Department of Homeland Security: Assistance to Firefighters Grants
Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG Program) are intended to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The AFG Program accomplishes this by providing financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) for critical training and equipment to help meet recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
Amount: $319,500,000 is available to make 2,000 awards, with a performance period of 24 months.
Note: Cost Sharing requirements include:
- When serving a jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer, the applicant shall provide a match of at least 5 percent of the grant awarded;
- When serving a jurisdiction of between 20,000 and 1 million residents, the applicant shall provide a match of at least 10 percent of the grant awarded;
- When serving a jurisdiction of more than 1 million residents, the applicant shall provide a match of at least 15 percent of the grant awarded. In-kind cost share is not allowable.
Eligibility: Fire Departments, Nonaffiliated EMS organizations (see solicitation for definition), State Fire Training Academies.
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