Are you interested in submitting a proposal under the FY 2017 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program but do not know where to start? Or perhaps you have an idea for a project that might reduce the fire and safety risks in your community, but you do not have data to support your plan. If that is the case, consider applying for a grant to conduct a community level risk assessment. The assessment of risk is an essential step to developing an effective plan to respond to the fire and safety problems in your community.
Priority for Funding
If you apply for a comprehensive risk assessment under the Community Risk Reduction Category of the FP&S Activity, your application will be considered a funding priority. See page 35 of the FY 2017 FP&S Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Note that applications that request a risk assessment are precluded from applying for additional projects under the FP&S Activity.
Types of Costs
A grant application for a risk assessment may include:
- Costs to support personnel salary and fringe benefits for individual(s) conducting the assessment
- Costs to support a contractor to conduct the assessment
- Costs for software and/or office supplies
- Costs for grant administration
A risk assessment project can be considered as a micro grant. Micro grant awards have a federal share not exceeding $25,000. Micro grant recipients still have a 5% percent cost match.
Below are some resources for applicants interested in learning more about risk assessments:
Start Your Application Now!
The FY 2017 FP&S grant application is in full swing and will close on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 5 PM ET. Please read the application assistance tools, including the FY 2017 FP&S NOFO, before you begin your application. Start your application at https://www.fema.gov/e-grant-application-access.