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Welcome to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

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

Training Announcement: E0705 Fundamentals of Grants Management

Location:  National Emergency Training Center, Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD

Dates:

  • July 29  - August 1, 2019
  • September  9 - 12, 2019

E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management Registration and additional information

Application Period Status Updates

FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Open Application Period - Closed

F Y 2018 SAFER Open Application Period - Closed

F Y 2018 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Open Application Period - Closed

Assistance to Firefighters Grants

 

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program SealThe 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.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants Home Page

AFG Grant Award Announcements

AFG Grant Award Data: 2010 - 2017

AFG Application Guidance Materials

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants

The Staffing For Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants SealThe 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.

Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants Home Page

SAFER Grant Award Announcements

SAFER Application Guidance Materials

Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants SealThe Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.

FY 2018 Fire Prevention & Safety Application Guidance Materials

eGrants Application Portal 

Fire Prevention & Safety Grants Home Page

FP&S Grant Award Announcements

 

Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants SealAssistance to Firefighters Station Construction Grants (SCG)

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. 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 firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

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 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 2018

  • $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.
Last Updated: 
07/15/2019 - 12:09