The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced it is accepting applications for its Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention and Safety Program. The grant deadline is March 21, 2014.
The purpose of the AFG Program is 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. Congress approved over $32 million for this grant program, with a $1.5 million maximum request per grant application.
Fundable projects include the following:
Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: Activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards.
Research and Development Activity: Projects aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, and wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries.
Eligibility and Requirements:
Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S): Eligible applicants for this activity include fire departments, national, regional, state, local, Native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit 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. For-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a FP&S Grant Award under the Fire Prevention and Safety Activity.
Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D): Eligible applicants for this activity include national, state, local, Native American tribal organizations, and nonprofit 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.
FEMA allows fees for grant writers to be included as a pre-award expenditure, but the fees must be paid prior to award, which means they would be paid whether or not an award is granted.
Again, the deadline for this grant is March 21, 2014. For more information, including full eligibility and requirements, please contact us. And remember, TheGrantHelpers.com is here to help you as much or as little as you need. Please do not hesitate to let us know if we can help you throughout any part of the grant process.
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