$14,893,510 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 3 FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 9 Round 3 awards for the FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER). The previous award round, Round 2, was announced July 22, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving hiring fire grant awards totaling $14,893,510 include:

  • $687,030, Hiring, Wellington Fire Protection District, Wellington, CO
  • $837,048, Hiring, Burleson Fire Department, Burleson, TX
  • $1,096,000, Hiring, Perth Amboy Fire Department, Perth Amboy, NJ
  • $1,311,024, Hiring, Columbia Fire Department, Columbia, SC
  • $1,478,820, Hiring, St. George Fire Protection District, Baton Rouge, LA
  • $1,853,916, Hiring, City of Annapolis Fire Department, Annapolis, MD
  • $2,061,516, Hiring, City of Newburgh Fire Department, Newburgh, NY
  • $2,285,424, Hiring, Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department, Stafford, VA
  • $3,282,732, Hiring, Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue, Tigard, OR

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until SAFER has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 SAFER fire grant awards

$6,197,715 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 8 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 44 Round 8 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 7, was announced July 22. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $6,197,715 include:

  • $11,482, Training, Operations and Safety, Rogers Park/Turkey Creek Volunteer Fire Department, Inc., Turkey Creek, KY
  • $24,515, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, SBR Volunteer Fire Department, Guadalupita, NM
  • $46,289, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Sigourney Fire/Rescue, Sigourney, IA
  • $70,221, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Shelbyville Fire & Rescue, Shelbyville, KY
  • $100,286, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Huntingdon Regional Fire & Rescue, Huntingdon, PA
  • $210,182, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Richmond Fire Department, Richmond, TX
  • $247,620, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Pine Terrace Fire Department, Lumberton, NC
  • $318,182, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Hot Springs Fire Department, Hot Springs, AR
  • $374,576, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, San Pasqual Reservation Fire Department, Valley Center, CA
  • $840,910, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Superior Township Fire Department, Ypsilanti, MI

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

Hazard Mitigation Assistance: Where to Find General Program Information, Tools and Other Resources

FEMA HMA

FEMA’s FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs have a variety of tools to assist with general program questions and issues, to new initiatives, such as Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities and upcoming learning opportunities.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance

FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). The current version of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and Addendum (February 27, 2015) is available in the FEMA Library.

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program Digest

The HMA Program Digest is an easy-to-read, easy-to-use, summary of the basic HMA program elements. The Digest includes program changes resulting from the publication of the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance, issued February 27, 2015.

Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities and Benefit Cost Analysis Tools

FEMA has developed a Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities (CRMA) specific webpage, which includes information on published guidance, Benefit Cost-Analysis tools, webinar slide decks and other resources. The CRMA include green infrastructure methods, expanded ecosystem service benefits, and three flood reduction and drought mitigation activities: Aquifer Storage and Recovery, Floodplain and Stream Restoration, and Flood Diversion and Storage.

Upcoming Webinars on Federal Procurement Requirements

FEMA is offering a procurement webinar for HMA programs. Registration is required, and must be done in advance. Register by contacting Lilah Haxton at [email protected]. Limited spaces are available (~50/webinar).

HMA Webinar: Procurements under FEMA Awards Requirements for Recipients and Subrecipients When Procuring Services and Supplies with Funding under Stafford Act Grant Programs

Dates and Times (all times are Eastern)

  • Wednesday, August 3, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 18, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016: 2:30–4:30 p.m.

Environmental and Historic Preservation

Unified Federal Review aims to coordinate environmental and historic preservation reviews to expedite planning and decision-making for disaster recovery projects. This can improve the federal government’s assistance to states, local and tribal governments, communities, families and individual citizens as they recover from future presidentially-declared disasters.

Other information, to include laws, guidance and relevant documents pertaining to Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation can be found on FEMA.gov.

Other Resources

In July, FEMA held a workshop with the State and Tribal Hazard Mitigation Officers. At this workshop, several federal agencies provided information on their programs that could also help support mitigation activities. Links to the programs discussed at the workshop are provided below:

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Green Infrastructure Report

U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development summary of Major Programs

U.S. Department of Environmental Protection Green Infrastructure website

National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

Center for Disaster Philanthropy can help communities identity additional resources to complete projects.

$6,935,389 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 2 FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 13 Round 2 awards for the FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER). The previous award round, Round 1, was announced July 15, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving hiring fire grant awards totaling $6,935,389 include:

  • $312,726, Hiring, University Park Fire Department, University Park, IL
  • $322,998, Hiring, Riverdale Fire Department, Riverdale, IL
  • $353,052, Hiring, Homewood Fire Department, Homewood, AL
  • $381,924, Hiring, Andover Fire and Rescue, Andover, KS
  • $464,316, Hiring, Hampton County, Hampton, SC
  • $476,283, Hiring, Newark, Newark, OH
  • $493,080, Hiring, Johnson City Fire Department, Johnson City, TN
  • $541,818, Hiring, Mid-Columbia Fire and Rescue VI-801, The Dalles, OR
  • $616,356, Hiring, Monterey Fire Department, Monterey, CA
  • $653,728, Hiring, Fishers Fire District, Fishers, NY
  • $664,760, Hiring, Randolph Fire Department, Randolph, MA
  • $713,208, Hiring, Hutto Fire Rescue/Williamson County ESD #3, Hutto, TX
  • $941,140, Hiring, Kent Fire Department, Kent, WA

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until SAFER has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 SAFER fire grant awards

$22,907,114 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 7 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 186 Round 7 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 6, was announced July 8. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $22,907,114 include:

  • $1,429, Training, Operations and Safety, Bad Rock Volunteer Fire Department, Columbia Falls, MT
  • $5,991, Personal Protective Equipment, (PPE) Operations and Safety, Dante Volunteer Fire Department, Dante, SD
  • $16,032, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Parsons Fire Department, Parsons, KS
  • $21,905, Training, Operations and Safety, City of Kennett Fire Department, Kennett, MO
  • $23,334, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Shaker Pines Fire Department, Enfield, CT
  • $34,770, Training, Operations and Safety, Gibson County Fire Department, Trenton, TN
  • $41,105, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, North Las Vegas Fire Department, North Las Vegas, NV
  • $78,572, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Mackinaw City Fire Department, Mackinaw City, MI
  • $123,086, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Claxton Volunteer Fire Department Inc., Powell, TN
  • $172,048, Vehicle Acquisition, Wilmot Fire & Rescue, Inc., Wilmot, OH
  • $234,858, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Mascoutah Volunteer Fire Department, Mascoutah, IL
  • $270,455, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, West Van Lear Vol. Fire Dept., West Van Lear, KY
  • $295,193, Equipment, Regional Request, Appalachia Fire Department, Appalachia, VA
  • $323,231, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Murrells Inlet-Garden City Fire District, Murrells Inlet, SC
  • $476,191, Vehicle Acquisition, Newport Fire/EMS Department, Newport, KY
  • $603,371, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, West Palm Beach, FL
  • $745,082, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, West New York, NJ
  • $868,143, Vehicle Acquisition, Canastota Fire Department, Canastota, NY
  • $956,522, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
  • $1,227,273, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Ventura County Fire Protection District, Camarillo, CA
  • $2,000,000, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management, Leesburg, VA

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

$3,281,564 Fire Grant Awarded in Round 30 SAFER 2012

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

FEMA awarded $3,281,564 in Fire Grants to 6 departments nationwide. Award amounts ranged from a $274,730 Recruitment Fire Grant to the Driggs Fire Department, Magazine, AR, to a $862,760 Hiring Fire Grant to the Tuolumne County Fire Department, Sonora, CA.

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

3 useful tools for public safety grant data

Transportation, Nonprofits, Stats

A grant application is only as strong as its data. Here are 3 tools our clients find useful when gathering data to support their case that their agency needs a grant.

Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA)

From the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT, US DOT or DOT), RITA provides vital transportation statistics and analysis, and supports national efforts to improve education and training in transportation-related fields.

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National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS)

High-quality data on nonprofit organizations and their activities for use in research on the relationships between the nonprofit sector, government, the commercial sector, and the broader civil society.

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FreeLunch.com

Variety of free statistical information, including economic, demographic and financial data. Information you select is put into your online basket. After you finish searching, download the basket contents. Registration is required, but everything is free of charge.

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$37,075,689 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 1 FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 14 Round 1 awards for the FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER). This is the inaugural award round. Fire Service organizations receiving hiring fire grant awards totaling $37,075,689 include:

  • $185,856, Hiring, Beasley Community Volunteer Fire Department, Beasley, TX
  • $466,848, Hiring, Whatcom County Fire District No. 7, Ferndale, WA
  • $549,911, Hiring, Farmersville Fire Department, Farmersville, CA
  • $925,335, Hiring, County of Rockingham, Harrisonburg, VA
  • $956,106, Hiring, Benton Fire Department, Benton, AR
  • $976,572, Hiring, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe City, CA
  • $1,195,249, Hiring, Beach Park Fire Protection District, Beach Park, IL
  • $1,201,560, Hiring, Greenville City Fire Department, Greenville, SC
  • $2,304,893, Hiring, Hamtramck Fire Department, Detroit, MI
  • $2,735,469, Hiring, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District, Mather, CA
  • $2,765,310, Hiring, Cranston Fire Department, Cranston, RI
  • $3,181,140, Hiring, Lorain Fire Department, lorain, OH
  • $4,620,000, Hiring, City of New Bedford Fire Department, New Bedford, MA
  • $15,011,440, Hiring, Providence Fire Department, Providence, RI

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until SAFER has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 SAFER fire grant awards

$43,057,501 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 340 Round 6 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 5, was announced June 17. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totalling $43,057,501 include:

  • $4,000, Training, Operations and Safety, Wheaton Fire Department, Wheaton, MN
  • $8,000, Training, Operations and Safety, Wallington Fire Department, Wallington, NJ
  • $13,637, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Paramus Emergency Medical Services (Paramus EMS), Paramus, NJ
  • $21,334, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Big Mountain Fire District, Whitefish, MT
  • $31,818, Wellness and Fitness Programs, Operations and Safety, Constable Volunteer Firemen Inc., Constable, NY
  • $47,314, Equipment, Operations and Safety, Hillsboro Fire Protection District, Hillsboro, MO
  • $56,000, Training, Regional Request, Ypsilanti City Fire Department, Ypsilanti, MI
  • $63,392, Modify Facilities, Operations and Safety, Shepherdstown Volunteer Fire Department, Shepherdstown, WV
  • $75,829, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Springfield Area Rescue Squad, Inc., Springfield, WV
  • $81,526, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Anamosa Volunteer Fire Department, Anamosa, IA
  • $95,455, EMS Equipment, Operations and Safety, Volunteer Medical Service Corps of Lower Merion and Narberth, Ardmore, PA
  • $169,524, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Detroit Fire and Rescue, Detroit, AL
  • $247,827, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Operations and Safety, Whitman County Fire District 12, Pullman, WA
  • $380,953, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Macedonia Rural Volunteer Fire Department, Bonneau, SC
  • $422,948, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), State Fire Training Academy, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
  • $434,783, Equipment, State Fire Training Academy, Ohio Department of Commerce, Reynoldsburg, OH
  • $609,740, Equipment, Regional Request, City of Hornell, Hornell, NY
  • $744,773, Modify Facilities and Equipment, Operations and Safety, City of Montgomery Fire/Rescue Department, Montgomery, AL
  • $857,143, Vehicle Acquisition, Vehicle Acquisition, Woodstock Fire Department, Woodstock, VA
  • $933,055, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Regional Request, Bloomsdale Volunteer Fire Department, Bloomsdale, MO

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

5 First Responder Grants Students and Clients Win Round 6 AFG Fire Grants

Of the 340 Round 6 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced July 8, 2016, five were First Responder Grants clients and students.

The five departments have been awarded a combined $609,165 in AFG fire grants:

  • $20,500, Perrysburg FD, Ohio
  • $118,765, Calumet Park FD, Illinois
  • $154,200, Emerald Isle FD, North Carolina
  • $156,400, Andover FD, New Hampshire
  • $159,300, Village of Stickney FD, Illinois

First Responder Grants provides national grant-writing training, online grant classes, and one-on-one consulting with public safety organizations across the US. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America’s public safety agencies win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding.

Congratulations to all the winners! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards