The 2022 FEMA Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program closes a week from today on Feb 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Fire safety grants fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience.
According to the FEMA website, since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
The guidance document includes this overview:
…The AFG Program provides financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment. The AFG Program has awarded approximately $8.1 billion in grant funding to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience. Since FY 2018, the AFG Program has awarded more than 600 fire apparatuses, 102,000 personal protective equipment items, and 124,000 other fire equipment to over 3,800 unique recipients. During the same period, the AFG Program awarded 588 recipients approximately $90 million to modify department facilities or implement wellness and fitness
priorities to protect firefighter health. Information about success stories for this program can be found at Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program | FEMA.gov.
Applicable for AFG funding are compact handheld analyzers for identifying unknown materials which combine Raman and FTIR technologies, including those with scan delay. These rugged, lightweight, handheld instruments can identify a broad range of unknown chemicals and explosives in the field quickly, safely, and confidently. Gemini gives military personnel, bomb technicians, hazmat teams and first responders significant tactical advantage, helping them minimize time on target and confidently make life-saving decisions.
Because we don’t want you to miss this opportunity to secure funds to help prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards, we are offering free assistance with preparing your grant proposal, including:
- Grant research customized to your department’s needs
- Free consulting from Senior Grant Consultants
- Free grant application help and review services
- Free online grant writing training
For assistance with preparing your grant proposal…
click here and please complete the form.
Application Deadline is Feb 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET