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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): Fire Prevention and Safety

Deadline: April 17, 2015

Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) program awards grants in order to carry out fire prevention and education, fire code enforcement, fire and arson investigation, and firefighter safety and health programming and prevention efforts. Grants are offered to support projects in two activities:

1. Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: FP&S activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Accordingly, the four categories eligible for funding under this activity include the following:

  • General Education/Awareness
  • Code Enforcement/Awareness
  • Fire & Arson Investigation
  • National/State/Regional Programs and Studies

2. Research and Development Activity: R&D Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. Accordingly, the five categories eligible for funding under this activity include the following:

  • Clinical Studies
  • Technology and Product Development
  • Database System Development
  • Dissemination and Implementation Research
  • Preliminary Studies

Amount: $34,000,000 is available for up to 100 awards.

Eligibility:

  • FP&S Grants: Fire departments; national, regional, state, local, Native American tribal, and non-profit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities
  • R&D Grants: National, state, local, Native American tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions

Link: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/101167

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