Public Safety Grant News 2016

 

$22,907,114 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 7 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

July 22, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 186 Round 7 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 6, was announced July 8. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $22,907,114 include:

 

  • $1,429, Training, Operations and Safety, Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia Falls, MT
  • $5,991, Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE) Operations and Safety, Dante Volunteer Fire Department, Dante, SD
  • $16,032, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Parsons Fire Department, Parsons, KS
  • $21,905, Training, Operations and Safety, City of Kennett Fire Department, Kennett, MO
  • $23,334, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Shaker Pines Fire Department, Enfield, CT
  • $34,770, Training, Operations and Safety, Gibson County Fire Department, Trenton, TN
  • $41,105, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, North Las Vegas Fire Department, North Las Vegas, NV
  • $78,572, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Mackinaw City Fire Department, Mackinaw City, MI
  • $123,086, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Claxton Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Powell, TN
  • $172,048, Vehicle Acquisition, Wilmot Fire & Rescue, Inc., Wilmot, OH
  • $234,858, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Mascoutah Volunteer Fire Department, Mascoutah, IL
  • $270,455, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, West Van Lear Vol. Fire Dept., West Van Lear, KY
  • $295,193, Equipment, Regional Request, Appalachia Fire Department, Appalachia, VA
  • $323,231, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • $476,191, Vehicle Acquisition, Newport Fire/EMS Department, Newport, KY
  • $603,371, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, West Palm Beach, FL
  • $745,082, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, West New York, NJ
  • $868,143, Vehicle Acquisition, Canastota Fire Department, Canastota, NY
  • $956,522, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • $1,227,273, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Ventura County Fire Protection District, Camarillo, CA
  • $2,000,000, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, Leesburg, VA

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

5 First Responder Grants Students and Clients Win Round 6 AFG Fire Grants

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

July 8, 2016 – Of the 340 Round 6 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced July 8, 2016, five were First Responder Grants clients and students.

 

The five departments have been awarded a combined $609,165 in AFG fire grants:

 

  • $20,500, Perrysburg FD, Ohio
  • $118,765, Calumet Park FD, Illinois
  • $154,200, Emerald Isle FD, North Carolina
  • $156,400, Andover FD, New Hampshire
  • $159,300, Village of Stickney FD, Illinois

 

First Responder Grants provides national grant-writing training, online grant classes, and one-on-one consulting with public safety organizations across the US. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America's public safety agencies win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding.

 

Congratulations to all the winners! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$43,057,501 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

July 8, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 340 Round 6 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 5, was announced June 17. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $43,057,501 include:

 

  • $4,000, Training, Operations and Safety, Wheaton Fire Department, Wheaton, MN
  • $8,000, Training, Operations and Safety, Wallington Fire Department, Wallington, NJ
  • $13,637, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Paramus Emergency Medical Services (Paramus EMS), Paramus, NJ
  • $21,334, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Big Mountain Fire District, Whitefish, MT
  • $31,818, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Constable Volunteer Firemen Inc., Constable, NY
  • $47,314, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Hillsboro Fire Protection District, Hillsboro, MO
  • $56,000, Training, Regional Request, Ypsilanti City Fire Department, Ypsilanti, MI
  • $63,392, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Shepherdstown, WV
  • $75,829, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Springfield Area Rescue Squad, Inc., Springfield, WV
  • $81,526, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Anamosa Volunteer Fire Department, Anamosa, IA
  • $95,455, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merion and Narberth, Ardmore, PA
  • $169,524, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Detroit Fire and Rescue, Detroit, AL
  • $247,827, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Whitman County Fire District 12, Pullman, WA
  • $380,953, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Macedonia Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Bonneau, SC
  • $422,948, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), State Fire Training Academy, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  • $434,783, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy, Ohio Department of Commerce, Reynoldsburg, OH
  • $609,740, Equipment, Regional Request, City of Hornell, Hornell, NY
  • $744,773, Modify Facilities and Equipment, Operations and Safety, City of Montgomery Fire/Rescue Department, Montgomery, AL
  • $857,143, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock, VA
  • $933,055, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Bloomsdale, MO

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$21,470,802 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 5 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

June 17, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 170 Round 5 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Round 4 was announced June 3, and no awards were announced June 10. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $21,470,802 include:

 

  • $11,429, Equipment, Dry Creek Volunteer Fire Dept INC, Booneville, MS
  • $14,182, Personal Protective Equipment, Huntsville Fire Department, Huntsville, OH
  • $23,810, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Crook County Fire and Rescue, Prineville, OR
  • $31,746, EMS Equipment ($34,920), Monroe County Ambulance, Waterloo, IL
  • $56,000, Training, Pierce County Fire Protection District #27, Anderson Island, WA
  • $74,286, Modify Facilities, Shawnee Township Fire Department, Lima, OH
  • $108,096, Personal Protective Equipment, Alpine Fire Department, Alpine, WY
  • $177,143, Vehicle Acquisition, Nashua Fire Department, Nashua, IA
  • $234,477, Modify Facilities, Pierce County Fire District No. 3, University Place, WA
  • $306,819, EMS Equipment, Beaufort County EMS, Beaufort, SC
  • $418,182, Training and Wellness and Fitness Programs, Cleveland Division of Fire, Cleveland, OH
  • $416,538, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Broward County Fire Rescue, Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • $500,000, Vehicle Acquisition, Lawrence Fire Department, Lawrence, MA
  • $809,569, Personal Protective Equipment, Wichita Falls Fire Department, Wichita Falls, TX
  • $832,701, Equipment, City of Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

3 First Responder Grants Students and Clients Win Round 4 AFG Fire Grants

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

June 7, 2016 – Of the 100 Round 4 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced June 4, 2016, three were First Responder Grants clients and students.

 

The Yucca Fire Department of Arizona is a First Responder Grants client. YFD received a $47,620 Operations and Safety Equipment for new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

 

In addition to YFD, 2 previous First Responder Grants students and clients won Operations and Safety Equipment fire grants for new Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). One award was for $1,121,873 as part of a regional grant. The other fire grant was for $531,819.

 

Congratulations to all the winners! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$28,795,066 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 4 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

June 3, 2016 – After a 2-week hiatus, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 100 Round 4 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $28,795,066 include:

 

  • $5,410, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Hamtramck Fire Department, Detroit, MI
  • $24,724, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Morongo Valley Community Services District/FD, Morongo Valley, CA
  • $61,143, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, New Hope Volunteer Fire Department, Toccoa, GA
  • $116,389, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Livingston Fire and Rescue/City of Livingston, Livinsgston, MT
  • $142,858, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Summit Station Fire Company #1, Summit Station, PA
  • $147,620, Vehicle Acquisition, Clay County Rescue Squad, Lineville, AL
  • $260,870, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • $500,000, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), State Fire Training Academy, Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, College Park, MD
  • $531,819, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Green Valley Fire District, Green Valley, AZ
  • $1,209,091, Vehicle Acquisition, City of Lowell Fire Department, Lowell, MA
  • $1,737,800, Training, Operations and Safety, Pittsburgh Bureau of Fire, Pittsburgh, PA

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Cost Share Guide

 

FEMA Grant News

 

May 25, 2016 – FEMA has developed a Hazard Mitigation Assistance Cost Share Guide for Applicants and Subapplicants applying for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants: Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA).

 

The Cost Share Guide compliments the HMA Guidance by providing an overview of the cost share requirements for each program and examples of various approaches for cost share strategies, such as donated resources, for the non-Federal cost share.

 

The Cost Share Guide is available from the FEMA website: Hazard Mitigation Assistance Cost Share Guide.

 

 

Scholarships to Attend the IACP 2016 Conference

 

Apply for a Professional Development Opportunity for Mid-Rank Law Enforcement Officers

 

May 20, 2016 – NIJ has partnered with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) to offer 10 merit-based scholarships for mid-rank law enforcement officers to attend the 2016 IACP Annual Conference and Expo in San Diego, California, as part of the Law Enforcement Advancing Data and Science (LEADS) program.

 

Selected officers will have access to exclusive education and networking opportunities in addition to full access to conference workshops and other related activities, including:

 

  • NIJ Saturday Session, "What Works and What Matters in Policing"
  • Participation in the IACP Research Advisory Committee meeting
  • Private roundtable events with IACP and NIJ leadership to discuss priorities in policing research
  • Orientation dinner with incoming and current scholars, NIJ, and IACP personnel
  • Attendance at the IACP Excellence in Law Enforcement Research Awards banquet

 

Application deadline: July 1, 2016

 

Learn more and apply.

 

Watch a brief video about the LEADS program.

 

 

3 First Responder Grants Clients Win Round 3 AFG Fire Grants

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

May 20, 2016 – Of the 277 Round 3 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced May 20, 2016, three were First Responder Grants clients:

 

  • The Lyndon Fire Protection District of Louisville, Kentucky received an $11,637 Operations and Safety Equipment fire grant for training props.
  • The Atwater Fire Department in Ohio received a $34,286 Operations and Safety Equipment fire grant for an SCBA compressor.
  • The Hillsboro Fire Protection District in Missouri received a $102,858 Vehicle Acquisition fire grant toward a brush truck.

 

Congratulations to all the winners! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$42,062,561 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 3 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

May 20, 2016 – After a 2-week hiatus, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 277 Round 3 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $42,062,561 include:

 

  • $3,334, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Whittier Fire and EMS, Whittier, AK
  • $45,239, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Springfield Valley Volunteer Fire Company, Springfield, WV
  • $88,516, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, Grass Valley, CA
  • $118,547, Equipment, Regional Request, Scarborough Fire Department, Scarborough, ME
  • $304,673, Equipment ($335,140), State Fire Training Academy, Delaware State Fire School, Dover, DE
  • $431,819, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Klamath County Fire District No. 1, Klamath Falls, OR
  • $856,819, Personal Protective Equipment, Operations and Safety, Indian River County Fire Rescue, Vero Beach, FL

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$8,329,798 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 2 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

May 6, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 70 Round 2 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $8,329,798 include:

 

  • $11,500, Americus Hose Company, Sunbury, PA, Training, Operations and Safety
  • $29,715, Wayne Fire Department, Wayne, MI, Personal Protective Equipment Operations and Safety
  • $53,613, Meigs County Emergency Medical Services, Pomeroy, OH, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $60,024, Applegate Valley Fire District, Jacksonville, OR, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety
  • $113,334, Marksville Fire Department, Marksville, LA, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $369,940, Baxter Fire Department, Baxter, TN, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition
  • $457,839, Alameda Fire Department, Alameda, CA, Personal Protective Equipment, Operations and Safety

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

First Responder Grants Client Wins Round 1 AFG Fire Grant

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

Apr. 29, 2016 – Of the 23 Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced Apr. 22, 2016, one was a First Responder Grants client.

 

The Hualapai Nation Emergency Services of the Hualapai Tribe in Arizona received a $69,048 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) fire grant.

 

Congratulations Hualapai Nation Emergency Services! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

$2,999,256 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 1 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

Apr. 22, 2016 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 23 Round 1 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $2,999,256 include:

 

  • $18,286, Longwood Fire Company, Kennett Square, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $21,564, Willow Grove Volunteer Fire Company, Willow Grove, Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $31,910, City of Portland Fire Department, Portland, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety
  • $59,091, City of Allen Park Fire Department, Allen Park, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $99,546, York City Department of Fire/Rescue Services, York, Training, Operations and Safety
  • $100,000, City of La Vergne Fire Department, La Vergne, Modify Facilities and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety
  • $113,044, Fire Service Training Bureau (Iowa Department of Public Safety), Des Moines, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy
  • $199,819, Erie Fire Department, Erie, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety
  • $294,326, San Gabriel Fire Department, San Gabriel, Personal Protective Equipment, Operations and Safety
  • $500,000, Georgia Public Safety Training Center/Georgia Fire Academy, Forsyth, State Fire Training Academy, Vehicle Acquisition

 

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

 

 

New Grant-Writing Class! Join Us in Fayetteville, Ohio, Oct. 8-9

 

Public Safety Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

Apr. 22, 2016 – Need training? We have a new grant-writing class on the schedule!

 

  • Are you tired of getting rejection notices for your grant applications?
  • Are you wondering why your applications to grant programs always seem to fail?
  • Do you need to know more about how to apply for grants to get the money your agency needs to properly train and equip your staff?

 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then join us in Fayetteville, OH, Oct. 8-9.

 

You'll receive 2 packed days of "meat and potatoes" grant-writing training about grants for public safety agencies and first responder organizations.

 

Come Get the Training, To Get the Grant, To Get the Gear!

 

This training is appropriate for all Fire, Rescue, EMS, Emergency Management Agency, Law Enforcement, or Corrections staff. The training is led by a retired public safety administrator who has 30 years of "on the streets" experience and who speaks in your language.

 

Come get the training that gives you the skills you need to write winning grants!

 

 

First-Round AFG Awards Expected Apr. 22

 

Fire Grant News - First Responder Grants

 

Apr. 21, 2016 – The first award round for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is expected to start Friday, Apr. 22, 2016! If you applied for AFG, any Friday now could be an award day.

 

Keep an eye on our Grant News page, Facebook page, and Twitter feed @FRGrants for the latest news and winners.

 

 

National Incident Management System Refresh: National Engagement Period

 

Public Safety Grant News - FEMA

 

Apr. 8, 2016 – FEMA’s National Integration Center is currently soliciting public feedback for the National Incident Management System (NIMS) refresh. This National Engagement Period will conclude at 5:00 pm EDT on May 9, 2016. National engagement provides an opportunity for interested parties to comment on the draft of the refreshed NIMS, so that it reflects the collective expertise and experience of the whole community.

 

NIMS provides a consistent and common approach and vocabulary to enable the whole community to work together seamlessly and manage all threats and hazards. NIMS applies to all incidents, regardless of cause, size, location or complexity.

 

The draft NIMS:

 

  • Reiterates the concepts and principles of the original 2004 version and the updated 2008 version;
  • Reflects and incorporates lessons learned from exercises and real world incidents and policy updates, such as the National Preparedness System and the 2013 NIMS
  • Intelligence/Investigation Function Guidance and Field Operations Guide;
  • Reflects progress in resource typing and mutual aid and builds a foundation for the development of a national qualification system;
  • Clarifies that NIMS is more than just the Incident Command System (ICS) and that it applies to all stakeholders with roles in incident management across all five mission areas (Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery);
  • Provides guidance on a common structure and activation levels for operations and coordination centers, including Emergency Operations Centers (EOC), through new Center Management System (CMS) guidance;
  • Note that while we will continue to track NIMS implementation, the adoption of CMS is not mandatory as part of preparedness grants;
  • Explains the relationship among ICS, CMS, and Multiagency Coordination Groups (MAC Groups); and
  • Enhances guidance on information management processes to improve data collection plans, social media integration and the use of geographic information systems (GIS).

 

FEMA is hosting a series of 60-minute engagement webinars to highlight key proposed changes to NIMS and answer participant questions about submitting feedback. All webinars are open to the whole community.

 

To review the draft of the refreshed NIMS and for additional webinar information, visit: www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system/national-engagement. To provide comments on the draft, complete the feedback form and submit it to FEMA-NIMS@fema.dhs.gov.

 

Thank you for your input and continued support. Together, we can make the nation more secure and resilient.

 

 

FY2015 AFG Applicants: Start Getting Ready for Award Notifications

 

ATTN: Fire and EMS agencies who have FY2015 AFG grant applications submitted!

 

Mar. 21, 2016 – Big news is afoot for FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) applicants! The AFG program is on an accelerated pace right now, says Senior Grants Consultant Kurt Bradley of First Responder Grants.

 

This is usually one of the first indications of pending awards starting to appear in an applicant's files. Requests to "Update 1199a" (the direct deposit form) have started to show up in some clients's files.

 

"That means that awards will be starting, most likely, in late April," says Bradley. "While reviewing files of our clients we noticed quite a few of the clients had warnings posted to 'update your profile.' This is not to be taken lightly. Be certain that your online profile with the FEMA portal is up-to-date and current right now, as they must be certain that their emails regarding your grant application are in fact being read and reacted to."

 

Bradley also recommends that your SAM.gov registration file has been updated and is current, as outdated or incorrect information can be a reason to delay or deny your award.

 

"Don't wait for AFG to tell you it needs to be updated," says Bradley. "Do it yourself so your award is not delayed."