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

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants, Deadline Oct. 31

Good Neighbor Citizenship® Company Grants may be awarded to:

  • Educational institutions
  • Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with State Farm’s charitable focus.
  • 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations
  • 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies
  • 501(c)(6) chambers of commerce

State Farm grant applications for 2018 will be available beginning Friday, September 1, 2017 through Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

Nationally, we support communities through social investments and countrywide relationships. At a local level, our company grants focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

Safety Grants

State Farm values the importance of keeping our neighbors safe.

Funding is directed toward:

  • Auto and roadway safety
  • Teen Driver Education
  • Home safety and fire prevention
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Disaster recovery

Community Development

Strong neighborhoods are the foundation of a strong society. We’re committed to maintaining the vibrancy of our communities by assisting nonprofits that support: affordable housing, first time homeowners, neighborhood revitalization, financial literacy, job training, and small business development. Through community outreach and community development grants and investments, State Farm gives back to the neighborhoods it serves and helps develop stronger neighborhoods by reinvesting in the community. Our funding is directed toward:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Job training
  • Neighborhood Revitalization
  • Small business Development
  • Financial Literacy
  • First Time Homeownership

Education Grants

Additionally, we support efforts to provide all children with an education that will allow them to reach their greatest potential and prepare them to participate in a nation and economy that continues as a global leader. We fund three types of grants for K-12 public schools.

  • Teacher Development
  • Service-Learning
  • Education Reform/Systemic Improvement

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

State Farm Good Neighbor Grants, Deadline Oct. 31

SAFER Firefighter Grants, Deadline Feb. 10

The SAFER grant program is composed of two activities:
Hiring of Firefighters – Career, combination, and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply
Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters – Combination fire departments; volunteer fire departments; and national, state, local, or tribal organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply

Eligible Applicants
• Volunteer fire departments and combination fire departments may apply for funding under both the Hiring of Firefighters Activity and the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity. Separate applications must be completed for each activity. Applicants are limited to one application per activity, per application period. If an applicant submits two applications for the same activity during a single application period, both applications will be disqualified.
• Career fire departments may only apply for funding under the Hiring of Firefighters Activity. Applicants are limited to one application per application period. If an applicant submits two applications, both applications will be disqualified.
• Municipalities and fire districts may submit applications on behalf of fire departments lacking the legal status to do so, such as those under the support of the municipality or district. The municipality or fire district may submit only one application for hiring per application period for each eligible fire department within the municipality or fire district.
• National, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters and individual fire departments (volunteer or combination) may only apply for funding under the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity. Applicants are limited to one application per application period. If an applicant submits two applications, both applications will be disqualified.

Cost-share may be required. Contact us for more information about this program. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

SAFER Firefighter Grants, Deadline Feb. 10

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, Deadline Jan. 15

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is responsible for the implementation and administration of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by providing direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.

Eligible Applicants

Fire Departments: Fire departments operating in any of the 56 states, which include any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or, any federally-recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization are eligible applicants. A Fire Department is an agency or organization having a formally recognized arrangement with a state, territory, local, or tribal authority (city, county, parish, fire district, township, town, or other governing body) to provide fire suppression to a population within a geographically fixed primary first due response area. Nonaffiliated EMS organizations: Nonaffiliated EMS organizations operating in any of the 56 states, which include any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; or, any federally-recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization are eligible applicants. A nonaffiliated EMS organization is an agency or organization that is a public or private nonprofit emergency medical services entity providing medical transport, that is not affiliated with a hospital and does not serve a geographic area in which emergency medical services are adequately provided by a fire department.

Eligibility Criteria

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

Cost Share

Recipient cost sharing is generally required as described below. In general, eligible applicant shall agree to make available in non-federal funds, an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant awarded, except for entities serving small communities:

• When serving a jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer, the applicant shall agree to make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to and not less than 5 percent of the grant awarded.

• When serving a jurisdiction of more than 20,000 residents, but not more than 1,000,000 residents, the applicant shall agree to make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to and not less than 10 percent of the grant awarded.

• When serving a jurisdiction of more than 1,000,000 residents, the applicant shall agree to
provide non-federal funds in an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant
awarded.
The cost share for SFTAs will be based on the total population of the State.

Narrative Evaluation Criteria

1. Financial Need (25%) Applicants should describe their financial need and how consistent it is with the intent of the AFG Program. This statement should include details describing the applicant’s financial distress, summarizing budget constraints, unsuccessful attempts to secure other funding, and proving the financial distress is out of their control.

2. Project Description and Budget (25%) This statement should clearly explain the applicant’s project objectives and its relationship to the applicant’s budget and risk analysis. The applicant should describe the various activities applied for with respect to any program priority or facility modifications, making sure they are consistent with project objectives, the applicant’s mission and national, state, and/or local requirements. Applicants should link the proposed expenses to operations and safety, as well as the completion of the project goals.

3. Operations and Safety/Cost Benefit (25%) Applicants should describe how they plan to address the operations and personal safety needs of their organization, including cost effectiveness and sharing assets. This statement should also include details about gaining the maximum benefits from grant funding by citing reasonable or required costs, like specific overhead and administrative costs. The applicant’s request should also be consistent with their mission and identify how funding will benefit their organization and affected personnel.

4. Statement of Effect/Impact on Daily Operations (25% ) This statement should explain how this funding request will enhance an organization’s overall effectiveness. It should address how this request will improve daily operations and reduce an organization’s common risk(s). Applicants should include how frequently the requested item(s) will be used and in what capacity. Applicants should also indicate how the requested item(s) will help the community and increase an organization’s ability to save additional lives and property.

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

Assistance to Firefighters, Deadline Jan. 15

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Deadline Dec. 6

Eligible Applicants
The following entities are eligible to apply directly to FEMA
under this solicitation:
Fire Department
Nonaffiliated EMS organization
State Fire Training Academy

Type of Funding Instrument – Grant
Select the applicable requirement: Cost Share

NOTE:Grantee cost sharing, unless modified by waiver,shall be either 5%, 10%, or15% and shall be based on the population of the jurisdiction(s) served by the applicant(s).

Here is a comprehensive guide to this program.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Deadline Dec. 6

Assistance to Firefighters Grants – Pre-App Webinar

FY 2013 ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS GRANT WORKSHOPS SCHEDULE
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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