By Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP - Senior Funding Specialist October 08, 2021
Start preparing your Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) application now to ensure it's accurate, complete, and will be submitted on time.
Assistance to Firefighters Grants
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The primary goal of the AFG is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Grants are available for fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations, and State Fire Training Academies.
All funding assistance is provided through grants. A 95% grant would require a 5% local match in most cases. Cost-sharing requirements for 2021 will be announced when the program opens.
You will need these items to apply:
Our team has helped dozens of fire departments successfully secure AFG grants. Here’s the Widseth difference:
Widseth is committed to cities and fire departments in Minnesota and North Dakota by supporting the safety and fire protection needs of their residents. Contact us for help preparing and submitting your AFG application.