DHS Announces The Eleventh Round Of The Assistance To Firefighters Grants

Washington, D.C. � The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has announced the eleventh round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) awarding 41 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, demonstrating Homeland Security’s commitment to ensuring that America’s firefighters have the resources they need to protect their communities.

This eleventh round of fire grants provides $5,841,281 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.

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.

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