This page contains links to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants programs: Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Fire Prevention & Safety, and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response. 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
OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCEMENT: The FY 2019 AFG Application Period is now open through March 13 2020 at 5:00 PM ET. Begin preparing now by reviewing the available guidance materials below.
- FY 2019 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - Available Now
- 2019 AFG Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 2019 AFG Cost Share Calculator
- 2019 AFG Application Checklist
- 2019 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guide - Narrative
- 2019 AFG Organization Evaluation - Vehicle Acquisition
- 2019 AFG Organization Evaluation - Operations & Safety
Application Portal Access - Apply Now
FY 2019 AFG Application Webinars
Beginning Friday January 31st at 2PM, FEMA will hold a series of live application walk-throughs to assist applicants navigate through the new FEMA GO online grant application. Live webinars will take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturdays throughout the open application period. Please refer the Webinar Schedule Page for all dates and times.
Grantee Federal Financial Report (FFR) Notification Notice
For the Dec. 31, 2019 reporting, all grant recipients with an open Period of Performance in the AFG e-grants system must submit a Semi-Annual SF-425 Form Federal Financial Report (FFR) by Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. Click here for additional information and instructions.
Training Announcement: E0705 Fundamentals of Grants Management
Location: National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD
- March 30 - April 1, 2020
- June 8 - 10, 2020
- Aug. 24 - 26, 2020
Registration Deadline: Eight weeks prior to class start date.
E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management Registration and additional information
Application Period Status Updates
FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open Application Period - TBA
F Y 2019 SAFER Open Application Period - TBA
F Y 2019 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Open Application Period - TBA
Assistance to Firefighters Grants
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies. This funding is for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operations efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
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
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 million to fund the 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants. 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 Help Desk
Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960, or email us 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
Assistance to Firefighters Grants Quick Links
Popular AFG links
- Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
- AFG Economic Hardship Waiver
- AFG Grantee Awards List
- AFG Success Stories
- Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants (SAFER)
- SAFER Grantee Awards List
- SAFER Success Stories
- Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants
- FP&S Grantee 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
Grants Information Updates
AFG Funding Levels - FY 2019
- $345 million will support Fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants;
- $345 million will support SAFER grants.