The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program is one of the best administered homeland security grants in the country. Applicants may submit up to three applications to this grant program, one to each grant program area.
Fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS, and state fire training academies can benefit from the 2013 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) that opened this month. After the deadline, a peer review committee of previous award recipients will evaluate the applications based on several criteria. Motorola Solutions developed a nice overview of the 2013 AFG Firefighters Grant Program that includes links to FEMA and other additional resources. This entry was posted in APX Radios, Interoperability, Motorola, Public Safety and tagged communications, Delaware, ems, firefighters, Grants, P25, training by magnumelectronics.

AFG EligibilityFire departments - an agency or organization that has aformally recognized arrangement with a State, territory,local, or tribal authority (city, county, parish, fire district,township, town, or other governing body) to provide firesuppression to a population within a fixed geographical areaon a first-due basis.Non-affiliated EMS organizations - a public or private nonprofit emergency medicalservices organization that provides direct emergency medical services, including medicaltransport, to a specific geographic area on a first-due basis but is not affiliated with ahospital and does not serve a geographic area where emergency medical services areadequately provided by a fire department. Join over 40,000 local government leaders who receive our stories, grant news and case studies directly to the inbox each week.
Grant awards are based on population and even small, rural fire companies can obtain up to $1,000,000 if selected. 3 Application CategoriesEach eligible applicant may submit one application in each of thefollowing program areas: 1.
The primary goal of the AFG program is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and emergency medical service organizations.
The application deadline is December 6th and funding awards will begin rolling out in February 2014.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently announced that it will open the FY13 round of its Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program on Monday, November 4, 2013 at 8 A.M.
Grants are available for equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Cost sharing under FY13 round of AFG funding is based on the population protected by the grantee.

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