From coast to coast and in between, 6 First Responder Grants clients won a combined $1,547,140 in fire grants from the FY 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program. These awards were announced as part of the 352 Round 6 AFG fire grant awards announced Aug. 24, 2018.
To-date First Responder Grants clients and students have won a combined $3,505,289 in fire grants under FY 2017 AFG this year.
This week’s winners included:
- Sylvania Township Fire Department, Sylvania, OH, Operations and Safety, $223,223, Personal Protective Equipment ($245,545)
- Big River Fire Protection, Bonne Terre, MO, Operations and Safety, $16,186, Equipment ($16,995)
- Central Pierce Fire & Rescue, Tacoma, WA, Vehicle Acquisition, $681,237, Vehicle Acquisition ($680,000)
- Hutchins Fire Rescue, Hutchins, TX, Regional Request, $304,265, Equipment ($302,974)
- Lyndon Fire Protection District, Louisville, KY, Operations and Safety, $54,102, Equipment ($58,512)
- South Fire District of the City of Middletown, Middletown, CT, Operations and Safety, $145,381, Personal Protective Equipment ($151,350)
AFG fire grants are administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
“Wherever you are in the US, your fire service organization has a shot at AFG,” says Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant at First Responder Grants. “When a department focuses on high-priority needs and has a solid application, they can rise above the stiff competition and find their grant in the winner’s circle.”
About First Responder Grants
Public safety agencies nationwide rely on First Responder Grants for grant writing training, grant consulting, and the latest news and tips and news for writing winning grant applications. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped public safety agencies like yours win over $2,000,000,000 in grant funding. Our grant writing training students learn to write competitive grants that bring home additional funding dollars to your agency, but that’s not all. Students receiving First Responder Grants training in grant writing maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our classes—many on their very first application.