Law Enforcement & Fire Department Grant Opportunities
NOTE: This list includes archived grant opportunities; not all opportunities are currently available. However, many funding opportunities are cyclical, so it would be in your best interest to keep closed opportunities in mind for future funding needs.
Please remember these are just a select few of the many grant opportunities available for law enforcement and fire department funding. If you are interested in joining our free Watch List for law enforcement and fire department grants, please fill out the form to the right.
There are actually two different grants that make up FEMA’s AFG:
- Fire Prevention and Safety Grants (FP&S) -- FP&S grants support projects that better public safety and the safety of firefighters from fires and related hazards. The main goal in projects is the reduction of injury and prevention of death among high-risk populations. Eligible applicants include fire departments, national, regional, state, local, Native American tribal organizations, and community organizations that are known for their expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply. Federal agencies, for-profit organizations, and individuals are not eligible for this funding.
- Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D) -- National, regional, state, and local organizations, including academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions are eligible for R&D funding. Organizations specializing in firefighter safety, health, wellness research, and development activities are encouraged to apply. Fire departments, for-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are ineligible for funding.
Grants can be used for equipment, firefighter training, and community education programs. There are three ways grants are awarded:
Participating independent insurance agencies can direct grants to fire departments based on the growth of their business with Fireman’s Fund.
Fireman’s Fund employees can nominate fire departments for grants.
Fireman’s Fund can award grants for national programs that aim to improve firefighter safety and reduce firefighter accidents.
For those who do not know how to get noticed for these grants, fire departments or organizations have the option of completing a survey on the Fireman’s Fund website, and one of the Fireman’s Fund employees or agencies can nominate that department or organization for a grant.