The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that the application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is now open until Friday, February 12 at 5 PM (Eastern).
This round of AFG grants will provide $319.5 million to help fire departments, state fire training academies, and non-affiliated EMS organizations to improve their baseline response capability for responding to all hazards. The AFG grants will fund three activity areas: Operations and Safety; Vehicle Acquisition; and Regional Projects. Applicants will have to meet a local match requirement of 5%, 10% or 15% based on the population size of the jurisdiction served.
The IAFC encourages all fire departments to apply for these grants. Further information, such as the Get Ready Guide, Notice of Funding Opportunity, Application Checklist, FAQs, and other documents can be found at the FY 2020 AFG application guidance materials webpage.