The application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program opens August 15. 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. The authority for AFG is derived from the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended. Congress appropriated $404,190,000 for the FY 2011 AFG (Public Law 112-10). FEMA strives to provide clear guidance and application tools to assist applicants.
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Disaster Prevention and Relief
Category Explanation: Preparedness Grant
Expected Number of Awards: 5000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $380,747,000
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 97.044 — Assistance to Firefighters Grant
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: Yes
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