Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program

This is a grant opportunity for fire fighters that ECN is not eligible to apply for. Eligible applicants include Fire Departments, EMS Organizations, and State Fire Training Academies. Communications is listed as a high priority. There is a quick turnaround time on applying for the grant. More information will be available in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on the FEMA website:

A new program that has been put out due to recent unprecedented homeland security challenges such as hurricanes, wildfires, terrorist attaches, cyberattacks, and active shooters. The AFG Program supports the goals of building a culture of preparedness and readying the nation for catastrophic disasters.

The main objective of the grant is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The priorities (cope capabilities):

  • Fire Management and Suppression
  • Environmental Response/Health and Safety
  • Threats and Hazards Identification
  • Public Health, Healthcare, and Emergency Medical Services
  • Operational Coordination
  • Operational Communications
  • Mass Search and Rescue Operations
  • Community Resilience
  • Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction

Eligible Applicants:

  • Fire Departments
  • Nonaffiliated EMS Organizations
  • State Fire Training Academies