The FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG)

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
10/26/2018
Organization: 
FEMA
Description: 

The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The program provides direct financial assistance to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). The funds provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.

In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA is required to consider the following:

  • The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP).
  • The degree to which an award will reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage by reducing the risks associated with fire related and other hazards.
  • The extent of an applicant’s need for an AFG grant and the need to protect the United States as a whole.
  • The number of calls requesting or requiring a firefighting or emergency medical response received by an applicant.
Category: 
fire-related hazards, emergency preparedness, public safety, firefighters
Funding Amount: 
up to $126,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Tribal fire departments and Nonaffiliated EMS organizations (including any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization) are included in eligible applicants