U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
01/21/22 5:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and territories fire departments, nonprofit or public EMS organizations, and fire training academies for equipment and training for emergency personnel. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations several weeks prior to the deadline.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is one of three grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The AFG Program accomplishes this by providing financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment. The AFG Program represents one part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Strategic Plan, the AFG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience.
In awarding grants, the FEMA Administrator is required to consider:
The objectives of the AFG Program are to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
The AFG Program has three activities:
GrantWatch ID#: 148687
Projected number of Awards: 2,500
Period of Performance: 24 months
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): May 1, 2022 (will vary based on award date)
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): April 30, 2024 (will vary based on award date)
Extensions to the period of performance are allowed.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications are processed through the FEMA GO system. To access the system, go to https://go.fema.gov/.
For technical assistance with the FEMA GO system, please contact the FEMA GO Helpdesk at email@example.com or (877) 611-4700, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. ET.
The AFG Program Help Desk can be contacted at (866) 274-0960 or by email at FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov.
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