$414 million in fire grants available
Application period: Nov. 8–Dec. 17, 2021
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-21-GPD-044-00-98
Grant Deadline: Dec. 17, 2021
Fund critical equipment needs for the Fire Service
The FY 2021 AFG Program has three activities:
- Operations and Safety;
- Vehicle Acquisition; and
- Regional Projects
The objectives of the AFG Program are to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
What this grant does for your agency
The AFG Program provides financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment.
The AFG Program has awarded approximately $7.7 billion in grant funding to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
The AFG Program represents part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Strategic Plan, the AFG Program supports the goal to Strengthen Preparedness and Resilience. In awarding grants, the FEMA Administrator is required to consider:
- The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP);
- The degree to which an award will reduce deaths, injuries and property damage by reducing the risks associated with fire related and other hazards;
- The extent of an applicant’s need for an AFG Program grant and the need to protect the United States as a whole; and
- The number of calls requesting or requiring a firefighting or emergency medical response received by an applicant.
Agencies awarded the FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) receive funds for the procurement of critical equipment.
Estimated Total Program Funding: $414 million
Projected Number of Awards: 2,500
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
Period of Performance: 24 months
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines.
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Grant applications are due no later than Dec. 17, 2021, 5 p.m. ET.
Apply for the FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)