1-Day AFG Crash Course

Are you ready to WIN Assistance to Firefighter Grants?

Just one day can get you ready for AFG!

Upcoming 1-day online training

All via Zoom with a live trainer • No travel required • $249 per student

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$270K AFG fire truck grant replaces 1977 apparatus
“Greg’s knowledge of the AFG program, his experience with previous successful grant applications, and his attention to detail ensured our application captured our department’s need for federal funding.”

Aaron Leonard, Lieutenant / Vice President, Board of Directors, Newark VT Volunteer Fire Department

$20K+ AFG fire equipment grant
“We were successful in FY2020, with not only a SAFER Grant for 8 firefighters ($2.6 million), but we were also awarded an AFG Grant for equipment replacement for $20K plus. If you have been trying and have been unsuccessful, my recommendation is to contact First Responder Grants.”

Chief Jeff Rowe, Kennebunk Fire Rescue, Kennebunk, Maine

We turn first responders into grant writers who get funded.

What will you get in our one-day AFG training?

  • Details of how to successfully write an Assistance to Firefighters Grant
  • What to review in FEMA GO to ensure your applica tion gets past the computer screening
  • What you need to include in your narrative
  • How successful grant applications got awarded

We’ll review

  • Necessary data and statistics
  • Why successful grants are awarded
  • What needs to be in your narrative
  • How to get a head start on your application

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The FY 2022 AFG application is scheduled to open as early as October. Get a head start! Don’t wait until the deadline looms. Make sure your grant is the best you can submit. Attend our AFG focused, interactive, one-day Zoom training. Classes will be held weekly starting in August. Please see our web site for dates and times.

  • See examples of real-world, winning grants
  • Understand what RFPs (Requests for Proposals) and NOFOs (Notices of Funding Opportunity) are… and what they’re asking for
  • Break down “grant speak” into real talk you and your superiors can understand

+80% success rate at winning grant awards!

Grants are competitive, and no one can guarantee success.

However, our training provides the skills you need to write a competitive grant application that can win your agency crucial funding, equipment, personnel, and more.

First Responder Grants students maintain a documented +80% success rate at winning a grant award after attending our training… many on their very first application.

  • 2 days of online training
  • Taught by experienced grant consultants who have worked in public safety
  • No travel required
  • Training graduates receive discounts on grant writing, editing, and consulting services

And more!

Over $3,000,000,000 awarded since 1998


“Gorham NH Fire and EMS has been awarded an Assistance to Firefighters Grant for the second year in a row.”

“The Northwest Fire District received a $3.1 million regional AFG award for dual-band radios & repeaters that will benefit 10 agencies operating in and around Tucson, AZ.”

“AFG peer reviewer: ‘departments need to invest the time and money to attend one of your classes.’”

Get the training, to get the grants, to get the gear!

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Training Terms & Conditions

First Responder Grants is very sensitive to the budgetary constraints necessary for our clientele, and it has always been our goal to maintain our tuition costs at an absolute minimum. We have been able to achieve this goal through adoption of certain policies and procedures.


Approximately one week prior to your scheduled training you will receive, via email, an electronic file of the handouts that will be used during the training.

Handouts are generally in PDF or MS-Word.doc file format. You are responsible for printing those handouts and bringing them with you to the training, as there will not be printed handouts at the training.

If you do not receive that email with handout files, within 3 days prior to your scheduled training, please contact the scheduled instructor via email or phone to arrange having them sent to you.

This saves us considerable shipping and printing costs.

Hosted at Public Safety Agencies

Our training is “hosted” by other public safety agencies to avoid incurring “venue rental costs”. This holds down travel expenses for our students by being presented regionally.

Sometimes local demands or unforeseen problems force an agency to cancel their scheduled training.

Minimum Number of Students

Due to economic considerations, training is scheduled contingent upon a minimum number of students (15) being pre-registered to attend. Occasionally, an agency is unable to achieve that goal.

Therefore, 30 days prior to any scheduled event, if the agency has been unable to recruit the minimum number of attendees, they have the option of rescheduling their training to a future date to continue to recruit students, or they may choose to cancel the training. This option is entirely the agency’s choice and is beyond the control of First Responder Grants.

We would caution students that if they must book non-refundable air travel or hotel reservations that they NOT do so until within the 30-day window before their training and after first checking with us to be certain that the training has been “locked in” for the date shown. First Responder Grants will not be responsible for and is unable to refund individual travel costs of any kind.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Full payment is required before or on the first day of class. If you are unable to attend training, First Responder Grants will transfer your registration to any other in-person class or live online training. If First Responder Grants cancels training, you may transfer your registration or request a full refund. Any refunds paid by credit card are refunded minus fees charged to First Responder Grants.



First Responder Grants, LLC
237 N. Brooks St.
Manning, SC 29102 




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Click the “register” button below for the training dates that fit your schedule. Then complete and submit the registration form to sign up yourself and/or other attendees to attend your grant training session.

Currently closed. Be the first to know when we re-open our AFG Crash Course
And get your FREE Grant Prep Checklist