Online Training: Winning the Assistance to Firefighters Grant



"Just found our grant 1199A. Turnouts, flashlights, personal accountability system, and ANSI vests. I've forgotten to thank you, Kurt: I took your online class module and it really helped polish up my applications!" — From a Winning AFG student




No Travel Required!


Sign up now for our online AFG class and receive 6 months of GrantFinder FREE!!  (a $375.00 value)



"I've known Kurt in the grant area since 2003. Kurt was the driving force that allowed me to receive our first Assistance to Firefighters Grant, and throughout the years, and over a million dollars in grant money later, he has been an amazing resource for grant training and consulting. As a recent student of Kurt's online course, it provided me with updated essential training in the comfort of my home. I would definitely recommend First Responder Grants as your grant resource." — Brian Andrus, \West Marshall Fire Department, Benton, Kentucky



Take our online Winning AFG Class at Law Enforcement Learning


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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.


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Who should take this course?


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.


It does not matter if you have never written a grant in your life or if you have received AFG grants already. Our AFG course is taught in plain, easy-to-comprehend language that you will understand.


What will you get out of it?


Our online AFG course will give you the knowledge and skill sets needed to develop, write, and submit an application to the Assistance to Firefighter's Grant Program. Upon completion of this course, you will:


  • Know what steps are needed to properly prepare for this grant application in advance of the application period
  • Understand the purpose of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program
  • Comprehend the meaning and importance of Critical Infrastructure to your application
  • Understand how to properly describe your community and your department to a review
  • Know how to properly describe the Financial Need of your department
  • Understand the difference between Cost Benefit and Operational Outcomes and properly relate those items in words
  • Know how to describe the problem your department is trying to resolve and how to properly explain your proposed solution to that problem
  • Be able to read and comprehend the Funding Opportunity Announcement that precedes the opening of the application period
  • Understand the rules and regulations about the program and submitting your request
  • Free 6 month Vertical GrantFinder liscense


Through video presentations and examples of the various written sections of the grant, this course will instill in you the confidence needed to successfully develop, write and submit a strong, competitive application.


Complete the Course at Your Own Pace


"The online class took me about four hours to complete and was in a very easy to understand and follow format. The class was an excellent refresher for me from the two day class I had attended a few years ago and I picked up on quite a few new ideas as well as saw a couple areas that I feel were causing my turndown notices." — Craig Thomas, Firefighter/Paramedic, Haleyville, AL, Fire/Rescue


While our live classes take place over two days, due to busy schedules and emergencies that's not a timeframe that can work for everyone. That's why you can take our online course at your pace, depending on your schedule.


Our online class is $399. Purchasing the class gives you access to all course content for one year. You can also use the course's messaging system to connect with instructors, ask department-specific questions, and receive personalized feedback and guidance.


Join the Winner's Circle



"I bought the online grant training this year and was awarded on AFG Round 10 for $150,000 on a Vehicle Acquisition grant. We will now be able to replace our worn-out brush truck. This was a major win for our small community. I truly believe the online class helped me win this award!" — Dale E. Carbaugh, Fire Chief, MMP&W Volunteer Fire Company, Pennsylvania



Since 2004, we have served the grant development needs of Police, Fire, EMS, and Emergency Management Agencies across the country. Our clients have a 78% funding success rate. Join the winner's circle today, with our online Winning AFG course.


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