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!
From the stats we see, AFG competition is getting tougher. In 2011, FEMA received 16,491 AFG applications and funded just 10% of submissions (1,714)—compared to an 18% funding rate in 2010. And with fewer awards have come increasingly higher award share averages: $97,447 in 2009, $115,387 in 2010, and $199,447 in 2011. Good luck and get going!
The best case scenario is to win both federal and foundation grants. For those that will be applying for the 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant, here are some specific tips from Washington's The Ferguson Group to put your best application forward: https://blog.ecivis.com/afg-2017-tips-for-success
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