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This page contains links to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) grant programs: Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Fire Prevention & Safety (FP &S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include but are not limited to award recipients and the communities they serve.
 

AFG Breaking News

FY 2014 SAFER Application Period

The FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period is now open through March 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST.

Application Access Portal

2014 APPLICATION ASSISTANCE TOOLS

  • FY 2014 SAFER Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
    The Funding Opportunity Announcement contains official SAFER Grant program guidance including the Funding Opportunity description and application dates.
  • FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response  Economic Hardship Supplemental Information
    This tool applies to the Hiring of Firefighters Activity applicants only, and is a checklist for Economic Hardship Supplemental Information that will be requested in the SAFER application.  
  • FY 2014 SAFER Application Checklist
    Completing this checklist will help you prepare your SAFER Grant application.
  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation – Hiring Grants
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Hiring Grant Narrative Statement.
  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention - Fire Departments
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Recruitment and Retention Narrative Statement.
  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organizations
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organization Narrative Statement.

FY 2014 FP&S Application Period

The FY 2014 The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) application period is tentatively scheduled to begin on  March 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM EST and end on April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST

System for Award Management (Sam.gov) registration is required of all AFG Program applicants and awardees. Please go to SAM.gov/portal/public/SAM/ and follow the FAQs and User Guides for help completing the registration. For additional information, please visit our SAM.gov resource page


Upcoming Events

April 2015

AFG Help Desk

Contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at firegrants@dhs.gov.

The AFG Program has Fire Program Specialists in 10 federal regional centers. These Regional Fire Program Specialists respond to questions about the AFG program and carry out grant monitoring activities. View regional contacts

 

AFG

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program SealAssistance to Firefighters Grants

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.

SAFER

The Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants SealStaffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (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.

FP&S

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants SealFire Prevention & Safety Grants

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.

SCG

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants SealAssistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grants (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.



AFG Quick Links

Popular AFG links


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

AFG Economic Hardship Waiver Policy

The purpose of this guidance is to provide AFG and FP&S grantees with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-federal funds cost share requirement, maintenance of effort requirement, or both, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an "Economic Hardship Waiver").  This guidance provides the minimum requirements for eligibility to request an Economic Hardship Waiver and the process and mechanism for requesting an Economic Hardship Waiver.

Please contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at firegrants@dhs.gov.

 

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
Last Updated: 
02/27/2015 - 15:48
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