Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S)
|Deadline:||January 18, 2013|
Grants For Fire Prevention, Fire Safety Activities & Firefighter Safety Research
This grant opens for applications Dec. 17, 2012, to Jan. 18, 2013
Fire Grant Award Information
Up to $35,000,000 is expected to be available for fire grant awards under this program.
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 Grant (AFG) Program. 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 Grant Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities:
1. Activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”)
2. Projects aimed at improving firefighter safety, health and wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”)
The grants under FP&S will be awarded on a competitive basis. The appropriated funds are available for obligation by FEMA until September 30, 2013.
Eligible Categories for the FP&S Activities
- General Education/Awareness
- Fire & Arson Investigation
- Code Enforcement/Awareness
- National/State/Regional Programs and Studies
Eligible Categories for the R&D Projects
- Clinical Studies
- Technology and Product Development
- Database System Development
- Dissemination and Implementation Research
- Preliminary Studies
What this grant does for your agency
Agencies awarded the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) receive funds that aid in activities promoting community fire safety and reducing fire-related community and personnel injuries and fatalities.
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): Eligible applicants for this activity include fire departments, national, regional, state, local, Native American tribal organizations, and/or community organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. For-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a FP&S Grant Award.
Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D): Eligible applicants for this activity include national, regional, state, and local organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity.
The aforementioned entities are encouraged to apply, especially those that are recognized for their experience and expertise in firefighter safety, health, and wellness research and development activities.
Under the governing statute, fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in this activity. Additionally, for-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a R&D Grant Award.
FEMA’s mission is to support citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Grant applications are due no later than 5 p.m. EST, Friday, January 18, 2013.