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U.S. Department of Homeland Security: Fire Prevention and Safety

Deadline: December 21, 2018

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program seeks to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development. The objective of the FP&S Grant Program is for grantees 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.

FP&S grants are offered to support projects in two activities:

  • FP&S: The FP&S Activity is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death, injuries, and property damage caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Accordingly, the four project categories eligible for funding under this activity are: 1) Community Risk Reduction; 2) Code Enforcement/Awareness; 3) Fire and Arson Investigation; and 4) National/State/Regional Programs and Studies.
  • Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity: The R&D Activity is aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The six project categories eligible for funding under this activity are: 1) Clinical Studies; 2) Technology and Product Development; 3) Database System Development; 4) Dissemination and Implementation Research; 5) Preliminary Studies; and 6) Early Career Investigator.

Amount: An anticipated $35,000,000 is available to fund an estimated 150 awards that range up to $1,500,000 each. Periods of performance vary by activity:

  • FP&S Activity: The period of performance for projects funded under the FP&S Activity is generally 12 months. Eligible applicants who propose complex projects may apply for up to a 24-month period of performance from the date of award.
  • R&D Activity: The period of performance for projects proposed under the R&D Activity is 12, 24, or 36 months from the date of award.

Eligibility: Varies by activity:

  • FP&S: Fire departments and national, regional, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and non-profit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity.
  • R&D: National, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310495

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