AFG FY 2020 Round 6 fire grant winners announced

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381 AFG fire grants totaling $54,597,278 awarded Aug. 27, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 6 FY 2020 AFG fire grant winners:

AFG fire grant appropriation for 2020

  • Total: $319,500,00
  • Operations and Safety: $230,040,000
  • Vehicles: $79,875,000
  • Fire Academy: $9,585,000

Round 6 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 365 awards, $47,324,367
  • VEH: 16 awards, $7,272,911
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

1,399 awards, totaling $207,441,898

  • OPS: 1309 awards, $180,541,858
  • VEH: 90 awards, $26,900,040

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: $59,831,142
  • VEH: $52,540,960

Average award

  • OPS: $137,924
  • VEH: $298,889

An estimated 233 fire grants may remain to be awarded. Thank you to onebugle for compiling these statistics.

AFG awards are typically released on Fridays. Check back here regularly for more updates, and visit FEMA’s AFG Awards page to see all winners from this year and previous award periods.

FD takes home type V forestry truck thanks to AFG grant

First AFG vehicle award in New Hampshire since 2018

There’s nothing like the satisfaction when a department gets the gear they need to help them protect their personnel and their community better.

Our friends at New Hampshire’s Tamworth FD recently took delivery of a beast of a new apparatus. Funding their award? A $180K AFG grant for their type V forestry truck:

“Final inspection is now complete with no issues found at the factory. Assistant Chief Matt Baumann and Firefighter Zach Remick will be making the 1200 mile journey home with it. We look forward to being able to place the truck in service to serve the town for many years to come. Special thanks goes to Alexis Fire Equipment Company Lakes Region Fire Apparatus Inc First Responder Grants, LLC and all of our town residents for making this happen.”

Congratulations, Tamworth FD!

And to you reading this, your turn could be next. What grants are you going for this year and next year?

Contact a Grant Consultant today

AFG FY 2020 Round 5 fire grant winners announced

In March 2020, Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, Washington, took delivery of an $800,000 Rescue 61 (GSO 11050) from KME thanks to an AFG grant

365 AFG fire grants totaling $52,957,887 awarded Aug. 20, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 5 FY 2020 AFG fire grant winners:

AFG fire grant appropriation for 2020

  • Total: $319,500,00
  • Operations and Safety: $230,040,000
  • Vehicles: $79,875,000
  • Fire Academy: $9,585,000

Round 5 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 330 awards, $47,807,251
  • VEH: 35 awards, $5,150,636
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

1,018 awards, totaling $152,844,620

  • OPS: 944 awards, $133,217,491
  • VEH: 74 awards, $19,627,129
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: $106,407,509
  • VEH: $59,813,871
  • FA: $9,585,000

Average award

  • OPS: $141,120
  • VEH: $265,231
  • FA: $0

An estimated 980 fire grants may remain to be awarded. Thank you to onebugle for compiling these statistics.

AFG awards are typically released on Fridays. Check back here regularly for more updates, and visit FEMA’s AFG Awards page to see all winners from this year and previous award periods.

Meet your new public safety grant consultant

Kris Kloetz: Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, Volunteer Firefighter, Grant Writer & Consultant

Meet your new grant consultant! Kris Kloetz has an extensive public safety background, including Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, and Volunteer Firefighter. We’re so proud to welcome Kris to the First Responder Grants team:

About Kris

Law Enforcement Officer, SWAT Operator, Volunteer Firefighter, Grant Writer & Consultant

Kris has spent his entire career in Law Enforcement. While working for different agencies with limited budgets, Kris knows what it is like to struggle to find funding for equipment and training to keep the department running efficiently. Kris has assisted his agency with several grant opportunities over his career that have kept his agency on the leading edge of providing quality service to the community. Kris truly enjoys finding every avenue to acquire funding for a department and will assist you with obtaining the grant that will take your community service to the next level.

Public Safety, Instructional & Grant Writing Background

Kris began his law enforcement career at the age of 18, working part-time for a local agency in New Hampshire while attending college. During that time, Kris was also a volunteer firefighter in his hometown.

After college, Kris continued in law enforcement in a full-time capacity. Kris is an instructor for his department in several areas. His assistance is frequently requested in courses of instruction at the New Hampshire Police Academy.

Kris spent several years as a SWAT Operator/Sniper on a regional special operations team that covers over 10 towns and cities. Kris frequently teaches classes on workplace violence prevention and situational awareness to local businesses in the community. Kris has worked closely with other members of his department on several grant opportunities for equipment and training. Kris is also the department’s liaison with the New Hampshire Traffic Safety Bureau, where Kris’s grant writing has augmented funding for motor vehicle enforcement patrols to prevent speeding, distracted driving, and impairment.

Grant help? Contact Kris today

AFG FY 2020 Round 4 fire grant winners announced

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332 AFG fire grants totaling $50,388,069 awarded Aug. 13, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 4 FY 2020 AFG fire grant winners:

AFG fire grant appropriation for 2020

  • Total: $319,500,00
  • Operations and Safety: $230,040,000
  • Vehicles: $79,875,000
  • Fire Academy: $9,585,000

Round 4 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 308 awards, $40,945,965
  • VEH: 24 awards, $9,442,104
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

653 awards, totaling $99,886,733

  • OPS: 614 awards, $85,410,240
  • VEH: 39 awards, $14,476,493
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: $144,629,760
  • VEH: $64,964,507
  • FA: $9,585,000

Average award

  • OPS: $139,105
  • VEH: $371,192
  • FA: $0

An estimated 1,215 fire grants may remain to be awarded. Thank you to onebugle for compiling these statistics.

AFG awards are typically released on Fridays. Check back here regularly for more updates, and visit FEMA’s AFG Awards page to see all winners from this year and previous award periods.

How to convince City Hall: Training is worth every penny

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The Fund Finder

Public Safety Grant News and Tips by Kurt Bradley, Certified Grants Consultant

There are two old sayings that state: “You get what you pay for” and “you have to spend a little money, to make a lot of money.” These statements ring especially true in grant writing.

The value of formal training and professional instruction in grant writing cannot be emphasized enough. So how do you convince your governing bodies and administrative officials that grant training is a wise worthwhile investment of your limited training dollars?

Find out how

AFG FY 2020 Round 3 fire grant winners announced

Firefighters

241 AFG fire grants totaling $36,068,480 awarded Aug. 6, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 3 FY 2020 AFG fire grant winners:

AFG fire grant appropriation for 2020

  • Total: $319,500,00
  • Operations and Safety: $230,040,000
  • Vehicles: $79,875,000
  • Fire Academy: $9,585,000

Round 3 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 226 awards, $31,034,091
  • VEH: 15 awards, $5,034,389
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

321 awards, totaling $49,498,664

  • OPS: 306 awards, $44,464,275
  • VEH: 15 awards, $5,034,389
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: $185,575,725
  • VEH: $74,406,611
  • FA: $9,585,000

An estimated 1,499 fire grants may remain to be awarded. Thank you to onebugle for compiling these statistics.

AFG awards are typically released on Fridays. Check back here regularly for more updates, and visit FEMA’s AFG Awards page to see all winners from this year and previous award periods.

Ready for the grant writing winner circle? New training dates nationwide!

Winner!

New, in-person grant-writing training dates available from coast to coast

From New York State to Washington State and points in between, grant training season is about to kick into high gear!

Does this sound like your agency?

  • Your agency lacks funds for vital equipment or training.
  • You applied for grants in the past, but just can’t seem to get your application into the winner’s circle.
  • Times are tight and your budget is shrinking, but grants seem so intimidating, you’ll never figure out how to get that crucial additional funding for your department.

You’re not the only one. Fire Departments, Law Enforcement Agencies and other Emergency Services Agencies nationwide have felt the sting of the budget ax.

They could’ve spent another year going without.

But they did something else. They took action, and they got that crucial grant funding.

“I have had a 70% success rate with all my grants since attending. It has also opened my eyes to other grant opportunities. The $2,000 it cost my department to send me to a First Responder Grants seminar years ago has more than paid for itself. What it costs your department to send you will be quickly recouped.” —Asst. Chief Justin Dixon, Burkville Fire Department, Alabama

We’ve added new dates and locations to our live, in-person nationwide grant-writing training. Click below to see our current training schedule. Register today so you can get the training you need to land your department in the grant winner’s circle!

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