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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

 

OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCEMENT:

The Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Grants Application Period is now open and will close on Friday May 29 at 5 p.m. ET.

Begin preparing now by reviewing the available guidance materials below.

FY 2019 Fire Prevention & Safety Application Guidance Materials:

  • Fire Prevention & Safety Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
  • Fire Prevention & Safety Application Checklist    
  • Fire Prevention & Safety Self-Evaluation Sheet           
  • Fire Prevention & Safety Cost Share Calculator 
  • FEMA GO Account Creation User Guide    
  • Economic Hardship Waiver for FPS, SAFER and AFG
  • Fire Prevention & Safety FAQs   
  • Fire Prevention & Safety Research & Development (R & D) FAQs   

FEMA GO Grantee Portal

eGrants Portal

Contact us

 

Training Announcement: E0705 Fundamentals of Grants Management

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

Dates:

  • June 8 - 10, 2020 - Postponed
  • Aug. 24 - 26, 2020 - Postponed

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) - Closed

F Y 2019 SAFER Open Application Period - Closed

FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grants - COVID-19 Supplemental - Closed

F Y 2019 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) Open Application Period - Open through 5/29/20

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 - 2018

AFG Application Guidance Materials

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

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

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

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 Home Page

FP&S Grant Award Announcements

FY 2018 Fire Prevention & Safety Application Guidance Materials

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 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 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 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 2020 – COVID-19 Supplemental

FY 2020 COVID-19 Supplemental Notice of Funding Opportunity Guidance Materials

The CARES Act authorizes $100 million in FY20 Assistance to Firefighters Grants – COVID-19 Supplemental funds for the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies for our nation’s first responders. Fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies were eligible to apply. The application period opened on April 28 and closed on May 15, 2020. AFG-S funds can be used to reimburse for the acquisition of eligible PPE after Jan. 1, 2020.

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 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.
Last Updated: 
06/01/2020 - 16:41