Welcome to First Responder Grants! We are a grant consulting firm offering a full complement of grant related services and training specifically dedicated to serving the needs of our nation's First Responder and Public Safety Agencies... America's Hometown Heroes!


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From personnel cuts to a lack of training funds, grant funding can fill critical gaps in your agency's budget. With your Annual Grant Services Package, you'll get one year of help with grant applications and unlimited phone and email access to your own personal Grant Consultant.


Now every client will receive a free 6 month license to Vertical GrantFinder.  (a $375.00 value)


If you sign up for Annual Grant Service Package or attend a class you will get 6 months access to Vertical GrantFinder. If you contact us within that 6 month period you can continue to use GrantFinder at special discounted prices. 




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GrantFinder is the ultimate search tool


GrantFinder is a real-time searchable online database of every federal, state, foundation, and corporate grant available to your community. It's easy to use, yet is seamlessly built with powerful features and backed up with outstanding support.


Searching for public safety grants has never been easier!


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The ultimate resource for finding public safety grants

New technology alert: More funding and no more missed deadlines

How to find public safety grants that can help your department


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Take Our Online Grant Training Course »


Want First Responder Grant-Writing Training but can't make it to one of our national seminars? Take our class online!


Our 20-hour online class offers the same training we offer Public Safety Agencies around the country. Hosted by Law Enforcement Learning, our class is open to all Public Safety Agencies and First Responders.


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Next Grant-Writing Training: New Jersey, Mar 22-23, 2018»


First Responder Grant Training Classes are specifically targeted to providing professional grant consulting services and training to Public Safety Organizations, Emergency Services Providers, Emergency Management Agencies and First Responder organizations and companies serving them or working within the Homeland Defense and Public Safety industries. Our students have maintained a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes; many on their very first application.


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Online Training: Winning the AFG »


Learn the ins and outs of winning Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). No travel required! Take our online course on your schedule from your computer.


This 6-hour course is designed for those individuals who have been charged with the responsibility of writing an application to the annual Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program offered by FEMA.


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Fund Finder News »


Making the Cut and Justifying the Need


How Do I Actually Write a Public Safety Grant? »


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Apply for Public Safety Grants »


Law Enforcement Grant:
Deadline: Ongoing
NRA Public Range Fund Grant Program


Fire Grant:
Deadline: Ongoing

FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program »


Public Safety Grant:
Deadline: Ongoing
USDA Community Facility Grants »


Grants Open Now: Fire Grants, Police Grants, Federal Grants & More »



Grant News »



NIMS Alert 01-18: National Engagement for Draft NIMS Implementation Objectives

NIMS is a key component of U.S. incident management efforts and enables organizations from across the country to work together during incidents of all kinds and sizes. Implementing NIMS across the Nation is a fundamental part of building our national preparedness...
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FY2017 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period Announcement

The FY 2017 AFG application period will open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 8 am ET and will close on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 PM ET...
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House Passes Rep. Comstock’s Legislation To Reauthorize U.S. Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Programs

Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House Representatives passed her legislation by voice vote, H.R. 4661, the United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017...
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FY2017 AFG Application Assistance Tools Have Been Released: Begin Preparing Your Application Now

The 2017 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) release and application period is imminent. Details on NOFO release and the date of the opening of the application period will come soon...
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House Approves Firefighter Cancer Registry Act

On Tuesday, September 12th, the House approved by voice vote H.R. 931, the Firefighter Cancer Registry Act...
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HMA Competitive Grant Application Period Closing Soon

The application period for two competitive Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs is closing at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on November 14, 2017...
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NIMS Alert 05-17: Refreshed National Incident Management System Release

This year’s active hurricane and fire seasons highlight the importance of working together before, during, and after disasters of all types and sizes...
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4 First Responder Grants Clients Win $1,676,900 in FY2016 Fire Act Grant Awards

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...