FY 2016 Assistance to Firefighter Grants

September 12, 2016

Organization: Federal Emergency Management Agency
Solicitation Notice: 09/01/2016
Solicitation Period: 10/11/2016 – 11/18/2016 (Note: application period does not open until 10/11/2016)
Total Funding: $310,500,000
Award Range: Up to $3.45 million
Match: 5% -15%
Important Documents:

  • Click here to view the grant application checklist.
  • Click here to view the Notice of Funding Opportunity.
  • Click here to view the 2015/2016 comparison and summary.

Summary: The purpose of the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (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.

AFG has three activities:

  • Operations and Safety
  • Vehicle Acquisition
  • Regional Projects

Each activity has its own eligibility requirements. These requirements are outlined in Appendix B of the Grant Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA): Programmatic Information and Priorities.

Website Information:
Fema.gov – Assistance to Firefighters Grant

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