AFG FY 2020 Round 8 fire grant winners announced

163 AFG fire grants totaling $55,692,541 awarded Sept. 10, 2021

This may be the final awards round. FEMA has announced Round 8 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 8 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 150 awards, $49,288,197
  • VEH: 13 awards, $6,404,344
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

1,890 awards, totaling $319,679,606

  • OPS: 1,741 awards, $267,502,229
  • VEH: 149 awards, $52,177,377

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: -$27,129,229
  • VEH: $134,394
  • Additional funds for Operations and Safety were satisfied by reallocating funds from Vehicle awards.

Average award

  • OPS: $153,649
  • VEH: $350,184

No further fire grants are expected 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.

AFG FY 2020 Round 7 fire grant winners announced

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328 AFG fire grants totaling $56,545,167 awarded Sept. 3, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 7 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 7 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 282 awards, $37,672,174
  • VEH: 46 awards, $18,872,993
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date

1,727 awards, totaling $263,987,065

  • OPS: 1,591 awards, $218,214,032
  • VEH: 136 awards, $45,773,033

Estimated remaining funds

  • OPS: $22,158,968
  • VEH: $33,667,967

Average award

  • OPS: $137,155
  • VEH: $336,566

An estimated 247 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.

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.

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.

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.

AFG FY 2020 Round 3 fire grant winners announced

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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.

AFG FY 2020 Round 2 fire grant winners announced

53 AFG fire grants totaling $9,759,675 awarded July 30, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 2 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 2 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 3 awards, $9,759,675
  • VEH: 0 awards, $0
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date: 80 awards, totaling $13,430,184

Estimated remaining funds:

  • OPS: $216,609,816
  • VEH: $79,875,000
  • FA: $9,585,000

An estimated 1,290 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.

AFG, SAFER & FP&S fire grant news for July 2021

AFG, SAFER, FP&S, and… a potential fire station construction grant?

As we go deeper (and hotter) into summer, here are some updates and news to keep in mind about federal grant programs from FEMA:

  • One round of AFG fire grant awards came out June 11, 2021, announcing AFG grants for 27 departments
  • The FEMA GO system has been affected by some technical issues, but FEMA advises that a large number of applications are ready to be funded once issues are resolved.
  • Additional AFG rounds should be expected around late July or early August.
  • All AFG award rounds are expected to be announced by the first week of September.
  • SAFER and FP&S awards are expected to start in August and be completed during September.
  • Periods of performance date extensions have been given to 2018–2020 grants.
  • SF-425 financial reports are now available through FEMA GO for 2018, 2019 AFG, SAFER and FP&S and for the 2020 AFG-S. If this relates to your grant, this report needs to be filed in FEMA GO before July 31, 2021.
  • FEMA is examining November through December 2021 as the next application period for AFG
  • SAFER and FP&S application periods may open in early 2022.
  • Current funding levels for FY 2021 Fire Act grants includes: AFG, $414 million; SAFER, $560 million; FP&S, $46 million; EMPG, $ 100 million.
  • A current bill in Congress has strong support to move forward: This $1 billion dollar fire station construction would fund upgrades and new construction. Our current understanding is this would be similar to a 2009 fire station construction grant. Our expectation is that the grant, if funded and approved by Congress, would favor “shovel-ready” departments, with a cap of $7.5 million per grant. Note, though, that this current legislation is subject to change and has not yet been approved.

Questions about grants or want to know more? Contact a grant consultant today!

FEMA announcement: Period of Performance Extensions Authorized for FY 2018 SAFER, FP&S, and AFG Programs

Fire grant news from FEMA

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FEMA Grant Programs Directorate has issued the following Informational Bulletins (IB) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs (AFGP) award recipients.

  • IB No. 455A provided a six-month extension to the subset of FY 2018 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program awards with a period of performance expiring before December 31, 2021. The NOFO requirements for extensions will apply for any additional extension requests or for those recipients with a period of performance expiring after January 1, 2022.
  • IB No. 457A provides a six-month extension to the subset of FY 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response awards with a period of performance expiring before December 31, 2021. The NOFO requirements for extensions to the Recruitment and Retention award recipients will apply for any additional extension requests or for those recipients with a period of performance expiring after January 1, 2022.
  • IB No. 452A provides an additional six-month extension to FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program awards. The NOFO requirements for extensions will apply for any additional extension requests.

FEMA will automatically provide the extension to the current end of the period of performance for the grant awards listed in Informational Bulletins. All recipients will be notified with amended award documentation for their files.

In addition, FEMA is delaying the timelines for submitting the required Program Performance Reports for all FY 2018 AFGP award recipients. Please review the applicable IBs for complete details.

For more information, please contact your AFGP Program Preparedness Officer or the AFGP Program Help Desk at [email protected] or (866) 274-0960, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET

FEMA GO Releases Functionality for SF-425

Public Safety Grant news from FEMA

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FEMA released functionality for Recipient Submission of Federal Financial Report (SF-425) in FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO).

Recipients who received an award through FEMA GO will be required to prepare and submit the SF-425 through FEMA GO for the following grant programs:

  • Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG).
  • Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants; and
  • Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER).

Reminder: Recipients who were awarded in eGrants must continue to report in eGrants.

Federal Financial Reporting Requirements

The Federal Financial Report (SF-425) must be prepared and submitted online using FEMA GO. General instructions for completing the SF-425 are available online at SF-425 OMB #4040-0014.

Recipients must submit financial reports as a condition of their award acceptance. Future awards and funds drawdown may be withheld if these reports are delinquent. Recipients should keep detailed records of all transactions involving the grant. FEMA may at any time request copies of purchasing documentation along with copies of canceled checks or other proof of payment documentation for verification.

Federal Financial Reports

Recipients of AFG Program grants are required to submit a Federal Financial Report (SF-425) semi-annual basis. The report must be submitted using the online FEMA GO based on the calendar year beginning with the period after the award is made.

Reporting Dates

Grant recipients are required to submit an FFR throughout the entire period of performance of the grant. Reports are due:

  • No later than July 30 (for the period January 1 – June 30)
  • No later than January 30 (for the period July 1 – December 31)
  • Within 90 days after the end of the Period of Performance for awards made prior to November 20, 2020 or within 120 days for awards made after November 20, 2020.

FEMA GO Instructional Guidance Materials

Instructions for preparing and submitting the SF-425 is provided in the FEMA GO Initiate an Application (FIRE GRANT PROGRAMS) guide posted online at FEMA GO Guides for Assistance to Firefighters Grants Programs | FEMA.gov. Please refer to Section 20: Federal Financial Report for step by step instructions.

FEMA GO Help Desk

If you experience technical issues submitting the SF 425, contact the FEMA GO Help Desk by phone at 1-877-585-3242 or email at [email protected]. The FEMA GO Help Desk is available from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday – Friday. If you have programmatic questions about completing the SF 425 form, contact the Fire Grants Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or email at [email protected]. The Fire Grants Help Desk is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday – Friday.