President’s budget recommends less funding for AFG/SAFER, more for USFA

  • Source: Fire Rescue 1
  • Published: 02/12/2020 12:00 AM

President Donald Trump has released his budget recommendations for fiscal year 2021, including a proposed increase in funds for the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) and decrease in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate fire & Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) allocations. AFG and SAFER received a combined total of $355 million in fiscal year 2020, which the President’s Budget Request (PBR) recommended lowering to $344.4 million, according to the Congressional Fire Services Institute (CFSI). The USFA, which received $46.8 million in fiscal year 2020, would receive $49.7 million under the PBR recommendations. Allocations for Urban Search and Rescue should remain at $37.832 million, according to the PBR.


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