FY2017 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period Announcement

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The FY 2017 AFG application period will open on Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 8 am ET and will close on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 5 PM ET. Please make sure that you have thoroughly reviewed the newly released Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) prior to beginning your application, as it contains the latest updates to the FY 2017 AFG Grant Program.

Begin preparing your application now by utilizing the application assistance tools available below.

FY 2017 Application Assistance Tools:

The GET READY GUIDE is designed to give you a kick-start in preparing your application. It will help better prepare you to thoroughly answer the application questions.

The SELF-EVALUATION ASSISTANCE sheets are designed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. There are two sheets, one for OPERATIONS & SAFETY and one for VEHICLE ACQUISITION.

The APPLICATION CHECKLIST will help you prepare your grant application. Collecting this information beforehand will reduce the time and energy needed to complete your application.

The COST SHARE CALCULATOR allows you to determine your organizations Local Cost Share for grants. It is important to familiarize yourself with FEMA’s administration of cost sharing requirements.

House Passes Rep. Comstock’s Legislation To Reauthorize U.S. Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Programs

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)Washington, DC – Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after the House Representatives passed her legislation by voice vote, H.R. 4661, the United States Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Program Reauthorization Act of 2017.

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsAFG (Assistance to Firefighters Grant) awards and SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response) grants help provide necessary firefighting gear and training to firefighters and emergency responders, among other critical functions. The legislation authorizes $750 million for both programs…

Full Story: House Passes Rep. Comstock’s Legislation To Reauthorize U.S. Fire Administration, AFG, and SAFER Programs | Congresswoman Barbara Comstock

FY2017 AFG Application Assistance Tools Have Been Released: Begin Preparing Your Application Now

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The 2017 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) release and application period is imminent. Details on NOFO release and the date of the opening of the application period will come soon.

Begin preparing your application now by utilizing the application assistance tools available below.

FY 2017 Application Assistance Tools:

The GET READY GUIDE is designed to give you a kick-start in preparing your application. It will help better prepare you to thoroughly answer the application questions.

The SELF-EVALUATION ASSISTANCE sheets are designed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program. There are two sheets, one for OPERATIONS & SAFETY and one for VEHICLE ACQUISITION.

The APPLICATION CHECKLIST will help you prepare your grant application. Collecting this information beforehand will reduce the time and energy needed to complete your application.

The COST SHARE CALCULATOR allows you to determine your organizations Local Cost Share for grants. It is important to familiarize yourself with FEMA’s administration of cost sharing requirements.