Grants Management: Grant Closeout Report Tutorial

A Grant Closeout Report Tutorial is now available to awardees to help them complete the grant closeout report process. The tutorial goes step by step through the different sections of the Closeout Report and explains the specific information that is required.

Normally a final closeout report is due when a grant’s period of performance (POP) ends, and it becomes delinquent 90 days after the POP ends. However, FY 2010 and 2011 AFG awardees (EMW-2010-XX and EMW-2011-XX) cannot yet submit closeout reports due to technical delays in updating the AFG e-Grants system. Your grant activities still end when the POP expires, but we ask your patience until deployment of the additional 2010 and 2011 software updates later this year. All other AFG awardees can proceed with submitting final closeout reports.

If you have questions or problems with closing out your grant, please contact the AFG Help Desk toll free at 1-866-274-0960 or by e-mail at firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

Available Closeout Report Forms

AFG: Closeout report forms are now available in the e-Grants system for AFG awardees through FY 2009 (EMW-2009-XX). The closeout report form for FY 2010 awardees will be available in Spring 2013.

Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S): Closeout report forms are now available for FP&S grantees through FY 2009. The closeout report forms for FY 2010 awardees will be available in Spring 2013.

SAFER: Paper closeout forms are now available for FY 2005 through 2006 SAFER grantees. (SAFER closeouts cannot be completed online at this time.) Contact the Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 (by e-mail: firegrants@fema.dhs.gov) to request a SAFER closeout package.

Closeout forms for FY 2007 and 2008 grantees will be available later this year.

$11,703,425 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 19 AFG 2012

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

FEMA awarded $11,703,425 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 104 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $4,365 Training grant, awarded to the City of Selma-Selma Fire and Rescue Dept., Selma, AL, to a $684,000 Equipment grant award to the Boise Fire Department, Boise, ID.

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

$11,703,425 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 19 AFG 2012

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

FEMA awarded $11,703,425 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 104 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $4,365 Training grant, awarded to the City of Selma-Selma Fire and Rescue Dept., Selma, AL, to a $684,000 Equipment grant award to the Boise Fire Department, Boise, ID.

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

$3,674,782 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 20 SAFER 2012

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

FEMA awarded $3,674,782 in Hiring Fire Grants to 10 departments. Award amounts ranged from a $23,698 Recruitment fire grant, awarded to the Honey Brook Fire Company, Honey Brook, PA, to a $880,600 Recruitment fire grant award to the Colorado State Fire Chiefs, Centennial, CO.

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

$6,902,780 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 18 AFG 2012

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

FEMA awarded $6,902,780 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 61 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $3,012 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) grant, awarded to the Akron Fire Company Inc., Akron, NY, to a $678,060 Equipment grant award to the Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia City, IN.

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

$1,112,700 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 19 SAFER 2012

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

FEMA awarded $1,112,700 in Hiring Fire Grants to 4 departments. Award amounts ranged from a $35,000 Recruitment fire grant, awarded to the Oyster Bay Fire Co. #1, Oyster Bay, NY, to a $642,006 Recruitment fire grant award to the Shelbyville Fire & Rescue, Shelbyville, KY.

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

First Responder Grants Newsletter – March 2013

Sequestration. It’s here, and it’s affecting programs and operations at all levels and in all parts of the country. The effect on grants is mixed, and we have more information below on some of the impacts you can expect sequestration to have-and not to have-on grants…

March Newsletter »

$9,207,925 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 17 AFG 2012

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

FEMA awarded $9,207,925 in Operations and Safety Fire Grants to 65 agencies. Award amounts for Fire Grants ranged from a $3,041 Training grant, awarded to the Hartwick Fire Department, Hartwick, IA, to a $1,000,000 Equipment grant award to the San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco, CA.

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

$4,048,166 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 18 SAFER 2012

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

FEMA awarded $4,048,166 in Hiring Fire Grants to 19 departments. Award amounts ranged from a $30,121 Recruitment fire grant, awarded to the Middletown Fire Protection District, Louisville, KY, to a $735,484 Recruitment fire grant award to the Cowlitz 2 Fire & Rescue, Kelso, WA.

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