By Gail Leverson, MBA, EDFP - Senior Funding Specialist September 27, 2022
Start preparing for the 2022 Assistance to Firefighters grant round now. Widseth can help to ensure your application is accurate, complete, and submitted on time.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters (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 to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. AFG is an annual funding program.
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 grant rounds. Cost-sharing requirements for the 2022 grant round will be announced when the program opens.
You will need the following items to apply:
The Widseth team writes compelling and persuasive application narratives customized for your department. We have 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 their safety and fire protection needs. Contact us for help preparing and submitting your AFG application.