Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program

Fire safety grants fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience.

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FY21 AFG Update

As of Sept. 21, 2021, FEMA has made 2,200 awards totaling $710 million.

Visit each grant page to see its award totals.

Learn About Our Grants

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)


Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)

FY21 SAFER Application Period: CLOSED

SAFER grants fund fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations directly to help them increase capacity in their communities.

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FY 2021 Application Period: CLOSED

Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

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Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - COVID-19 Supplemental

FY 2020 Application Period: CLOSED

The CARES Act authorized $100 million for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies for our nation’s first responders.

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Find Resources

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Submit, approve and manage FEMA grants on our platform, FEMA GO, or view our FEMA GO user guides to learn more.


Understand the rules related to registration, environmental and historic preservation, and managing your grant.

Semi-Annual Performance Report

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs recipients is expected to submit a performance report every six months.


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Find tutorials for grant administration, closeout awards, bid specifications and creating a FEMA GO account.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions related to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 AFG Grants.

Success Stories

Visit the Assistance to Firefighters Grants library to read success stories of grant funding in action.


Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960, or send an email.

Fire Program Specialists in FEMA’s regions respond to questions about the program and conduct grant monitoring activities. View regional contacts.

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