Washington, D.C. – Department of Homeland Security has announced the sixth round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) awarding 145 grants to fire departments throughout the United States.
AFGP will issue approximately 5,500 awards worth nearly $600 million in direct assistance to firefighters and first responders throughout the country.
This eighth round of fire grants provides $14,474,088.00 to help local fire departments and emergency medical services programs to purchase or receive training, first responder health and safety programs, equipment and response vehicles.
“As we continue to support firefighters across the nation through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, we commend those on the frontlines responding to Hurricane Katrina. With these funds, we ensure our nation’s firefighters have the basic capabilities to save lives and protect communities across America,” said Charlie Dickinson, Deputy Administrator of the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Fire Administration.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is administered by the Department’s Office for State and Local Government Coordination & Preparedness (SLGCP) in cooperation with the United States Fire Administration.