- Sequestration Budget Cuts Will Not Impact Current 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Awards. Learn more
- FY 2012 AFG and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Updates
- Award Announcements Are Underway
- FY 2012 AFG
- FY 2012 SAFER
- FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
- Fire-Rescue International Conference
August 16-17, 2013
AFG staff will present an overview of the impact of the recent funding re-authorization by Congress as well as provide an open forum for participants to bring their questions directly to AFG leaders. Visit the AFG booth to meet with AFG staff.
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 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 goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA and OSHA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720 and OSHA 1910.134). For details visit NFPA.org.
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 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.
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.
- SAM.gov Webinar Now Available
- Create a new System For Award Management (SAM) user account
- Migrate permissions from the legacy CCR system into SAM; and
- Update/renew an existing registration
- Learn more
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) E-Mail Alert Archive
- FY 2013 Funding Update: FEMA Remains Operating Under A Continuing Resolution (CR)
- AFG Rules and Tools
- FAQs Link
- Application Assistance
- Grants Management Assistance
- Alternative Grant Funding Sources
- Environmental Historic Preservation
- Mandatory SAM Registration: Current and up-to-date registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is mandatory for applicants and grantees seeking Federal funds. Learn more
- Procurement Best Practices: Grantees must follow procurement processes and standards when making grant-funded purchases. Learn more
- (EHP) Screening Form: This form is made available to facilitate the environmental and historic preservation (EHP) Compliance review for your FEMA preparedness grant-funded project(s). Learn more
AFG Funding and Application Schedule
An appropriation of $675 million has been approved for FY 2012
- $337.5 million will support Fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
- $337.5 million will support SAFER grants
Grant Closeout Updates
Grant Closeout Tutorial
- AFG award recipients are required to submit a final Closeout Report at the end of their grant Period of Performance. This tutorial will assist grantees with understanding and filling-out the various sections of the Closeout Report. Click here to get started.
Available Grantee Closeout Modules
- FY 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
- FY 2009 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
- FY 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
- FY 2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
All Other AFG and FP&S Grantees
- All other AFG and FP&S awardees should submit their grant closeout reports on schedule, that is, within 90 days of the end of the grant's period of performance.
- If you have questions or problems about closing out your grant, please contact the AFG Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFG, SAFER and FP&S Award Announcements
Award announcements are updated weekly when awards have been issued. Search the list by state, award amount or by city to see which departments received funding. If you have questions regarding the AFG Grants, you can reach the FEMA's Grants Programs Directorate (GPD) AFG program staff at 1-866-274-0960 or e-mail at email@example.com.
- Click here to search the AFG list
- Click here to search the SAFER list
- Click here to search the FP & S list
The Help Desk is Available to Answer Your Questions
The AFG Program has positioned technical assistance staff in 10 federal regional centers. These Regional Fire Program Specialists can respond to questions on the implementation of the AFG program and carry out grant monitoring activities.Contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.