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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

UPCOMING EVENTS

Training Announcement: FY 2017 Application Turndown, FY 2018 Workshop Presentations and FY 2018 Application Walk-thru Webinars
Location:  FEMA Adobe Connect Webinar Site
Note:Each webinar will be repeated at least twice a day to accomidate different time zones. You do not neet to attend all in one sitting.

 

FY 2018 AFG OPEN APPLICATION ANNOUNCEMENT

The 2018 AFG application period will open at 8AM Monday, September 24, 2018 and will close on Friday, October 26 at 5: 00 PM EST

FY 2018 AFG Application Guidance Materials Available Now

  • 2018 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • 2018 AFG Cost Share Calculator
  • 2018 AFG Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • 2018 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guide - Application
  • 2018 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guide - Narrative
  • 2018 AFG Self Evaluation Vehicle Acquisition
  • 2018 AFG Self Evaluation Operations Safety
  • 2018 AFG Application Checklist

 

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

FY 2017 AFG Award Announcements Available Now

2018 AFG Application Guidance Materials - Available Now

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

FY 2017 SAFER Award Announcements Available Now

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.

Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

FY 2017 FP&S Grantee Award Announcements Available Now

Fire Prevention & Safety Application Guidance Materials

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: 
09/17/2018 - 15:44