Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

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Funding Opportunity ID: 293099
Opportunity Number: DHS-16-GPD-044-000-98
Opportunity Title: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: Fire Prevention
CFDA Number(s): 97.044
Eligible Applicants: County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Fire Departments, Private Institutions of Higher Education
Agency Code: DHS-DHS
Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
Posted Date: Apr 10, 2017
Close Date: May 19, 2017
Last Updated Date: Apr 10, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $34,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Description: The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grants Programs Directorate is responsible for the implementation and administrations of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The purpose of the AFG Program is to enhancethe safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The Grants Programs Directorate administers the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants as part of the AFG Program. FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”) and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”). The program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.
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