Assistance To Firefighters Grant Awards Announced In 11th Round

Washington, D.C. – Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced 321 grants to fire departments throughout the U.S. this week in the eleventh round of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighter Grant program. To date, more than 2600 fire departments have received almost $170 million to support their role as first responders in the neighborhoods and communities they serve as firefighters.

The Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program is administered by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and assists rural, urban and suburban fire departments throughout the United States. These funds are used by the nation’s firefighters to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, fire fighter health and safety programs, new fire apparatus, emergency medical service programs, and fire prevention and safety programs.

Fire departments having questions regarding the Assistance to Firefighters Grant program can reach the FEMA Grant Program staff at 1-866-274-0960, or via email at usfagrants@fema.gov. For the most current information regarding these grant awards, visit www.usfa.fema.gov.

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