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
The FY 2014 FP&S Application Period is NOW OPEN
The FY 2014 The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) application period is open now through April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT
- FY 2014 Fire Prevention & Safety Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
The Funding Opportunity Announcement contains official FP&S Grant program guidance including the Funding Opportunity description and application dates.
- FY 2014 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Cost Share Calculator
In order to assist you with calculating your organization’s Cost Share, a calculator and explanation of the formula is provided in this tool. All applicants should ensure they are familiar with FEMA’s administration of cost sharing requirements. Grantees are not required to have their cost share available when submitting the application. For additional information, refer to the Cost Share and Maintenance of Effort Requirements section of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
- FY 2014 FP&S Application Checklist
Are you planning to apply the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant program? Completing this checklist will help you prepare your FP&S Grant application. Collecting this information beforehand will reduce the time and energy needed to complete your application when the grant cycle opens.
- FY 2014 FP&S Self-Evaluation
This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants. After you determine who is at risk in your community, utilizing either a formal or an informal risk assessment, you will describe how you plan to decrease the risk by providing specific information in your grant application. The Peer Reviewers will look at all the evaluation criteria in the Narrative Statement and assess the degree your proposal best describes your community risks and the requirements you have listed that will reduce those risks.
- FY 2014 FP&S Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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
April 7-9, 2015
Emergency Management Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD
Course: Fundamentals of Grants Management For Recipients/Sub-recipients
- Fire Departments Instructors Conference International (FDIC)
April 20 – 25, 2015
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Booth #: 4745
Presentation: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Preparing Competitive Applications & Town Hall Discussion (Date & Time: TBA)
- Popular AFG links
- Popular AFG links
AFG Help Desk
Contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 866-274-0960 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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 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 & 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 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 Workshop Schedule
- FY 2013 AFG Awards List
- Staffing for dequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)
- FY 2013 SAFER Awards List
- Fire Prevention & Safety Grants
- FY 2013 FP&S Awards List
- Grant Closeout Tutorial
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Email Alert Archive
- Economic Hardship Waiver
- Frequently Asked Questions
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 email@example.com.
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