Grant News: Grow America Bill, AFG Awards, Grant Writing Session

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on May 6, 2014 9:51:00 AM

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Topics: Transportation, TIGER, Fire Grants, Grant News, Legislation

Preparing for FEMA Mega-Competitions

Posted by Beverly Browning on Feb 18, 2014 8:45:00 AM

Breaking news came from the FEMA website last week. The FY 2013 Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) application period was announced. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications today, February 18. The submission period will close on March 21 at 5:00 p.m. EST. This mega-grant competition is the first in 2014 and will eventually be followed by announcements for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants

FEMA Grants Window Opens Soon, ARRA Reporting Ends

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Feb 12, 2014 10:16:00 AM

The Federal Emergency and Management Agency (FEMA) Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal of the program is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants, Grant News

FEMA Grants: Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) FY 2013

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Oct 31, 2013 6:00:00 AM

The FY 2013 AFG application period opens Monday, November  4, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. EST and closes December 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. EST. Eligible applicants may apply for AFG funding online via the e-Grants application. The announcement can be found here

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants

FEMA SAFER Grants: Application Window Opens Today

Posted by eCivis Research Team on Jul 29, 2013 8:37:00 AM

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants

Grant Tactics for Fire Departments

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Oct 25, 2012 5:45:00 AM

Two weeks ago, I wrote about grants that fire departments could pursue that were not the usual big FEMA funding opportunities namely, AFG and SAFER (“ Fire Department Grants: Don’t Just Look to FEMA”). Given that October is Fire Prevention Month, I think it's appropriate that the eCivis blog continue its focus on fire departments—in this post, on the tactics that fire departments can employ to increase their chances of winning grants.
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Topics: Grant Seeking, Fire Grants, Foundation Grants

Fire Department Grants: Don’t Just Look to FEMA

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Oct 10, 2012 9:07:00 AM

If you’re a fire department in search of grant funding, the first place you likely turn toward is FEMA grant opportunities—namely the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) general program and Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) program, and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) opportunity. These are proper choices, of course, as these are multimillion-dollar programs whose awards provide a major boon to the grant winners. But there are several other grant opportunities your department might want to look into, including other public and even foundation sources, especially if you have small volunteer fire departments under your wing. Here are some funding opportunities to get the ideas rolling:

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Topics: Federal Grants, Local Government, Fire Grants, Foundation Grants, CDBG, Rural Issues

SAFER Grant Saves Firefighter Jobs

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 15, 2012 10:01:00 PM

In late June, Detroit mayor David Bing announced an 18% cut in the city’s firefighter ranks as a result of the city’s dire budget outlook. Predictably, that decision received a fiery response from the firefighters union. The mayor hoped that the city would win a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant to rehire 108 of the laid-off firefighters.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants

SAFER Grants: Application Window Just Around the Corner

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 11, 2012 1:00:00 AM

FEMA’s highly competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant opportunity is just around the corner: The application submission window is July 16-August 10, 2012.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Fire Grants

AFG FY 2012 Cycle Begins Monday, June 11

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 7, 2012 12:45:00 PM

If you're a Grants Network subscriber, you probably already heard about the anticipated release of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) opportunity from our daily/weekly email alerts. Well, the AFG guide has just been released (in GN as US1280A), and applications can be submitted beginning June 11. Gather your resources fast: The deadline is just around the corner—July 6!

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Topics: Fire Grants