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DHS Releases Fire Prevention and Safety Program Grant Guidance

Return to the March 1, 2012 issue of On Scene

IAFC On Scene: March 1, 2012

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has released grant guidance for the fiscal year 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grants. These grants are authorized by the FIRE Act to support two types of activities:

  • Activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”)
  • Projects aimed at improving firefighter safety, health and wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”)

For FY 2011, the Fire Prevention and Safety grant program is funded at $35 million.

The application period will start in early April and end on April 27, 2012, at 5 pm EDT. Information about FP&S grants is available from FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program website, including Section I and Section II of the grant guidance (PDFs), as well as a video about the program and how to apply.

Ken LaSala is the IAFC’s director of government relations and policy.

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