FEMA to open applications for firefighter grant program

Dec 21, 2017

Washington, D.C. — The Federal Emergency Management Agency will begin accepting applications for grant funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 8 a.m. The application period will close Friday, Feb. 2, at 5 p.m. This year, Maine applicants received more than $2.3 million in grants ranging from $10,000 to $349,143 in FY16 funds.

The AFG Program funding assists fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations in improving their emergency response capabilities. The program provides federal funding that enables these organizations to purchase equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources to better protect emergency personnel and the communities they serve.

Applicants who require assistance should contact the AFG Help Desk by email at firegrants@fema.dhs.gov or by calling 866-274-0960.

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