The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced that the FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant application period will open Monday, November 3, at 8 AM EST, and will close on Friday, December 5, at 5 PM EST.
Carefully review the materials on the AFG website when preparing your application and call the program help desk if you have questions.
SAM.gov Registration Required to Submit Your FY 2014 AFG Application
All eligible AFG applicants must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) before they can submit applications. FEMA will not make an award until the entity has provided a valid DUNS number and maintained an active SAM registration with current information.
To register or validate your information, visit the SAM portal. If you have questions or concerns about your SAM registration, contact the Federal Support desk.
There are several ways to get help with your SAM.gov account, should you need it:
Support for AFG Applicants
For questions, applicants can contact the AFG Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or FireGrants@dhs.gov. Applicants also can find and contact their FEMA Regional Representative online.
Read the IAFC On Scene article from April, Writing Successful Grant Applications.