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

AFG FY 2020 Round 1 fire grant winners announced

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27 AFG fire grants totaling $3,670,509 awarded June 11, 2021

FEMA has announced Round 1 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 1 fire grant awards

  • OPS: 27 awards, $3,670,509
  • VEH: 0 awards, $0
  • FA: 0 awards, $0

Total Awards To Date: 27 awards, totaling $3,670,509

Estimated remaining funds:

  • OPS: $226,369,491
  • VEH: $79,875,000
  • FA: $9,585,000

An estimated 1,665 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.

Fire grants: What we know so far about AFG, SAFER, and FP&S

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That’s right: It’s could be a busy summer for fire grants!

Based on recent updates from FEMA, here’s what we know so far about fire grants:

  • AFG-S awards have been given a 1-year period of performance extension.
  • SAFER and FP&S that expire in 2021 will also have a 1-year period of performance extension.
  • 2020 AFG awards are expected to start at the end of June or early July.
  • 2020 SAFER and FP&S awards are expected to start in July or August.
  • We expect FY 2021 AFG, SAFER and FP&S grants to open in November 2021.

Ready to plan your fire grant priorities?

Contact one of our Grant Consultants today!

FEMA: Fire grant extensions authorized

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FEMA authorizes performance extensions for FY 2019 SAFER, FP&S and FY 2020 AFG-S Programs

Wondering about deadlines for FEMA fire grant performance and reporting requirements?

The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate has authorized a 12-month extension to the period of performance for the following grant programs:

  • Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) awards with an initial period of performance of 12 months.
  • FY 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) awards with an initial period of performance of 12 months.
  • FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) and (AFG-S2) programs.

FEMA will automatically provide the extension to the current end of the period of performance for the grant awards listed in Informational Bulletin (IB) 463. In addition, FEMA is delaying the timelines for required reports, see IB 463 for complete details.

For more information, please contact your AFG Program Preparedness Officer (PO) or the AFG Program Help Desk at [email protected] or (866) 274-0960, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.

GRANT ALERT! Apply for this public safety equipment grant by May 12

And don’t let the name fool you.

Amazing grant available now:

  • Requests up to $25K (but up to $50K might be considered)
  • Lifesaving equipment
  • Prevention education tools

The grant is from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation, but it’s NOT just for the Fire Service. ALL types of public safety agencies, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools are eligible.

Application deadline: May 12, 2021
A new application period opens July 6, 2021.

Learn more and apply

Need help with this grant?

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Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Equipment funding grants for public safety agencies and first responders

Grant Website

Grant Guidelines

Grant Deadline: This program accepts applications on an rotating basis.

2021 grant application periods (subject to change)

  • October 13, 2021–2022 Q1 grant deadline: Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at 5 PM ET

Not just for the fire service

All types of public safety agencies, including fire departments, law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits, and schools are eligible.

The Foundation mainly focuses its resources in areas served by Firehouse Subs restaurants, typically within a 60-mile radius of a Firehouse Subs location. However, the Foundation does consider applications outside of the 60-mile guideline.

Lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools

The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation supports improving the lifesaving capabilities of first responders and public safety agencies.

The Foundation accomplishes this by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools to first responders and public safety organizations.

What this grant does for your agency

Agencies awarded the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant receive funds to aid in purchasing equipment.

  • “$15,000-$25,000 is a guideline”
  • “Requests exceeding $50,000 will not be accepted.”
  • If your organization has received a grant from this funder in the past, they ask that you “wait a minimum of two years from the date of approval before reapplying.”
  • Up to 600 applications accepted per application period. Only a limited number of grants will be awarded.

Grant Eligibility

All public safety grant requests must fall within the Foundation’s funding guidelines:

http://firehousesubsfoundation.org/about-us/funding-areas

Some types of equipment items are not eligible, including (but not limited to):

  • Body cameras
  • Building exhaust removal systems
  • Crash data boxes
  • Dash cams
  • Drones and drone accessories
  • Exercise equipment
  • Goodie bags
  • Guns/firearms/use of force equipment
  • Riot gear
  • Laser pointers (designators)
  • Inflatable bounce houses
  • License plate readers
  • Narcan
  • Philips FR3 AEDs
  • Pluggie the fire plug robot
  • Polar Breeze thermal rehabilitation systems
  • Portable message signs
  • Power load stretchers
  • Radar detectors
  • Recording devices
  • Refurbished equipment
  • Scott SCBA Model AP50 at this time (but “all other Scott product requests are acceptable.”)”
  • Security systems
  • Surveillance equipment
  • Sparky the Fire Dog robots and costumes
  • Stop sticks
  • Tasers
  • Throw bots
  • Traffic road barriers
  • TruNar analyzers
  • T-shirts & polos

About the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation

Founded in 2005, in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation works to “impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives, of local heroes and their communities.” More

Grant Deadline

Grant applications are due no later than Wed., May 12, 2021.

Apply

Apply for the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation Grant

Fire Departments: Is it time to complete or update your needs assessment?

The Fund Finder News by Kurt Bradley, Senior Grants Consultant

There is an old saying that floats about and holds a special truth not only in how we conduct our daily operations, but also in how we go about applying to grant funding sources. That saying is:

“If You Fail to Plan, You Can Plan to Fail!”

Proper planning involves a myriad of things, one of which is assuring that you have proper manpower and equipment to carry out your basic mission for your citizens.

A needs assessment is a critical way to identity the needs in your organization that might be filled by grants. Now is the time to complete or update yours!

Full story: Needs and Capabilities Assessment: Why and How Do We Accomplish This?

AFG Fire Grant Alert: Modifications to the FY 2019 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and FY 2019 AFG Awards

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Alert from FEMA

The attached FEMA Information Bulletin (IB) No. 461 modifies the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program reporting, period of performance, and amendment requirements contained in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) acknowledges the delays in the successful deployment of grants management functionality for reporting and amendments via the FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) system. In response, FEMA is providing a one-time, 12-month extension to all FY 2019 AFG Program awards. Further, FEMA is delaying the timelines for required financial and performance reports. Please review the attached Information Bulletin for full details.

You are receiving this message as the primary point of contact for a FY 2019 AFG grant. You are encouraged to share this information with anyone in your organization responsible for managing any FY 2019 AFG grant(s).

If you have any questions regarding the attached Information Bulletin, you can contact your AFG Preparedness Officer (PO) or the AFG Help Desk at [email protected] or (866) 274-0960.

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