DHS Announces The Release Of The 2006 AFG Applicant Tutorial

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced that the 2006 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Applicant Tutorial is available for viewing at the grant support Web site. To access the online tutorial, go to http://www.firegrantsupport.com and click the Applicant Tutorial link in the main menu.

This year’s online tutorial offers greater detail to applicants, along with an option to select the specific subject matter of interest. By choosing the subject of interest in the tutorial’s table of contents, applicants can quickly obtain the information they need to assist them in drafting a successful grant presentation. The online applicant tutorial also contains direct links to the 2006 Program Guidance to ensure that the applicant has all the information available relating to each portion of the application process. In an effort to provide helpful information to applicants quickly and more efficiently, the online AFG application now contains a link to the online tutorial.

Applicants are encouraged to view the following resources, which are linked to the AFG Tutorial:

  • What’s New for 2006
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Applications Do Not Make it to Panel Review
  • Top 5 Reasons Applications Do Not Score Well at Panel Review
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Your comments or questions regarding the 2006 AFG Applicant Tutorial are welcome. Send an e-mail to firegrants@dhs.gov or call the AFG Help Desk at (866) 274-0960.

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