Grant Tips: How to Strengthen Your AFG Application

Want to strengthen your AFG application? Here are some tips to help you understand why you may have been turned down in the past, and how to submit a successful AFG application.

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Grant Tips: How To Describe Your Department and Coverage Area

When applying for grants, you might struggle to find the right words. Read this article from FireGrantsHelp for tips on how describe your department and area coverage by focusing on the basics.

What the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Means for Fire and EMS

The newly passed American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 is aimed at supporting the ongoing health and economic recovery efforts resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, with funding specifically for first responders and state and local governments. Read this full blog for more information.

PPE Funding for COVID-19: What the Latest Executive Order Includes

The recently signed executive order, “Memorandum to Extend Federal Support to Governors’ Use of the National Guard to Respond to COVID-19 and to Increase Reimbursement and Other Assistance Provided to States,” includes provisions for PPE funding available from FEMA. Read the full article for more details.

FY 2020 AFG Application Period Opens January 4: What You Need to Know

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program FY 2020 is opening on Monday, January 4, and will close on Friday, February 12. If you’re submitting a grant for PPE, read this article to learn what you need to know.

Download – FY2020 AFG PPE Project Guide

Applications to the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program for PPE have consistently been one of the two top activities requested under the Firefighter Operations grant category. To assist you in formulating your application for PPE, read this blog article and download the AFG FY2020 PPE Project Guide.

Grant Tips: Priority vs. Need in the AFG Program Grant Award Process

Understand the role of funding priorities and individual department needs in award decisions.

FEMA Opens Second Round of COVID-19 Response Grants

FEMA has opened a second round of COVID-19 response grants as part of its Supplemental Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program, to help provide support to fire departments who continue to deal with challenges related to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. Read this article for more details.

FEMA to Open Second Round of COVID-19 Response Grants: Educational Webinars Available

FEMA has announced that it will open a second round of COVID-19 response grants as part of its Supplemental Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. Read this blog post to learn more and to take advantage of available educational webinars.

The CARES Act and Funding Opportunities: What To Know

The current situation with COVID-19 has presented a variety of challenges to fire and EMS agencies, including financial hardship. But the good news is that there are programs in place to help provide support to first responders and firefighters specifically for the purchase of PPE. Through the CARES Act, first responders may seek funding via three programs. Read this article to learn more about the programs.