FY2015 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)

Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) GrantsGrant Website

Grant Guidelines and Documents

Application Period: Apr. 4-May 6, 2016

Fire Safety Grants

The FY2015 FP&S application period will open on Monday, April 04, 2016 at 8 a.m. EST and will close on Friday, May 06, 2016 at 5 p.m. EST.

$34,000,000 Fire Grants to Enhance the Safety of the Public and Firefighters

The purpose of the FP&S Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development. In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA shall 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 FP&S Grant and the need to protect the United States as a whole

What this grant does for your agency

The objective of the FY 2015 FP&S Program is to award grants directly to eligible applicants in order to carry out fire prevention and education, fire code enforcement, fire and arson investigation, and firefighter safety, health programming, and prevention efforts.

FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in the two following activities. The NOFO provides potential applicants with application requirements and details for processing and evaluating applications for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.

Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: FP&S Activities are projects designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Accordingly, the 4 project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:

  • General Education/Awareness
  • Code Enforcement/Awareness
  • Fire & Arson Investigation
  • National/State/Regional Programs and Studies

Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity: R&D Activity Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The 5 project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:

  • Clinical Studies
  • Technology and Product Development
  • Database System Development
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Preliminary Studies

Agencies awarded the FY2015 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) receive funds to support projects in fire prevention and fire safety, as well as research and development activity.

  • Available Funding for the NOFO: $34,000,000
  • Projected number of Awards: 100
  • Period of Performance: 12-36 months
  • FP&S Activity: The period of performance for projects funded under the FP&S Activity is generally 12 months. Eligible applicants who propose complex projects, such as those under the national/regional/state Programs and Studies project category, may apply for up to a 24-month period of performance from the date of award.
  • R&D Activity: The period of performance for projects proposed under the R&D Activity is 12, 24, or 36 months from the date of award.
  • Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): July 1, 2016
  • Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): June 30,2017–June 30, 2019

Grant Eligibility

The following entities are eligible to apply directly to FEMA. For full eligibility criteria, see the FP&S Grant Guidelines:

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): Fire departments; and national, regional, state, local, tribal, and non-profit 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 under the FP&S Activity.
  • Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D): National, state, local, Native American tribal, and non-profit 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. Fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in the R&D Activity. Additionally, for-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a grant award under the R&D Activity.

Eligibility Criteria: FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in 2 activities:

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: FP&S Activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards.
  • Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity: R&D Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries.

About the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA’s mission is to support US 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. More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., May 6, 2016.

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Funding Opportunity Number: NOFO Number DHS-15-GPD-044-000-98. Apply for the FY2015 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S)

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