an effective fire prevention and safety project and they are required to obtain a FP&S grant.

FP&S Research and Development (R&D) Grant Section Now Available

Learn more about the research projects funded through AFG and how they are working to improve firefighter safety and health

FP&S Success Stories

FY 2013 FP&S Grant Award Announcements.
View award list.

If you are not currently receiving AFG Program E-Mail Alerts, be sure to sign up now on the email alert signup page.

Last Updated: 
04/20/2015 - 09:19
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