Grants

Download – FY2021 AFG PPE Project Guide

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provides one of the best means that departments have to cover expenses for critically needed PPE. To assist you in formulating your application for PPE, download our guide.

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Now Eligible for AFG Funding: MSA LUNAR™ Connected Device

LUNAR is a personal accountability device and a simplified safety solution that’s intuitive and easy to use. It’s wireless, cloud ready, equipped with thermal imaging, and supports collaborative search. LUNAR can be used as part of an SCBA application, SCBA + Accountability, or as a stand-alone Accountability system.

FY 2021 AFG Application Period Opened November 8: Information You Need to Know

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program FY 2021 opened on Monday, November 8, and will close on Friday, December 17. If you’re submitting a grant for PPE, here’s what you need to know.

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.

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.