Public Safety Grant News 2015

 

$1,847,738 in Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Awarded in Round 1 FP&S 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 31, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the first award round for the FY2014 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S) grants program. This annual federal program helps the Fire Service develop, implement, and promote fire safety programs in their communities.

 

FEMA awarded $1,847,738 to 4 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for fire safety and prevention programs included:

 

  • $11,048, Fire Prevention, Bristol Fire Company, Bristol, PA
  • $232,381, Fire Prevention, D.C. Firefighters Burn Foundation, Washington, DC
  • $774,537, Fire Prevention, Institution of Fire Engineers U.S. Branch, Alexandria, VA
  • $829,772, Research and Prevention, Fire Protection Research Foundation, Quincy, MA

 

See the full FY2014 FP&S fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more FP&S award updates!

 

 

$107,569,780 in Firefighter Hiring Grants Awarded in Round 5 SAFER 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 31, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fifth award round for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) firefighter hiring and recruitment grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $107,569,780 to 50 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for firefighter hiring and fire service recruitment included:

 

  • $25,036, Recruitment, Lewiston Fire Co. # 1 Inc., lewiston, NY
  • $97,000, Recruitment, White Bear Lake Vol. Fire Department, White Bear Lake, MN
  • $152,000, Recruitment, Manheim Township Fire Rescue, Lancaster, PA
  • $350,588, Recruitment, Lugoff Fire District, Lugoff, SC
  • $575,957, Recruitment, West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, Olympia, WA
  • $1,772,448, Hiring, Sun City Fire District, Sun City, AZ
  • $3,721,788, Hiring, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, Fairfax, VA
  • $8,221,860, Hiring, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco, CA
  • $12,778,650, Hiring, Boston Fire Department, Boston, MA
  • $22,896,960, Hiring, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA

 

See the full FY2014 SAFER fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

$12,144,082 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 11 AFG 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 31, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eleventh award round for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $12,144,082 to 87 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $3,334, Operations and Safety, Training, Bradford Woods, Bradfordwoods, PA
  • $39,100, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Pavilion Fire District, Pavilion, NY
  • $81,905, Vehicle Acquisition, Orangeburg Fire-Rescue, Maysville, KY
  • $127,334, Regional Request, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Distant Area Volunteer Fire Department, Distant, PA
  • $181,762, Operations and Safety, Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Leadville/Lake County Fire Rescue, Leadville, CO
  • $243,826, State Fire Training Academy, Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), The Curators of the University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • $347,827, State Fire Training Academy, Vehicle Acquisition, Fl Department of Financial Services Division of State Fire Marshal Bureau of Fire Standards Training, Ocala, FL
  • $408,978, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Kent Fire Department, Kent, WA
  • $663,524, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, West Plains Fire and Rescue, West Plains, MO
  • $790,710, Regional Request, Equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Stoney Point Fire Department Inc., Fayetteville, NC

 

See the full FY2014 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$8,850,729 in Firefighter Hiring Grants Awarded in Round 4 SAFER 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 24, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fourth award round for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) firefighter hiring and recruitment grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $8,850,729 to 21 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for firefighter hiring and fire service recruitment included:

 

  • $24,000, Westwood Fire Company #1, Coatesville, PA, Recruitment
  • $103,040, Redings Mill Fire Protection District, Joplin, MO, Recruitment
  • $212,298, City of Lockport Fire Department, Lockport, NY, Hiring
  • $278,736, Gaithersburg Washington Grove VFD Inc., Gaithersburg, MD, Recruitment
  • $477,123, Stanislaus Consolidated Fire Protection District, Riverbank, CA, Hiring
  • $648,657, Douglas County Fire District No. 2, Roseburg, OR, Hiring
  • $968,400, Warrior Fire, Warrior, AL, Hiring

 

See the full FY2014 SAFER fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

$32,235,510 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 10 AFG 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 24, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the tenth award round for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program. The most recent previous award round was July 10.

 

FEMA awarded $32,235,510 to 184 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $3,715, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Dixon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, Dixon, NE
  • $35,058, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Delevan , Village Of, Delevan, NY
  • $54,546, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Goodwill Fire Co. #1 of York Township, York, PA
  • $60,910, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Concord Township Fire Department, Elkhart, IN
  • $110,910, Training, Operations and Safety, Chester Fire Department, Chester, PA
  • $140,000, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Wichita Fire Department, Wichita, KS
  • $509,164, Training, Regional Request, City of Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix, AZ
  • $666,667, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Winnemucca Volunteer Fire Department, Winnemucca, NV
  • $915,120, Training, Operations and Safety, Houston Fire Department, Houston, TX

 

See the full FY2014 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

FEMA Publishes Job Aid on the Use of Contract Support for the Development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Applications

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 20, 2015 - FEMA announces the release of a job aid on the use of contract support for the development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant applications. This document presents 8 common HMA application development scenarios and provides guidelines to address procurement issues related to non-federal use of contracted support for the development HMA applications elements. The job aid was developed to ensure compliance with procurement regulations found in the “Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards” (2 C.F.R. Part 200).

 

These guidelines apply to all Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) award made on or after December 26, 2015, and all Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards granted under a major disaster declarations issued on or after December 26, 2014.

 

The purpose of this email is to advise you that the job aid is available in the FEMA library at: https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/102051

 

More information on Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs can be found at: www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-assistance

 

 

Fire Grant Winners: File SF425 Report Before Grace Period Ends

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 17, 2015 - SF425 reports were due by June 30, 2015. A grace period of 90 days is currently in effect, but departments who have not yet filed SF425 need to be certain to file their reports before the grace period ends.

 

If your department has already received a 2014 AFG award prior to June 30, 2015, or for those department who may have open 2013 grants or SAFER grants in any status other than "closed," your SF425 report was due June 30.

 

"Do not procrastinate on doing this report," says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant for First Responder Grants. "Get it done today. If your grace period expires without that report being filed, until the report is filed DHS has the right to freeze any future awards as well as existing grant funds that you may have available."

 

 

$11,806,354 in Firefighter Hiring Grants Awarded in Round 3 SAFER 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 17, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the third award round for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) firefighter hiring and recruitment grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $11,806,354 to 24 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for firefighter hiring and fire service recruitment included:

 

  • $6,000, Recruitment, Bedford Township Fire Department, Temperance, MI
  • $63,100, Recruitment, Borough of Oakmont Volunteer Fire Department, Oakmont, PA
  • $125,700, Recruitment, Benton New Hamburg Commerce Fire Protection District, Benton, MO
  • $219,584, Hiring, Lyndon Fire Protection District, Louisville, KY
  • $457,975, Hiring, TVFD (Tonopah Valley Fire Dist.), Tonopah, AZ
  • $495,900, Recruitment, Rohrerstown Fire Company, Lancaster, PA
  • $515,385, Hiring, Grand Junction Fire Department, Grand Junction, CO
  • $782,020, Recruitment, Stevens Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Cupertino, CA
  • $766,938, Hiring, Monterey Regional Fire District, Salinas, CA
  • $933,104, Hiring, Hanover Fire & EMS, Hanover, VA

 

See the full FY2014 SAFER fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Funding Moving Through Congress

Fire Grant News - Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)

 

July 10, 2015 - On Thursday, July 9, 2015, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a draft Fiscal Year 2016 spending bill for the Department of Homeland Security. The bill funds the department at $39.3 billion, $337 million less than the current fiscal year. The full House Appropriations Committee is expected to consider the bill on Tuesday, July 14th.

 

Full story

 

 

$51,181,696 in Firefighter Hiring Grants Awarded in Round 2 SAFER 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 10, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the second award round for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) firefighter hiring and recruitment grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $51,181,696 to 42 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for firefighter hiring and fire service recruitment included:

 

  • $134,316, City of Darlington Fire Department, Darlington, SC
  • $224,000, Armada Township Fire Department, Armada, MI
  • $361,632, Thurston County Fire Protection District #9, Olympia, WA
  • $588,054, St. Robert City Fire & Rescue, St. Robert, MO
  • $2,012,052, Immokalee Fire Control District, Immokalee, FL
  • $4,797,650, Houston Fire Department, Houston, TX
  • $7,498,372, Paterson Fire Department, Paterson, NJ

 

See the full FY2014 SAFER fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

$33,379,659 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 9 AFG 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 10, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the ninth award round for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $33,379,659 to 229 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $2,858, Operations and Safety, Training, Fennimore Volunteer Fire Department, Fennimore, WI
  • $15,239, Operations and Safety, EMS Equipment, Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad, Gouverneur, NY
  • $23,781, Operations and Safety, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Madison Township Fire Dept., Middletown, OH
  • $51,880, Vehicle Acquisition, Bellingham Fire Department, Bellingham, WA
  • $141,047, Operations and Safety, Training, Philadelphia Fire Department, Philadelphia, PA
  • $204,348, State Fire Training Academy, Equipment, Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Enforcement Academy, Nashville, TN
  • $350,046, Operations and Safety, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), King County Fire Protection District #43, Maple Valley, WA
  • $619,239, Regional Request, Equipment, Hollandale Volunteer Fire Department, Hollandale, MS
  • $719,091, Vehicle Acquisition, Kauai Fire Department, Lihue, HI
  • $2,267,802, Operations and Safety, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Baltimore City Fire Department, Baltimore, MD

 

See the full FY2014 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

$6,409,524 in Firefighter Hiring Grants Awarded in Round 1 SAFER 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 3, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the first award round for the Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) firefighter hiring and recruitment grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $6,409,524 to 12 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Fire grant awards for firefighter hiring and fire service recruitment included:

 

  • $84,000, Rocky Point Volunteer Fire Department, Rocky Point, NC
  • $99,900, Mid-County Fire Protection District, Camdenton, MO
  • $177,150, Siletz RFPD, Siletz, OR
  • $343,494, Columbus Rural Fire District#3, Columbus, MT
  • $493,311, Benton County Fire Protection District #4, West Richland, WA
  • $550,896, Keizer Fire District, Keizer, OR
  • $648,000, East Wayne Fire District, Dalton, OH
  • $737,934, North Star Volunteer Fire Department, North Pole, AK
  • $741,042, Desert Hills Fire District, Lake Havasu City, AZ
  • $754,260, Seaside Fire Department, Seaside, CA
  • $802,068, S.E. Thurston Fire Authority, Yelm, WA
  • $977,469, Euclid Fire Department, Euclid, OH

 

See the full FY2014 SAFER fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more SAFER award updates!

 

 

$13,230,322 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 8 AFG 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

July 3, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eighth award round for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program. The most previous award round was June 19, 2015.

 

FEMA awarded $13,230,322 to 117 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $5,324, Personal Protective Equipment ($5,590), Operations and Safety, Livingston County EMS, Smithland, KY
  • $29,819, Training ($28,989), Operations and Safety, Klamath Fire Protection District, Klamath, CA
  • $37,791, Wellness and Fitness Programs ($41,570), Operations and Safety, Ridgewood Fire Department, Ridgewood, NJ
  • $47,524, Modify Facilities ($49,900), Operations and Safety, Valley Forge Volunteer Fire Company, Valley Forge, PA
  • $62,930, EMS Training ($69,222), Operations and Safety, Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc., Rochester, NY
  • $87,715, EMS Equipment ($90,000), Operations and Safety, Edmonson County Ambulance Service, Brownsville, KY
  • $189,864, Modify Facilities ($208,850), Operations and Safety, Concord Fire Department, Concord, NH
  • $559,091, Vehicle Acquisition ($585,000), Vehicle Acquisition, Allentown Volunteer Fire Department, Allentown, GA
  • $700,241, Personal Protective Equipment ($769,640), Operations and Safety, West Metro Fire Protection District, Lakewood, CO

 

See the full FY2014 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

 

 

FEMA Releases New Best Practices About Grants

Public Safety Grant News - FEMA

 

June 23, 2015 - The Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio web page recently added 7 stories about Grants to the portfolio web page and to the FEMA Resource and Document Library. These stories describe how others have used grant funding to improve their quality of life.

 

The Grants Best Practices included in this document are:

 

  • Brenton, Wyoming County Pre-Disaster Mitigation
  • FEMA Grant Helps Town Rebuild Road, Improve Safety for Residents
  • FEMA HMGP Funding Provides Security in Port Neches
  • Grants and Forward Thinking Prevent Sewer Backup
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Pilot Provides Safe Haven for Louisiana Couple
  • Multiple FEMA Grant Programs Ease Flood Worries
  • Using Grants to Help Convert Overhead Electrical Lines to Underground

 

To learn more about Grants visit www.fema.gov/grants.

 

 

$2,297,435 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 7 AFG 2014

Fire Grant News - FEMA

 

June 19, 2015 - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the seventh award round for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

 

FEMA awarded $2,297,435 to 31 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards included:

 

  • $4,286, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Freetown Fire Department, East Freetown, MA
  • $16,364, Equipment, Operations and Safety, City of Gardner, Gardner, MA
  • $19,672, Equipment, Regional Request, Naples Fire Department, Naples, ME
  • $87,439, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, McCreary Ambulance Service, Whitley City, KY
  • $97,630, Equipment, Regional Request, Monterey Regional Fire District, Salinas, CA
  • $190,127, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, East Orange Fire Department, East Orange, NJ
  • $265,243, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy, Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), College Station, TX
  • $276,191, Vehicle Acquisition, Gray's Creek Vol. Fire Dept. Twenty-four, Inc., Fayetteville, NC

 

See the full FY2014 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!