This page contains links to the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) grant programs: Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), Fire Prevention & Safety (FP &S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). The intended audiences are AFG stakeholders, which include but are not limited to award recipients and the communities they serve.
AFG Breaking News
FY 2014 SAFER Application Period
FINAL WEEK TO APPLY. The FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) application period ends on Friday, March 6, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST.
Application Access Portal
2014 APPLICATION ASSISTANCE TOOLS
- FY 2014 SAFER Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
The Funding Opportunity Announcement contains official SAFER Grant program guidance including the Funding Opportunity description and application dates.
- FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Economic Hardship Supplemental Information
This tool applies to the Hiring of Firefighters Activity applicants only, and is a checklist for Economic Hardship Supplemental Information that will be requested in the SAFER application.
- FY 2014 SAFER Application Checklist
Completing this checklist will help you prepare your SAFER Grant application.
- FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation – Hiring Grants
This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Hiring Grant Narrative Statement.
- FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention - Fire Departments
This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Recruitment and Retention Narrative Statement.
- FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organizations
This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organization Narrative Statement.
- FY 2014 SAFER Frequently Asked Questions 2014 (FAQs)
FY 2014 FP&S Application Period
The FY 2014 The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) application period is tentatively scheduled to begin on March 16, 2015 at 8:00 AM EST and end on April 17, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST
- The FY 2014 Fire Prevention & Safety Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is available now
System for Award Management (Sam.gov) registration is required of all AFG Program applicants and awardees. Please go to SAM.gov/portal/public/SAM/ and follow the FAQs and User Guides for help completing the registration. For additional information, please visit our SAM.gov resource page
- E705 Fundamentals of Grants Management
April 7-9, 2015
Emergency Management Training Center, Emmitsburg, MD
Course: Fundamentals of Grants Management For Recipients/Sub-recipients
- Fire Departments Instructors Conference International (FDIC)
April 20 – 25, 2015
Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
Booth #: 4745
Presentation: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – Preparing Competitive Applications & Town Hall Discussion (Date & Time: TBA)
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AFG Help Desk
Contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email 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
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
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.
The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards.
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 (SCG). 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 Quick Links
Popular AFG links
- AFG Workshop Schedule
- FY 2013 AFG Awards List
- Staffing For Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)
- FY 2013 SAFER Awards List
- Fire Prevention & Safety Grants
- FY 2013 FP&S Awards List
- Grant Closeout Tutorial
- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) E-Mail Alert Archive
- Economic Hardship Waiver
- Frequently Asked Questions
AFG RULES And TOOLS
Visit the Rules and Tools page for information about:
- Application Assistance
- Grants Management Assistance
- Alternative Grant Funding Sources
- Environmental Historic Preservation
AFG Economic Hardship Waiver Policy
The purpose of this guidance is to provide AFG and FP&S grantees with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-federal funds cost share requirement, maintenance of effort requirement, or both, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an "Economic Hardship Waiver"). This guidance provides the minimum requirements for eligibility to request an Economic Hardship Waiver and the process and mechanism for requesting an Economic Hardship Waiver.
Please contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email at email@example.com.
GRANTS INFORMATION UPDATES
AFG Funding and Application Schedule
FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Funding
An appropriation of $680 million has been approved for FY 2014
- $340 million will support Fire and EMS Operations and Safety Grants, Firefighting and Emergency Vehicle Grants and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
- $340 million will support SAFER grants