SEQUESTRATION BUDGET CUTS WILL NOT IMPACT CURRENT 2012 AFG AWARDS
Current fiscal year (FY) 2012 awards and those issued in earlier years for the AFG, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Programs will NOT be impacted by the anticipated sequestration budget cuts. In his March 4, 2013, letter, David J. Kaufman, the Grant Programs Directorate’s (GPD) Acting Assistant Administrator, stated that the sequestration budget cuts will affect FY 2013 grants but will not affect grants awarded in FY 2012 or previous fiscal years. In other words, the budget cuts will not impact the funding of AFG awards “EMW-2012-XX-“ and earlier years.
However, we encourage all FY 2012 grantees to begin procurement procedures and spend their awarded funds in a timely manner after signing their award packages.