$34,500,000 in grants for fire prevention and fire safety
Grant Deadline: Fri., May 19, 2017
Up to 100 awards projected
Application period: Monday, April 17, 2017, 8 a.m. ET—Friday, May 19, 2017 at 5 p.m. ET.
The purpose of the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant 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; and
- The extent of an applicant’s need for an FP&S Grant and the need to protect the
United States as a whole.
FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities. This 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 four project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
- Community Risk Reduction (formerly General Education/Awareness);
- Code Enforcement/Awareness;
- Fire & Arson Investigation; and
- National/State/Regional Programs and Studies.
Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity: R&D projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
- Clinical Studies;
- Technology and Product Development;
- Database System Development;
- Dissemination and Implementation Research; and
- Preliminary Studies.
What this grant does for your agency
The objective of the FY 2016 FP&S Grant 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 and health programming and prevention efforts.
The FY 2016 FP&S Grant Program also plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System. The National Preparedness System is the instrument the Nation employs to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities in order to achieve the National Preparedness Goal (Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. Complex and far-reaching threats and hazards require a collaborative and whole community approach to national preparedness that engages individuals, families, communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based organizations, and all levels of government.
The guidance, programs, processes, and systems that support each component of the National Preparedness System allow for the integration of preparedness efforts that build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities and achieve the desired outcomes identified in the Goal while maintaining the civil rights of individuals.
The FY 2016 FP&S Grant Program’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas. Examples of tangible outcomes that may be seen for projects funded in FY2016 FP&S include building and sustaining core capabilities, such as Fire Management and Suppression and Long term Vulnerability Reduction.
Agencies awarded the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) receive a maximum federal share of $1.5 million.
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines. The following entities are eligible to apply directly to FEMA under this NOFO:
- 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 nonprofit 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.
FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities:
- Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): FP&S Projects 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): 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 our 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 applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EST, Fri., May 19, 2017.
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-GPD-044-000-98. Apply for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S)