Programmatic Performance Reports & SF-425s Due 1/30 | AFG Application Period Closing 2/10

Fire grant news from FEMA


Semi-Annual Programmatic Performance Report (PPR)

Due January 30th

Recipients who received an award through the FEMA Grants Outcome (FEMA GO) system must prepare and submit the PPR through FEMA GO for the following programs:

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

General instructions for completing a PPR are available online at FEMA GO Programmatic Performance Report Guide.

PPR requirements have changed from FY 2018, FY 2019, and FY 2020 AFG NOFO per Information Bulletin 468. Future PPR deadlines will be January 30th and July 30th of each calendar year the grant period of performance is open.

Recipients must submit programmatic performance reports as a condition of their award acceptance. Future awards and funds drawdown may be withheld if these reports are delinquent.

*SAFER grant recipients should be cognizant of the separate forms for the Hiring and the Recruitment & Retention activities and ensure selection of the correct form before submitting.

Federal Financial Report (FFR) (SF-425)

Due January 30th

Recipients are required to submit a Federal Financial Report (FFR or SF-425) on a semi-annual basis. The FFR must be submitted through FEMA GO based on the calendar year beginning with the period after the award is made. Grant recipients are required to submit an FFR throughout the entire period of performance of the grant and for closeout. 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 120 calendar days after the end of the Period of Performance

Future awards and fund drawdowns may be withheld if these reports are delinquent, demonstrate lack of progress, or are insufficient in detail.

A detailed instructional guide for submitting an SF-425 report can be found on the Grants.gov website at Post-Award Reporting Forms | GRANTS.GOV. On the Grants.gov website, please select the Instructions document for “Federal Financial Report (SF-425).”

Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application Period 

Open Now – February 10, 2023

The FY 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is currently openand will close on Friday, February 10, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Please review the application assistance documents at: FY 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application Guidance Materials | FEMA.gov.