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

Deadline: March 16, 2018

The Fire Prevention and Safety 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. Grants are offered to support projects in two activities:

1. Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): This 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. Four project categories are eligible for funding:

  • Community Risk Reduction
  • Code Enforcement/Awareness
  • Fire & Arson Investigation
  • National/State/Regional Programs and Studies

2. 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:

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

Amount: A total of $34,500,000 is available to fund up to 150 awards. FP&S grants are limited to a maximum of $1,500,000 and Firefighter Safety R&D applicants applying under the Early Career Investigator category are limited to a maximum of $75,000 (no limits are indicated for the other categories). Applicants must make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to and not less than five percent of the grant awarded.

Eligibility:

  • Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: Fire departments; national, state, local, federally recognized tribal organizations; and nonprofit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions.
  • Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D): National, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and nonprofit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions.

Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=300263

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