Over $8.1 billion in fire grant funding awarded
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-22-GPD-044-00-98
Grant Application Period: Jan. 9, 2023 through Feb. 10, 2023
Grant Deadline: Feb. 10, 2023
$324 million in fire grant funding available
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is one of three grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. 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.
What this grant does for your agency
The AFG Program has awarded approximately $8.1 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. Since FY 2018, the AFG Program has awarded more than 600 fire apparatuses, 102,000 personal protective equipment items, and 124,000 other fire equipment to over 3,800 unique recipients. During the same period, the AFG Program awarded 588 recipients approximately $90 million to modify department facilities or implement wellness and fitness.
Agencies awarded the FY 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) receive funds to
- Provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards
- Enhance operational efficiencies
- Foster interoperability, and
- Support community resilience
Estimated Total Program Funding: $324 million
Expected Number of Awards: 2,000
Period of Performance: 24 months
Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.
For full eligibility details, see the Grant Guidelines:
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Grant applications are due no later than Feb. 10, 2023.