FEMA has announced that the 2017 application period for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant will open on Dec. 26, 2017 and close on Feb. 2, 2018, at 5 p.m. Along with this announcement, FEMA has released the Notice of Funding Opportunity, Get Ready Guide, Cost Share Calculator and other pertinent resources to assist in preparing a competitive application.
In addition, FEMA has announced the schedule for its 2017 Application Workshop Webinars. Participation in these webinars can provide a wealth of useful information for developing your application.
This year’s application will feature several changes to the equipment and PPE activities of the Operation and Safety portion of the grant. FEMA has made these changes and revisions to elicit a clearer understanding of why the applicant is requesting financial assistance for the request.