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FEMA Announces Opening of Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grants

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November 1, 2013
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FEMA Announces Opening of Application Period for Assistance to Firefighters Grants

DENTON, Texas — Beginning Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, the application period for Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 will be open, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced. These types of grants can cover the costs of crucial items for firefighters and paramedics such as firefighting equipment, rescue equipment and communications equipment.

“The AFG grants are critical to the efforts to protect life and property in communities,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “They allow firefighters and paramedics to properly do their jobs.”

The AFG application period begins on Monday at 7 a.m. and closes on Dec. 6, 2013, at 4 p.m. The following resources are available to help guide you through the process:

FY 2013 Application Assistance Tools
• FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Available Now 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; and
• FY 2013 AFG Get Ready Guide Application Information.

Questions can be directed to the AFG Grants Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The Help Desk will be open on Friday, Dec. 6 until 4 p.m.

Additional information regarding the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be found at


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November 1, 2013 - 17:58
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