Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Deadline Feb. 2, 2018

The FY 2017 AFG application period will open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 8 AM ET and will close on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 PM ET.

The AFG Program also addresses the following Core Capabilities of the National Preparedness Goal:
•Fire Management and Suppression
•Environmental Response/Health and Safety
•Threats and Hazards Identification
•Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
•Operational Coordination
•Operational Communications
•Mass Search and Rescue Operations
•Community Resilience
•Long-term Vulnerability Reduction

AFG has three activities:
•Operations and Safety
•Vehicle Acquisition
•Regional Projects

Each activity has its own eligibility requirements.

In general, eligible applicants shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out an AFG award in an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant awarded. Exceptions to this general requirement apply to entities serving smaller communities as follows:
•When serving a jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer, the applicantshall agree to make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to andnot less than 5 percent of the grant awarded;
•When serving a jurisdiction of more than 20,000 residents, but not more than1,000,000 residents, the applicant shall agree to make available non-federal fundsin an amount equal to and not less than 10 percent of the grant awarded;

Contact us for more information about this program. To learn more about please visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Deadline Feb. 2, 2018

First Responders CARA Grants, Deadline July 31

The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state,tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

Eligible applicants include States, American Indian/Alaska Native tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations, and local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.

Funding Mechanism: Cooperative Agreement
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Up to $10,423,364 per year
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 30
Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $250,000 – $800 000 per year
Length of Project: Up to 4 years
Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

Contact us for more information on this program. To learn more about GFA please visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

First Responders CARA Grants, Deadline July 31

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). Grant funding focuses on critically needed resources to protect the public; training emergency personnel, fostering interoperability, supporting community resilience, as well as enhancing (through direct financial assistance) public safety and providing a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Eligible Applicants:    City or township governments, County governments
Fire Departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations, State Fire Training Academies

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $310,500,000

Expected Number of Awards:    2500

The application deadline for this program is November 18. For more information please contact us. To learn more GFA, visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18

SAFER Firefighter Grant, Deadline March 25

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments’ abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720).

This grant program is now open, with applications due by March 25. Contact us for more information. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

SAFER Firefighter Grant, Deadline March 25

Assistance to Firefighters Grants – Pre-App Webinar

FY 2013 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
________________________________________
FEMA is currently providing technical assistance to help organizations prepare for the upcoming FY 2013 application period schedule to run later this fall. Workshops are designed to provide valuable information and insights to potential applicants understand the FY 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program, and its funding priorities. The schedule is dynamic and workshops will be added, repeated and varied in day and time to allow for the widest possible participation and anticipated demand.

Presentation topics will include:
•    Programmatic changes since FY 2012
•    Funding priorities
•    AFG funding opportunities
•    Application evaluation criteria
•    SAM.gov registration

MICHIGAN REGION FIVE SCHEDULE
Conference Call with Webinar Workshops
•    Registration is required to participate
•    Each workshop is approximately 1 – 2 hours in length
•    Selected workshops will also offer visual material via your web browser (Webinar).

9/17/2013    To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755# Webinar will be Central Time
  • FEMA Region 5,       7:00 pm

9/18/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       1:00 pm

9/18/2013   To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       7:00 pm

9/19/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       7:00 pm

9/21/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       9:00 am

9/23/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       1:00 pm

9/24/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       7:00 pm

9/25/2013     To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       1:00 pm

9/26/2013    To join the meeting use this link and call into the conference number.

  • https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinar-regionv/ Conference Number(s): 1-800-320-4330
  • Participant Code-845755#
  • Webinar will be Central Time      FEMA Region 5,       7:00 pm
Assistance to Firefighters Grants – Pre-App Webinar

Fire Prevention & Safety Research Grants, Deadline Jan. 18

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are separated into two Activities.  Projects that can be funded are:

    Fire Prevention and Safety: Applicants can apply for up to three projects. Examples of eligible projects include: Smoke Alarms, Sprinkler Awareness, Public Education campaigns, Code Enforcement/Awareness, Firefighter Safety, Training, Wildfire Prevention /Awareness, Arson Prevention/Awareness, Risk Assessments, and General Prevention/Awareness. Applicants requesting Risk Assessments are precluded from applying for additional projects. Fire departments are subject to the same cost-share requirements as under the AFG Grants.

    Firefighter Safety Research and Development: Applicants can apply for a grant with up to a three-year period of performance, but are limited to $1 million per application. For multi-year projects, they can divide the $1 million over the period of performance however they deem necessary. Projects must address injury outcomes or provide a strong justification the proposed outcomes can be linked to injury outcomes. Behavioral, Clinical, and Social Science studies, Database/Data Collection and analysis projects/systems, Technology and Product Development Studies, and research regarding dissemination and implementation of effective programs and projects and preliminary studies are all examples of eligible projects.

Applicants must submit only one application during this application period and may include requests for either one or both activities.

 

Is there a cost share for fire departments?

Yes. Fire departments are subject to the same cost-share requirements applied under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. Fire departments may only apply in the Fire Prevention and Safety Activity. 15 U.S.C. 2229(b) (6). Fire departments serving populations of less than 20,000 must match the federal grant funds with an amount of nonfederal funds equal to five percent of the total project cost. Fire departments serving areas with a population between 20,000 and 50,000, inclusive, must match the federal grant funds with an amount of nonfederal funds equal to ten percent of the total project cost. Fire departments serving populations over 50,000 must match the federal grant funds with an amount of nonfederal funds equal to twenty percent of the total project cost. All nonfederal funds must be in cash, i.e., in-kind contributions are not eligible. No waivers of this requirement will be granted except for applicants located in Insular Areas as provided for in 48 U.S.C. 1469a.

Will there be a cost share requirement for national, regional, state, local or community organizations this year?

No. There is no cost share for grants under the Fire Prevention and Safety Activity nor the Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity to eligible national, regional, state, local, or community organizations (other than fire departments as described above). Private and public nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, nonfederal governmental organizations, and nongovernmental organizations are eligible to apply for funding, and there is no cost share required for these organizations under either FP&S Grant Activity. The Federal share for FP&S Grants is limited to $1,000,000 per application.

You can find more details at: http://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants

Fire Prevention & Safety Research Grants, Deadline Jan. 18

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline July 6

Nation’s first LEED Gold fire station; site engineering, construction oversight, materials testing by GFA

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. The purpose of AFG is to enhance through financial assistance the safety of the public and firefighters regarding fire and fire-related hazards. FEMA strives to provide clear guidance and application tools to assist applicants. This package provides an overview of AFG, the grant application information, and an explanation of FEMA requirements for a successful grant request.

Eligible Applicants

County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Fire Departments and Non-Affiliated Emergency Medical organizations

Contact us for more information!

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline July 6

Volunteer Fire Grants, Due June 15

Michigan Volunteer Fire Assistance

Application Due Date: 06/15/2011

Program Objective(s): To assist fire departments in acquiring fire fighting equipment for local communities.

Eligibility: Fire departments in rural communities with populations of 10,000 or less and that have publicly-owned forested land within protection area.

Application Process:

  • 1.Local fire department makes application to Division’s Management Unit Office. Applications are mailed to fire departments during the application period.
  • 2. Management Unit prioritizes applications within unit and forwards to Division.
  • 3. Division office prioritizes applications Statewide and awards grants.
  • 4. Fire department purchases equipment and sends documentation to Division.
  • 5. Division pays 50 percent of the cost, up to allocation amount.

Deadline(s): Applications by June 15 of each year; project completion by August 1 of the following year.

Timeline(s): Grantees are notified of a grant award by November 15

Dollar Amount(s) Available: No minimum or maximum amount.

Source(s) of Funds: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Forest Service.

Contact(s): Forest, Mineral and Fire Management Division, Jack Schultz 517-373-1218 schultzc1@michigan.gov.

Volunteer Fire Grants, Due June 15

Rural Emergency Responders Initiative – USDA Rural Development

USDA Rural Development, through its community facilities program, provides funding for the Rural Emergency Responders Initiative to specifically strengthen the ability of rural communities to respond to local emergencies. The community facilities program funds are used to support rural emergency responder efforts by financing needed equipment and services. These funds are available to public bodies, non-profit organizations, and recognized Indian tribes.

Funds may be used to finance equipment, vehicles, and/or buildings for the following types of projects:

  • Fire Protection
  • Rescue/Ambulance
  • Law Enforcement
  • Civil Defense/Early Warning Systems
  • Mobile/Stationary Communications
  • Emergency Responders Training Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Outpatient Care
  • Physician’s Clinics
  • Migrant Health Centers
  • Healthcare Office Buildings
  • County Health Department Offices
  • Food Preparation Distribution Centers
  • Animal Shelters

Rural Development, through its community facilities program, provides financial assistance to develop essential community facilities for public use in rural areas. These facilities include schools, libraries, childcare, hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities, fire and rescue stations, police stations, community centers, public buildings and transportation.
These funds are available to public bodies, non-profit organizations, and recognized Indian tribes.

Purchase or Construction includes:
– Jail
– Fire Trucks
– Fire Department Buildings
– Police Stations
– Multi Service Buildings FRPS
– Mobile Communications Center
– Civil Defense Buildings
– Rescue and Ambulance Service Buildings
– Rescue and Ambulance and Equipment
– Service Communications Centers
– Architectural & Engineering fees, right of way and easements

Contact us for more information!

Rural Emergency Responders Initiative – USDA Rural Development