The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Since 2000, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. The Grant Programs Directorate of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administers the grants in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
Available Funding: $288,828,075
Application Period Opens: November 4, 2013 @ 8 AM EDT
Application Deadline: December 6, 2013@ 5 PM EDT
Period of Performance: 12 Months
Matching Requirement: CASH only
Based on population:
<20,000 – 5%
20,001 – 1,000,000 – 10%
>1,000,001 – 15%
Anticipated Award Date: February 10, 2014
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