USFA, FEMA grant application period for firefighters now open

USFA, FEMA grant application period for firefighters now open
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - The United States Fire Administration (USFA) has opened the application process for two firefighter grants offered by the Federal Emegency Management Agency (FEMA).

They are the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and the Firefighter Prevention and Safety Grant (FP&S).

The AFG program is currently open for applications until Friday, Feb. 12. And the FP&S grant program is open for applications starting on Monday, Jan. 25 through Friday, Feb. 26.

The AFG grant provides critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability and support community resilience.

You may be eligible for the AFG Grant if you are a:

  • National, regional, state, local or tribal fire department or nonaffiliated emergency medical service organization.
  • State Fire Training Academy.

The FP&S Grant provides critically needed resources to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts and research and development.

You may be eligible for a FP&S grant if you are a national, regional, state, local or tribal:

  • Fire department.
  • Academic institution, or a public health, occupational health or injury prevention institution for fire prevention and safety programs.
  • Public, private or non-profit organization supporting firefighter health and safety research and development.

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