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.

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.

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]gov or (866) 274-0960, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET