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.
Assistance to Firefighters Grants Breaking News
The FY 2015 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS (AFG) Open Application Period - COMING SOON
FY 2015 AFG Application Guidance Materials
- FY 2015 AFG Application Workshop
- FY 2015 AFG Workshop Presentation
- AFG Get Ready Guides
- Grant Application
- AFG Narrative
- AFG Cost Share Calculator
- Self-Evaluation - Operations & Safety
- Self-Evaluation - Vehicle Acquisition
- Application Checklist
- Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) - COMING SOON
Live AFG Application Information Webinars
FEMA is hosting a series of live Adobe Connect webinars walking applicants through the FY 2015 AFG application. These webinars cover every section of the application. A webinar for each applicant type will be offered. This is an opportunity to view the FY 2015 application before the application period begins. FEMA Fire Program Specialists will be available to answer your questions.
View additional information on how to participate in the webinar.
FY 2014 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE and EMERGENCY RESPONSE (SAFER) Grants
FY 2014 FIRE PREVENTION & SAFETY (FP&S) Grants
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
- E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management
January 19-21, 2016 (Application Deadline December 24, 2015)
- E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management
March 29-31, 2016 (Application Deadline February 29, 2016)
AFG Help Desk
Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960, or email us at email@example.com.
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
Assistance 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.
Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants
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.
Fire 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.
Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants
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.
Assistance to Firefighters Grants Quick Links
Popular AFG links
- AFG Workshop Schedule
- Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
- AFG Awards List
- AFG Success Stories
- Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants (SAFER)
- SAFER Awards List
- SAFER Success Stories
- Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants
- FP&S Awards List
- FP&S Success Stories
- Grant Closeout Tutorial
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Email Alert Archive
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Contact Information For The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and Help Desk
Assistance to Firefighters Grants 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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