Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Deadline Feb 4

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhancethe safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grants Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”) and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”). The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.

Current Closing Date for Applications: Feb 04, 2011
Expected Number of Awards:     200
Estimated Total Program Funding:     $35,000,000
Award Ceiling:     $1,000,000
Award Floor:     $0
CFDA Number(s):     97.044  —  Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:     Yes

Eligible Applicants
County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
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, Institutions of Higher Education, Community Organizations

http://www.firegrantsupport.com/docs/FY2010_FPSGuidance.pdf

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Assistance to Firefighters Grant, Deadline Feb 4

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