Press Releases

Some 300 fire departments in five mid-Atlantic states have received more than $51 million in competitive grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) awards help fire departments protect their communities by funding replacements of aging equipment; vehicle purchases; personnel training; radios, protective gear, tools and life-saving equipment; and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fires and fire-related hazards.
illustration of page of paper
Today, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced final allocations for $550 million for seven fiscal year 2022 competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, together with the almost $1.5 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced earlier this year, total more than $2 billion in FY 2022 to help prepare our nation against man-made threats and natural disasters.
illustration of page of paper
FEMA released an initial list of programs covered under the Biden-Harris Administration's Justice40  Initiative, which aims to deliver 40% of the overall benefits of climate, clean energy, affordable and sustainable housing, clean water and other investments to disadvantaged communities that are marginalized, overburdened and underserved. There are four covered programs within FEMA, each of which advance the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to environmental justice.
illustration of page of paper
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced $1.6 billion for eight fiscal year 2022 preparedness grant programs.
illustration of page of paper
WASHINGTON -- Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas announced the final allocations for $475 million for seven fiscal year 2021 competitive preparedness grant programs. 
illustration of page of paper