$11,909,700 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 AFG 2013

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the sixth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

FEMA awarded $11,909,700 to 97 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $9,263 All-Volunteer Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the Skyline Lake Volunteer Fire Department, Ringwood, NJ, to a $770,823 All Paid/Career Fire Grant (Modify Facilities, Equipment, Personal Protective Equipment/PPE), awarded to the Decatur Township Fire Department, Indianapolis, IN.

Round 6 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 76 awards, $7,224,146
  • Vehicles: 19 awards, $4,362,261
  • State Fire Training Academy: 2 awards, $323,293

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

To-date, 399 fire grants totaling $35,193,992 have been awarded:

  • Operations & Safety: 373 awards, $29,628,607
  • Vehicles: 20 awards, $4,501,911
  • State Fire Training Academy: 6 awards, $1,063,474

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $172,088,921
  • Vehicles: $65,538,897
  • State Fire Training Academy: $7,341,423

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $79,433
  • Vehicles: $225,096
  • State Fire Training Academy: $177,246

An estimated 37 award rounds remain. Our thanks to onebugle at the Firehouse.com forums for compiling these statistics.

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

$71,280 Recruitment Fire Grant Awarded in Round 19 SAFER 2013

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the nineteenth award round for the FY2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

FEMA awarded 1 fire grant, totaling $71,280, to the Allentown Volunteer Fire Department, Allentown, GA.

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

House Subcommittee Approves Homeland Security Funding Bill

Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI)On Wednesday, May 28, 2014, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved a Fiscal Year 2015 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The $39.2 billion spending bill is a slight decrease from the Fiscal Year 2014 spending level, but is an $888 million increase above the White House’s request for the department.

Included in the spending bill is funding for a number of important fire service programs. The Assistance to Firefighters (FIRE) grant program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program are each funded at $340 million, the same amount as in the current fiscal year. The White House had requested $335 million for each program in its FY2015 budget proposal. Additionally, the United States Fire Administration (USFA) maintains its current level of funding at $44 million. The White House had recommended cutting USFA’s funding to $41.407 million.

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Call for AFG and SAFER Success Stories

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyAssistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG), or Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) award recipients: FEMA wants to hear from you!

Has your grant award positively impacted your community in a way that you wish to share with others? Do you have a grant success story, incident, or event that highlights the usage of life-saving equipment or firefighter personnel? Has the safety of your firefighters and your community been improved as a result of receiving an AFG award? If so, please submit your success story to FEMA now.

Download the submission template here: www.fema.gov/submit-success-story

Grant Closeout Update: New Closeout Modules Available Soon

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management AgencyAFG award recipients are required to submit a final Closeout Report at the end of their grant period of performance. The following Grantee Closeout Modules are available:

  • FY 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
  • FY 2009 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
  • FY 2009 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
  • FY 2010 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
  • FY 2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
  • FY 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) – Pending/June 2014
  • FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) – Pending/June 2014
  • FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) – Pending/June 2014

$1,588,794 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 5 AFG 2013

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fifth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

FEMA awarded $1,588,794 to 25 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $15,200 All-Volunteer Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the Winterboro Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Inc., Talladega, AL, to a $342,135 All Paid/Career Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fire Grant, awarded to the Tupelo Fire Department, Tupelo, MS.

Round 5 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 23 awards, $1,294,430
  • Vehicles: 1 awards, $139,650
  • State Fire Training Academy: 1 awards, $154,714

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants. To-date, 302 fire grants totaling $23,284,292 have been awarded.

To-date 302 fire grants have been awarded so far:

  • Operations & Safety: 297 awards, $22,404,461
  • Vehicles: 1 award, $139,650
  • State Fire Training Academy: 4 awards, $740,181

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $179,313,067
  • Vehicles: $69,901,158
  • State Fire Training Academy: $7,664,716

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $75,436
  • Vehicles: $139,650
  • State Fire Training Academy: $185,045

An estimated 49 award rounds remain. Our thanks to onebugle at the Firehouse.com forums for compiling these statistics.

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

$6,480,440 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 4 AFG 2013

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the fourth award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

FEMA awarded $6,480,440 to 95 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $4,750 All-Volunteer Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the Valley Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Danville, PA, to a $522,089 All Paid/Career Modify Facilities and Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the City of Riverside Fire Department, Riverside, CA.

Round 4 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 95 awards, $6,480,440
  • Vehicles: 0 awards, $0
  • State Fire Training Academy: 0 awards, $0

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants. To-date, 277 fire grants totaling $21,695,498 have been awarded.

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $180,607,497
  • Vehicles: $70,040,808
  • State Fire Training Academy: $7,819,430

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $77,044
  • Vehicles: $0
  • State Fire Training Academy: $195,156

An estimated 35 award rounds remain. Our thanks to onebugle at the Firehouse.com forums for compiling these statistics.

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!

$984,042 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 18 SAFER 2013

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the eighteenth award round for the FY2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

FEMA awarded 3 fire grants, totaling $984,042, to Fire Service organizations around the US:

  • Immokalee Fire Control District, Immokalee, FL, Recruitment, $457,942
  • Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, Hagerstown, MD, Recruitment, $488,220
  • Westwood Fire Company #1, Coatesville, PA, Recruitment, $37,880

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

12 First Responder Grants Client Wins $758,411 in AFG 2013 Fire Grant Awards

12 departments who have worked with First Responder Grants have won a total of $758,411 in fire grants during Round 3 awards from the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. These grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

Awards ranged from a $12,389 Equipment fire grant, to a $209,412 Equipment fire grant. The 12 winners are either current or former First Responder Grants clients/students.

As of May 13, First Responder Grants clients and students had received 8% of the total awards given, representing 6% of the total grant funds awarded so far. Of clients who submitted applications to the AFG program, 30% have already received funding as of Round 3.

“It goes to show that good training and sound professional pre-submission application reviewing and project development has huge dividends,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants.

Is your department trying to figure out how it will compete for grants in 2014’s competitive landscape? 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.

$7,064,677 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 3 AFG 2013

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the third award round for the FY2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) fire grants program.

FEMA awarded $7,064,677 to 100 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $6,935 Paid On-Call/Stipend Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the City of Mackinac Island, Mackinac Island, MI, to a $582,886 All Paid/Career Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fire Grant, awarded to the City of Melbourne Fire Department, Melbourne, FL.

Round 3 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 100 awards, $7,064,677
  • Vehicles: 0 awards, $0
  • State Fire Training Academy: 0 awards, $0

Total FY2013 appropriations are $280,163,233: $201,717,528 for Operations & Safety fire grants, $70,040,808 for Vehicle fire grants, and $8,404,897 for State Fire Training Academy fire grants.

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $187,087,937
  • Vehicles: $70,040,808
  • State Fire Training Academy: $7,819,430

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $81,730
  • Vehicles: $0
  • State Fire Training Academy: $195,156

An estimated 38 award rounds remain. Our thanks to onebugle at the Firehouse.com forums for compiling these statistics.

See the full FY2013 AFG fire grant award list here. Check back weekly for more AFG award updates!