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Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Overview

Grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Start learning about the three grants programs below and utilize the provided resources to help prepare and submit grant requests.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Seal

Assistance to Firefighters Grants

AFG

The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (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 Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants Seal
Staffing For
Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)

SAFER

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities.

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Seal
Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

FP&S

The Fire Prevention & 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 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Seal
Assistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grants (SCG)

SCG

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-5) provided the Department of Homeland Security with $210,000,000 to fund the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). This one-time grant opportunity provided 120 fire departments with financial assistance to build new fire stations or modify existing stations in order to enhance response capabilities and protect the community from fire and fire-related hazards.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

April

  • April 7-12, 2014: Fire Department Instructor Conference (FDIC)
    Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
    • April 11, 2014 – 10:30AM to 12:15pm. AFG Program staff will present an FY 2014 programmatic overview including:
      • FY14 appropriations: AFG, SAFER, & FP&S
      • What's New for FY14 funding priorities
      • Review of changes in FY14 funding priorities
      • Best Practices & Lessons Learned
      • Q/A
    • Visit the AFG booth at FDIC: #4344

 

AFG RULES And TOOLS

Visit the Rules and Tools page for information about:

  • Application Assistance
  • Grants Management Assistance
  • Alternative Grant Funding Sources
  • Environmental Historic Preservation

     

GRANTS INFORMATION UPDATES

AFG Funding and Application Schedule

FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Funding
An appropriation of $680 million has been approved for FY 2014

  • $340 million will support Fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • $340 million will support SAFER grants

FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Funding
An appropriation of $640 million has been approved for FY 2013

  • $320.3 million will support Fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
  • $320.3 million will support SAFER grants


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Last Updated: 
04/21/2014 - 10:51