US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
03/20/20 5:00 PM ET
Grants to USA and territories fire departments, nonprofit or public EMS organizations, and academies to improve the safety of firefighters. Applicants are advised to create or verify the required registrations at least several weeks prior to the deadline. Funding is intended to support equipment purchases and training.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 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) 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 (SFTA) 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 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the AFG Program supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.
In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA is required to consider the following:
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.
AFG has three activities:
For details on training priorities, see Appendix B: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1580139785975-1eaca08d87b3cb1bbd391166cc3abc5c/FY19AFGNOFO.pdf#page=33
GrantWatch ID#: 148687
Projected number of Awards: 2,500
Award Ceiling: $9,000,000
Period of Performance: Twelve months from the date of award. For additional information on period of performance extensions, refer to Section H.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): May 1, 2020
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): April 30, 2021
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Application Access Portal:
Applicants experiencing technical issues should notify the FEMA Help Desk as soon as possible. The AFG Help Desk can be reached at:
Complete the AFG EHP Screening form and submit to the EHP Office at:
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