10 First Responder Grants Clients Win $1,268,785 in AFG 2012 Fire Grant Awards

10 First Responder Grants clients and students have won a total of $1,268,785 in fire grants for the FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

AFG winners to-date include 40 fire departments and related fire service agencies nationwide. Combined they will receive $5,559,605 in fire grants for vehicles, operations, training, equipment and safety.

SAFER winners to-date include 6 fire departments and related fire service agencies nationwide. Combined they will receive $4,323,017 in fire grants for staffing and personnel.

Is your department trying to figure out how it will compete for 2013 grants? Check out the First Responder Grants grant-writing training classes.

Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America’s public safety agencies win over $900,000,000 in grant funding. Learn more: Classes and Training, Services and Resources.

$8,665,636 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 14 AFG 2012

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fourteenth award round for the FY2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).

FEMA awarded $8,665,636 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 78 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $3,468 Training grant, awarded to the Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia Falls, MT, to a $768,664 Equipment grant award to the Sunset Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Bridgeport, OH.

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

$1,199,986 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 15 SAFER 2012

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fifteenth award round for the FY2012 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

FEMA awarded $1,199,986 in Hiring Fire Grants to 5 departments. Award amounts ranged from a $171,450 Hiring fire grant, awarded to the Siletz RFPD, Siletz, OR, to a $393,000 Recruitment fire grant award to the East Great Plain Fire Department, Norwich, CT.

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

Registration With SAM.gov Is Free! Don’t Pay Unnecessary Fees To Register On The System For Award Management (SAM)

Registration on SAM.gov is completely free of charge. There is no fee for you to register or to renew/update your organization’s information on SAM.gov.

If you use a search engine to find the SAM.gov website, you may come across the websites of private businesses or contractors that will register your organization in SAM for you—for a fee. These websites often will look like government websites at first glance. BUT remember that paying any fee is unnecessary to use SAM.gov and its resources. You can register and update your SAM data on your own by using the resources and Help Desk contacts listed on the AFG website and the SAM.gov website.

The SAM/Federal Service Desk (Help Desk), can be reached toll-free at 1-866-606-8220, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Online help, FAQs, and access to the Federal Service Desk are available anytime via www.fsd.gov. Below you will find details about a new resource on SAM: a series of webinars, the first of which will be held on February 26.

Free Webinar On SAM.gov

AFG, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and Fire Prevention and Safety grantees, especially those whose organizations were previously registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) are encouraged to take this webinar training. It will cover essential activities for getting started on SAM. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create a new SAM user account;
  • Migrate permissions from the legacy CCR system in to SAM; and
  • Update/renew an existing registration.

Date and Time: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1 to 2 p.m. EST

Register Online: Go to www.gsa.gov/portal/event/form/160683 to sign up.

Webinar Content: The webinar content will be recorded and posted to SAM.gov after the event.

Future webinars are being planned to help grantees and others learn more about using SAM.

Federal Funding Alternative to AFG

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyState Administrative Agencies (SAA) apply for and administer Federal grants on behalf of their States, including FEMA Preparedness Grants.

The SAA will work with eligible organizations to comply with the general requirements of grant programs or cooperative agreements. Contact your State’s SAA to find out what current Federal funding opportunities may be available to your organization.

A listing of the SAAs and points of contact can be found at http://www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=6363.

$6,898,104 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 13 AFG 2012

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the thirteenth award round for the FY2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).

FEMA awarded $6,898,104 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 87 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $3,319 EMS Equipment grant, awarded to the Town of Ashland Ambulance Service, Ashland, NY, to a $401,642 PPE grant award to the Wrightsville Steam Fire Engine & Hose Co. #1, Wrightsville, PA.

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

$2,548,879 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 14 SAFER 2012

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fourteenth award round for the FY2012 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

FEMA awarded $2,548,879 in Hiring Fire Grants to 14 departments. Award amounts ranged from a $27,840 recruitment fire grant, awarded to the Alexandria Fire Department, Alexandria, TN, to a $692,536 hiring fire grant award to the Burlington Fire Department, Burlington, WA.

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