Public Safety Grant News

 

Round 10 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 22, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 10 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 17 fire grants totaling $40,103,547, including:

 

  • Mosquito Fire Protection District, Placerville, CA, Hiring, $1,089,997
  • City of Inkster Fire Department, Inkster, MI, Hiring, $1,682,760
  • Orange County Fire Authority, Irvine, CA, Hiring, $3,691,527
  • Detroit (MI) Fire Department, Detroit, MI, Hiring, $5,136,636
  • City of Hartford Fire Department, Hartford, CT, Hiring, $11,067,070

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 17 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 22, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 17 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 79 fire grants totaling $18,921,802, including:

 

  • Ringwood Volunteer Fire Co. #1, Ringwood, NJ, Operations and Safety, $7,143, Equipment ($7,500)
  • St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 5, Folsom, LA, Regional Request, $43,182
  • Skagit County Fire Protection District #5, Bow, WA, Operations and Safety, $111,860, Equipment ($108,250)
  • Havre Fire Department, Havre, MT, Vehicle Acquisition, $485,715, Vehicle Acquisition ($510,000)
  • Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA, Operations and Safety, $2,625,344, Training ($45,000)

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 5 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 15, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 5 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 1 fire grant, totaling $329,378, to the VT DPS, Div. Fire Safety, Public Education, of Waterbury, VT.

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 9 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 15, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 9 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 8 fire grants totaling $2,779,060:

 

  • Oakridge Fire & EMS, Oakridge, OR, Recruitment, $18,627
  • Lancaster Fire Department, Lancaster, NY, Recruitment, $42,066
  • Corinth-Shiloh Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Seneca, SC, Recruitment, $159,565
  • Corinth Holders Vol. Fire Dept., Zebulon, NC, Recruitment, $175,700
  • Crooked River Ranch Fire & Rescue, Terrebonne, OR, Recruitment, $183,688
  • Oxford Fire Department, Oxford, MI, Recruitment, $333,706
  • Chelan Fire & Rescue, Chelan, WA, Recruitment, $924,308
  • North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, Greensboro, NC, Recruitment, $941,400

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

House Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

Sept. 13, 2017 – On Tuesday, September 12th, the House approved by voice vote H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-9), creates a specialized national registry to provide researchers and epidemiologists with the tools and resources they need to improve research collection activities related to the monitoring of cancer incidence among firefighters...

 

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4 First Responder Grants Clients Win $1,676,900 in FY2016 Fire Act Grant Awards

 

Fire Grant News from First Responder Grants

 

Sept. 8, 2017 - 4 departments who have worked with First Responder Grants have won a total of $1,676,900 in fire grants during FY2016 AFG, SAFER, and FP&S fire grant awards announced Sept. 8, 2017:

 

  • Port Security Grant, South Marin Co. FD, CA, $750,000
  • AFG Interoperable Communications Grant, Monterey FPD, CA, $704,000
  • AFG Vehicle Acquisition for New Tanker, Obion FD, TN, $198,000
  • Ithaca FD, NY, $24,900

 

These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that's not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.

 

 

Round 4 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 4 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 33 fire grants totaling $21,069,606, including:

 

  • Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown, MA, Fire Prevention, $10,475
  • Saginaw Fire Department, Saginaw, MI, Fire Prevention, $32,381
  • Vincennes City Fire Department, Vincennes, IN, Fire Prevention, $166,205
  • CFAI-Risk, Inc., Chantilly, VA, Fire Prevention, $1,000,000
  • Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, Research, $1,500,000

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 8 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 8 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 15 fire grants totaling $4,843,112, including:

 

  • Stillwater Fire Department, Stillwater, MN, Recruitment, $35,100
  • Naples Fire Dept., Naples, NY, Recruitment, $68,550
  • Pinal Rural Fire Rescue & Medical District, Mammoth, AZ, Recruitment, $230,900
  • Snowville Volunteer Fire Department, Snowville, UT, Recruitment, $501,000
  • Tarpon Springs Fire Rescue, Tarpon Springs, FL, Hiring, $692,714

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 16 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 8, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 16 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 366 fire grants totaling $52,692,899, including:

 

  • Mcadoo Fire Co.Inc, Mcadoo, PA, Operations and Safety, $5,834, Training
  • City of New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford, MA, Operations and Safety, $74,000, Equipment
  • East 52 Vol. Fire Dept., Celina, TN, Regional Request, $258,949
  • Oakridge Fire & EMS, Oakridge, OR, Vehicle Acquisition, $430,306
  • Charter Township of Comstock Fire & Rescue, Galesburg, MI, Regional Request, $860,344, Equipment

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 3 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 1, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 3 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 53 fire grants totaling $9,506,492, including:

 

  • Burlington Community Fire Protection District, Burlington, IL, Fire Prevention, $3,772
  • Bristol Fire Company, Bristol, PA, Fire Prevention, $31,905
  • Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, Stillwater, OK, Fire Prevention, $155,314
  • Baltimore County Fire Department, Towson, MD, Fire Prevention, $589,048
  • University Auxiliary and Research Services Corpora, San Marcos, CA, Fire Prevention, $958,249

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 7 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Sept. 1, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 7 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 97 fire grants totaling $61,236,103, including:

 

  • Greenwood Rural Volunteer Fire Dept., Weatherford, TX, Recruitment, $22,600
  • Highfalls Fire Rescue Incorporated, Bennett, NC, Recruitment, $154,980
  • Oak Creek Fire Department, Oak Creek, WI, Hiring, $533,554
  • South Kitsap Fire Rescue, Port Orchard, WA, Hiring, $1,601,762
  • City of Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix, AZ, Hiring, $5,389,627

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 2 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 18, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 2 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 10 fire grants totaling $800,291, including:

 

  • Kent Fire Department, Kent, OH, Fire Prevention, $8,095
  • Hallandale Beach Fire Rescue, Hallandale Beach, FL, Fire Prevention, $12,858
  • Hall County Fire Services, Gainesville, GA, Fire Prevention, $23,129
  • City of Meridian Fire Department, Meridian, MS, Fire Prevention, $53,253
  • Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, Miami, FL, Fire Prevention, $247,620

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 6 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 18, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 6 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 48 fire grants totaling $38,688,601, including:

 

  • New Holland Volunteer Fire Department. Inc, Batesburg, SC, Recruitment, $10,000
  • Springfield Fire Department, Springfield, MO, Hiring, $654,505, 8/18/17
  • Windsor Fire Protection District, Windsor , CA, Recruitment, $930,840, 8/18/17
  • Fauquier County Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Warrenton, VA, Hiring, $2,589,573, 8/18/17
  • Vallejo Fire Department, Vallejo, CA, Hiring, $3,912,750

 

Subsequent SAFER fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 15 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 18, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 15 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 88 fire grants totaling $10,684,975, including:

 

  • Royston Fire Department, Royston, GA, Operations and Safety, $6,662, Equipment
  • Potosi Volunteer Fire Dept., Inc., Potosi, WI, Regional Request, $40,228, Training
  • City of Pleasant Grove Fire Department, Pleasant Grove, UT, Operations and Safety, $161,182, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Willard Fire Protection District, Willard, MO, Regional Request, $233,773
  • Montgomery County Fire Protection District #1, Mount Sterling, KY, Vehicle Acquisition, $840,910

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

FY 2017 Mitigation Grant Application Cycle: Lessons Learned and Best Practices for Application Development

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 14, 2017 – FEMA's 90-minute webinar was held on August 2 and 3, 2017. It reviewed lessons learned and best practices identified during the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 mitigation grant cycle to assist in the development of applications for the FY 2017 Grant Cycle. It presented an overview of the results of the FY 2016 mitigation grant cycle, with a focus on common issues and best practices identified across all project types with an in-depth walk through of the innovative Drought and Flood Mitigation Projects (Green Infrastructure, Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Flood Diversion and Storage, and Floodplain and Stream Restoration).

 

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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Application Period Now Open

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 14, 2017 – Beginning on August 14, 2017, the open application period began for 2 competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs. Eligible applicants including territories, federally-recognized tribes, states and local governments may apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grants at https://portal.fema.gov through 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 14, 2017.

 

FMA grants are available to implement measures to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). For FY 2017, $160 million is available, including $70 million for community flood mitigation activities that address flooding on a neighborhood level, such as floodwater diversion and localized flood-control measures as well as advance assistance for mitigation design and development of community flood mitigation projects. The remainder of funds will be used for mitigation planning, technical assistance and mitigating Severe Repetitive Loss and Repetitive Loss structures, which include elevation, acquisition, and relocation projects.

 

PDM grants are awarded for all-hazard mitigation planning and projects, such as the construction of community and residential safe rooms for tornados, and wind retrofits, which are enhancements made to strengthen the roof, walls and doors of structures to minimize damage caused by high winds. This year, $90 million is available, including $10 million for federally-recognized tribes. States, territories and the District of Columbia may apply for the statutory allocation of up to $575,000 federal share. The remainder of funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with an emphasis on mitigation activities that complement the post-disaster funding available under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and the flood mitigation funding from the FMA program.

 

To help with the development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance applications multiple tools have been created including fact sheets, benefit cost analysis guidance and job aids.

 

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Round 5 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 11, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 5 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 35 fire grants totaling $12,724,427, including:

 

  • Kirksville Volunteer Fire Department, Richmond, KY, Recruitment, $1,800
  • North Saint Paul Fire Department, North Saint Paul, MN, Recruitment, $40,000
  • Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Kelso, WA, Recruitment, $376,500
  • Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department, Hyattsville, MD, Recruitment, $699,000
  • City of Dearborn, Dearborn, MI, Hiring, $1,795,092

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 14 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 11, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 14 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 113 fire grants totaling $16,222,124, including:

 

  • Upper Cane Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Fruithurst, AL, Operations and Safety, $7,620, Training
  • West Dummerston Volunteer Fire Department, West Dummerston, VT, Vehicle Acquisition, $76,096
  • Chester Volunteer Fire Department, Chester, NE, Regional Request, $180,000, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • St. Helena Parish 6th Ward Fire Protection District, Kentwood, LA, Vehicle Acquisition, $398,096
  • Cedar Mountain Fire Protection District, Duck Creek Village, UT, Vehicle Acquisition, $744,762

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 1 FY16 FP&S Fire Prevention Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 10, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 1 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program (FP&S). FEMA awarded 7 fire grants totaling $2,794,233:

 

  • Springfield Fire Department, Springfield, IL, Fire Prevention, $26,714
  • City of Dayton Fire Department, Dayton, OH, Fire Prevention, $129,405
  • State of Tennessee, State Fire Marshal's Office, Nashville, TN, Fire Prevention, $266,667
  • Electrical Safety Foundation International, Rosslyn, VA, Fire Prevention, $332,790
  • Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation, Pasadena, CA, Fire Prevention, $401,912
  • Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA, Fire Prevention, $684,364
  • Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA, Fire Prevention, $952,381

 

Subsequent FP&S fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest FP&S news.

 

 

Round 4 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 4, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 4 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 32 fire grants totaling $58,963,640, including:

 

  • Cambridge Volunteer Fire Department, Cambridge, WI, Recruitment, $61,500
  • Kingston Fire District, Kingston, RI, RI, Recruitment, $168,100
  • Altoona Fire Department, Altoona, IA, Hiring, $714,433
  • City of El Paso - Fire Department, El Paso, TX, Hiring, $2,511,496
  • City of Tampa- Tampa Fire Rescue Department, Tampa, FL, Hiring, $6,082,676

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 13 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

Aug. 4, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 13 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 25 fire grants totaling $2,377,569, including:

 

  • Stitzer-Liberty Fire Dept., Stitzer, WI, Operations and Safety, $5,540, Equipment
  • Bertha Fire Department, Bertha, MN, Operations and Safety, $38,000, Equipment
  • Highland Ambulance EMS, Goshen, MA, Regional Request, $192,728, Equipment
  • Gateway-Unaweep Fire Protection District, Gateway, CO, Vehicle Acquisition, $285,715
  • Mason County Ruarl Fire Authority, Custer, MI, Operations and Safety, $416,667, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Senate Passes Firefighter Grants Reauthorization

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

Aug. 3, 2017 – On August 2, 2017, the Senate approved S. 829, the AFG and SAFER Reauthorization Act, by unanimous consent. The legislation, which was unanimously approved by the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on May 17th, reauthorizes the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG), the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant programs through Fiscal Year 2023. Additionally, the legislation removes a “sunset” provision in the current authorizing statute that would eliminate the programs on January 2, 2018.

 

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Round 3 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 28, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 3 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 167 fire grants totaling $34,514,001, including:

 

  • Absecon, City Fire Company No. 1, Absecon, NJ, Regional Request, $28,091, Equipment
  • Jefferson Rural Fire Protection District, Jefferson, OR, Operations and Safety, $14,000, Equipment
  • Roanoke Fire-EMS, Roanoke, VA, Operations and Safety, $1,000,000, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Vacaville Fire Department, Vacaville, CA, Regional Request, $1,575,038, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • City Of Hazard Fire Department, Hazard, KY, Vehicle Acquisition, $209,524

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 12 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 28, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 12 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 70 fire grants totaling $97,137,314, including:

 

  • Middlesex Volunteer Fire Department, Middlesex, NC, Hiring, $142,117
  • Grant County Fire District #3, Quincy, WA, Hiring, $296,787
  • St. George Fire Protection District, Baton Rouge, LA, Hiring, $1,090,242
  • Sterling Heights Fire Department, Sterling Heights, MI, Hiring, $2,621,292
  • Jacksonville Fire Rescue, Jacksonville, FL, Hiring, $8,283,086

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

CFSI Releases Fire Service White Paper: Document To Be Shared With Lawmakers To Increase Their Understanding of the Fire and Emergency Services

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

July 24, 2017 – The Congressional Fire Services Institute has recently released a white paper that will be distributed to members of Congress and federal agency officials. The title of the paper is “Understanding the Roles, Challenges, and Needs of Our Nation’s Fire and Emergency Services”. Thirty-five member organizations of the CFSI National Advisory Committee (NAC) co-signed the paper developed by the CFSI staff and task group comprised of NAC members.

 

“This document contains important information that we want to share with members of Congress,” said CFSI Executive Director Bill Webb. “It is intended to educate them about the challenges facing the fire service in protecting our communities and convey the importance of continued federal support for our local fire and emergency services departments.”

 

Download the white paper (PDF)

 

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House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Spending Bill

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

July 21, 2017 – On Tuesday, July 18th, the House Appropriations Committee approved legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security for Fiscal Year 2018. The $44.3 billion spending bill represents a nearly $2 billion increase in spending for the Department compared to the current fiscal year...

 

The bill would fund the Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs at...

 

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Round 2 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 21, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 2 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 46 fire grants totaling $23,780,131, including:

 

  • Calabash Fire Department, Calabash, NC, Hiring, $171,616
  • Hoodland Fire District #74, Welches, OR, Hiring, $301,389
  • Barrington Fire Department, Barrington, RI, Hiring, $523,542
  • Fairfield Fire Department, Fairfield, OH, Hiring, $810,122
  • City of Bella Vista Fire Department, Bella Vista, AR, Hiring, $959,854

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 11 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 21, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 11 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 127 fire grants totaling $27,518,031, including:

 

  • Tallahassee Volunteer Fire Protection, Canon City, CO, Operations and Safety, $14,806, Equipment
  • Kunkle Fire Company, Inc., Dallas, PA, Regional Request, $97,143, Equipment
  • Athens Township Fire Department, Athens, MI, Regional Request, $497,160, Equipment
  • Crocker Fire Protection District, Crocker, MO, Operations and Safety, $133,334, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Santa Maria City Fire Department, Santa Maria, CA, Vehicle Acquisition, $988,410, Vehicle Acquisition

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Mitigation Success Stories Wanted

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

July 18, 2017 – In January 2017, FEMA launched the Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) External Stakeholder Workgroup (ESWG). The HMA ESWG is comprised of representatives from FEMA regions, states, Indian tribes, territories, and local mitigation stakeholders who share their perspectives on HMA priorities, issues, and program resources, and help inform communication strategies on the HMA programs.

 

As part of carrying out their work, the ESWG members have formed subgroups to focus on specific topics. One subgroup, the Online HMA Knowledge and Support Forum, is working to create an online resource where information can be exchanged, conversations encouraged, and HMA applicants can find peer-to-peer advice and guidance. One aspect of this work is identify and promote HMA project success stories. As part of this, the ESWG is requesting mitigation stakeholders submit success stories in your community, your organization, or a partner in mitigation you’ve met along the way.

 

FEMA is looking for success stories with the following in mind:

 

  • The success story should not exceed one page.
  • Please include pertinent and descriptive facts, such as the organization/community name, project description, date of completion, and the HMA grant amount and program (e.g. HMGP, FMA, PDM).
  • Projects submitted as success stories should have been completed within the last 18 months.
  • The ESWG is looking for all types of projects, big and small, and for any hazard type to help encourage a wide range of application submittals.
  • Personal aspects of the project are encouraged including stories illustrating the positive impacts of the mitigation on the community and or/ residents. Examples of this could be an interview with a resident that has benefited from the project, or an account of how the project will avoid disruptions in the community or help speed a post-disaster recovery.
  • The success story should make sure to include the URL address/link, if available, for more information and photos on the project. If a URL is not available, please include the info for a point of contact who can answer questions about the project if needed. Photos or other graphics of the project should be attached to the same email and submitted along with the success story.

 

Please submit all success stories by Tuesday, August 15, 2017 to fema-hma-grants-policy@fema.dhs.gov.

 

Please note that all submittals will be provided to the ESWG for review and further use. FEMA is providing support for the ESWG to facilitate the submittal of these success stories. The ESWG will determine the success stories selected for further promotion.

 

 

FEMA Announces Funding Awards for FY 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

July 17, 2017 – Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) officials today announced funding awards for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program). The CCTA Program will provide $35.94 million to selected recipients to improve their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

 

Terrorist incidents, such as those in London, England; Boston, Massachusetts; Nairobi, Kenya; San Bernardino, California; Paris, France; and Brussels, Belgium, highlight an emerging threat known as complex coordinated terrorist attacks. The FY 2016 CCTA Program is intended to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation.

 

The selected recipients will receive funding specifically to develop and implement effective, sustainable, and regional approaches for enhancing preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, which include the following components: identifying capability gaps, developing and/or updating plans, training to implement plans and procedures, and conducting exercises to validate capabilities.

 

Applications were reviewed and scored independently by a peer review panel composed of subject matter experts representing federal, state, local, territorial and tribal organizations that have experience and/or advanced training in complex coordinated terrorist attacks. Awards were made on a competitive basis to applicants who presented an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO, taking into how well the applicant demonstrated:

 

  • A need for funding support;
  • Effective, sustainable and regional approaches;
  • The proposed project’s impact that presents an increase in the jurisdiction’s preparedness and resilience to complex coordinated terrorist attacks once the project is implemented; and
  • A reasonable and cost-effective budget.

 

FY 2016 CCTA Program funding is awarded to the following recipients:

 

  • Arlington County Government (Va.): $1,244,890
  • City of Aurora (Ill.): $1,373,809
  • City of Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (Ill.): $699,502
  • City of Dallas (Texas): $925,000
  • City of Houston (Texas): $1,759,733
  • City of Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Public Safety (Calif.): $1,223,225
  • City of Miami (Fla.): $723,260
  • City of Phoenix (Ariz.): $1,565,000
  • City of Winston-Salem (N.C.): $1,868,050
  • Durham County (N.C.): $931,500
  • East-West Gateway Council of Governments (Ill./Mo.): $1,474,716
  • Franklin County (Ohio) : $829,725
  • Galveston County (Texas): $976,896
  • Hawaii Department of Defense (Hawaii): $492,800
  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency (Ill.): $1,214,024
  • Indiana Department of Homeland Security (Ind.): $2,024,833
  • King County (Wash.): $1,516,723
  • Knox County (Tenn.): $536,250
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency (Md.): $2,098,575
  • Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (D.C./Va.): $595,098
  • Mid-America Regional Council (Mo.): $2,251,502
  • New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (N.Y.): $1,379,048
  • San Bernardino County (Calif.): $1,334,751
  • South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (S.C.): $1,530,020
  • South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (Texas): $1,076,336
  • Texas Department of Public Safety (Texas): $659,556
  • Unified Fire Authority of Greater Salt Lake (Utah): $1,043,800
  • Virginia Department of Emergency Management (Va.): $2,001,568
  • Wisconsin Emergency Management (Wis.): $589,810

 

 

House Subcommittee Conducts Hearing on USFA, Firefighter Grant Programs

 

From Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

July 14, 2017 – On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, the House Science, Technology and Space Committee’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology conducted a hearing to the review the United States Fire Administration (USFA), the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program. The hearing, entitled “U.S. Fire Administration and Fire Grant Programs Reauthorization: Examining Effectiveness and Priorities,” featured witnesses from USFA and a number of national fire service organizations....

 

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Round 1 FY16 SAFER Fire Jobs Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 14, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 1 fire jobs grant winners for the FY2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). FEMA awarded 15 fire grants totaling $7,378,861, including:

 

  • Courtney Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Yadkinville, NC, Hiring, $71,040
  • Town of Bucksport, Bucksport, ME, Hiring, $244,069
  • North Lincoln Fire & Rescue District #1, Lincoln City, OR, Hiring, $428,359
  • City of Forney Fire Department, Forney, TX, Hiring, $809,412
  • City of Flagstaff, Flagstaff Fire Department, Flagstaff, AZ, Hiring, $991,230

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

Round 10 FY16 AFG Fire Grant Winners Announced

 

Fire Grant News from FEMA

 

July 14, 2017 – FEMA has announced Round 10 fire grant winners for the FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). FEMA awarded 91 fire grants totaling $12,977,803, including:

 

  • Perry Joint Fire District, Perry, OH, Vehicle Acquisition, $76,191, Vehicle Acquisition
  • Duboistown Fire Department, Williamsport, PA, Regional Request, $177,143, Personal Protective Equipment
  • City of Chico Fire and Rescue, Chico, CA, Operations and Safety, $292,529, Modify Facilities and Wellness and Fitness Programs
  • Cherry City Volunteer Fire Company, Pittsburgh, PA, Operations and Safety, $3,000, Training
  • Providence Fire Department , Providence , RI, Vehicle Acquisition, $974,419, Vehicle Acquisition

 

Subsequent AFG fire grants will be announced on Fridays but may not occur every week. Check First Responder Grants each week for the latest AFG news.

 

 

FEMA announces FY2017 PDM and FMA Application Cycle

 

Public Safety Grant News from FEMA

 

July 13, 2017 – FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs on www.grants.gov. These NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency's funding priorities and review process.

 

FEMA will open the FY17 application period on August 14, 2017. Eligible applicants must apply for funding through the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal accessible at https://portal.fema.gov. All applications must be submitted no later than 3 pm Eastern Time on November 14, 2017.

 

Program Funding

 

Flood Mitigation Assistance

 

FMA grants are available to implement measures to reduce or eliminate risk of severe repetitive and repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). In FY17, $160 million is available for FMA grants. New in this application cycle is a set-aside of $70 million for community advance assistance and flood mitigation projects. The remainder of the FY17 FMA grants will continue to focus on reducing or eliminating the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures. FEMA will also fund flood hazard mitigation planning as well as technical assistance for applicants who were awarded FMA grant program funds totaling at least $1 million in FY16.

 

Further information is in the NOFO: DHS-17-MT-029-00-99 and FY 2017 FMA Fact Sheet.

 

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

 

The goal of the PDM grant program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time reducing reliance on federal funding from Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act).

 

$90 million is available for FY17 PDM grants. FEMA will provide allocations to states and territories which fulfill statutory requirements and will set aside $10 million for federally recognized tribes. The balance of funds will be for the competitive mitigation activities.

 

FEMA’s highest priority for FY17 competitive sub-applications is multi-state/tribal mitigation initiatives. FEMA will select eligible planning and project sub-applications that limit duplication of other HMA programs by prioritizing funding in areas without post-disaster funding available through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); and projects that cannot be funded by the FMA grant program. As directed by the Congressional appropriations language, FEMA will use the majority of the PDM funding for mitigation projects.

 

Further information is in the NOFO: DHS-17-MT-047-00-99 and FY 2017 PDM Fact Sheet.