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Higgins encourages departments to apply for federal fire prevention & safety grants

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Tue, Dec 18th 2018 04:55 pm

Congressman Brian Higgins announced the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for grants for its fire prevention and safety (FP&S) program. The window for applications closes at 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21.

More information about FP&S program grants can be found at FEMA’s website, https://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants. Features include key programmatic updates and application requirements as well as an application checklist and answers to frequently asked questions.

Applicants eligible to apply for the FP&S activity grant are fire departments; and national, state, regional, local, tribal, territorial or nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience with fire prevention, safety programs and activities.

Funding for the FP&S program is through the Assistance Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. In 2018, $350 million is allocated for the AFG initiative. Of that, $35 million is appropriated for the FP&S grant program, which targets projects and programs that mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire among high-risk populations, including children, seniors and firefighters.

Applicants with questions or in need technical assistance can contact the FP&S grant help desk at 1-866-274-0960 or via email at [email protected].

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