$19,078,865 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 10 AFG 2013

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

FEMA awarded $19,078,865 to 116 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $1,425 Operations and Safety Training Grant, awarded to the Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia Falls, MT, to a $2,012,035 Operations and Safety Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the San Jose Fire Department, San Jose, CA.

$3,796,824 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 21 SAFER 2013

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

FEMA awarded 3 fire grants, totaling $3,796,824, to Fire Service organizations around the US:

  • Shasta County Fire Department, Redding, CA, Hiring Fire Grant, $1,131,594
  • Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association, Southington, CT, Recruitment Fire Grant, $1,157,730
  • S.C. State Firefighters’ Association, Columbia, SC, Recruitment Fire Grant, $1,507,500

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

$8,902,389 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 7 AFG 2013

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

FEMA awarded $8,902,389 to 59 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $2,850 Operations and Safety Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the Blumfield Township Fire Department, Saginaw, MI, to a $2,365,920 Operations and Safety Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Fire Grant, awarded to the Honolulu Fire Department, Honolulu, HI.

Round 7 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 53 awards, $7,536,811
  • Vehicles: 6 awards, $1,365,578
  • 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, 458 fire grants totaling $44,096,381 have been awarded:

  • Operations & Safety: 426 awards, $37,165,418
  • Vehicles: 26 award, $5,867,489
  • State Fire Training Academy: 6 awards, $1,063,474

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $164,552,110
  • Vehicles: $64,173,319
  • State Fire Training Academy: $7,341,423

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $87,243
  • Vehicles: $225,673
  • State Fire Training Academy: $177,246

An estimated 34 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

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

$7,884,618 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 20 SAFER 2013

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

FEMA awarded 3 fire grants, totaling $7,884,618, to Fire Service organizations around the US:

  • Boring Fire Volunteer Firefighters Association, Boring, OR, Recruitment Fire Grant, $12,618
  • Fire Chiefs Association of Shasta County, Shasta Lake, CA, Recruitment Fire Grant, $1,574,600
  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue Las Vegas, NV, Hiring Fire Grant, $6,297,400

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

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Funding Increase for FY14 Program

FEMA grant status: PDM and FMA

On May 30, 2014, FEMA revised the Funding Opportunity Announcement for the FY2014 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program to increase the amount available from $23M to $63M.

There are no other changes to the program.

The application period closes on July 25, 2014, at 3pm (EDT). Applicants must apply via the Mitigation Electronic Grants Management System (eGrants) on the FEMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov. The Fiscal Year 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance is still effective for the PDM program.

For the FY 2014 PDM program

Applicants may submit a maximum of 11 sub-applications in a PDM grant application:

  • 10 for mitigation planning and projects, plus 1 management cost sub-application
  • Out of the 10 mitigation planning and projects, applicants may submit a maximum of 2 project sub-applications

Each applicant’s number one ranked sub-application must not exceed $250,000 federal share in order to be eligible for the state and tribal set asides.

FEMA will select eligible applications for funding in the agency’s priority order:

  • 1% statutory set aside of $250,000 for States/Territories/District of Columbia;
  • $5 million Tribal set aside for a maximum of $250,000 per Tribe;
  • Mitigation planning activities: 1) Plans from applicants without an open application period for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), 2) Plans from applicants with an open HMGP application period; and
  • Cost-effective mitigation project applications: 1) Non-flood mitigation projects from applicants without an open HMGP application period, 2) Non-flood mitigation projects from applicants with an open HMGP application period, 3) Flood mitigation projects from applicants without an open HMGP application period, and 4) Flood mitigation projects from applicants with an open HMGP application period. is placeholder text.

Prospective subapplicants should contact their State Hazard Mitigation Officer for further information regarding program and application requirements.

Please visit www.grants.gov to read the revised Funding Opportunity Announcement and PDM Fact Sheet for further details.

$19,010,469 in Fire Grants Awarded in Round 8 AFG 2013

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

FEMA awarded $19,010,469 to 157 Fire Service organizations throughout the US. Awards ranged from a $2,092 Operations and Safety Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the City of Nicholls Volunteer Fire Department, Nicholls, GA, to a $705,645 Equipment Fire Grant, awarded to the Orange Village Fire Department, Orange Village, OH.

Round 8 award allocations:

  • Operations & Safety: 141 awards, $15,033,081
  • Vehicles: 14 awards, $3,223,863
  • State Fire Training Academy: 2 awards, $753,525

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, 615 fire grants totaling $63,106,850 have been awarded:

  • Operations & Safety: 567 awards, $52,198,499
  • Vehicles: 40 awards, $9,091,352
  • State Fire Training Academy: 8 awards, $1,816,999

Estimated remaining funds are:

  • Operations & Safety: $149,519,029
  • Vehicles: $60,949,456
  • State Fire Training Academy: $6,587,898

The average award is:

  • Operations & Safety: $92,061
  • Vehicles: $227,284
  • State Fire Training Academy: $227,125

An estimated 25 award rounds remain. Our thanks to Andy Theriault of Ipswich FD, MA, for compiling these statistics.

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

Closeout Modules for FY2011 and FY2012 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Program

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)Please note that the 2011 and 2012 closeout modules for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Program will be deployed as of June 5, 2014. You have 90 days from its deployment to submit your FY2011 and/or FY2012 AFG closeout report.

If you require assistance with your closeout report, please review the closeout tutorial or call the help desk at 1-866-274-0960.

Washington State Awards Emergency Response Grants to 80 School Districts

Public Safety Grant News – Campus Safety Magazine

June 2, 2014 — OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is awarding nearly $7 million this week to 80 school districts to help them install emergency response systems. These new systems will decrease the time it takes for police and other first responders to arrive and react to incidents at schools…

Full story at Campus Safety Magazine »