DHS Announces The Second Round Of The FP&S Grants Awarding $1.1 Million To Aid America’s Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced the second round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program (FP&S) awarding 25 grants to fire departments throughout the United States.

FP&S will issue approximately 400 awards worth nearly $32.5 million. The program prioritizes projects focusing on preventing fire-related injuries to children. Many of these awards represent innovative solutions for the delivery of fire prevention activities throughout the United States. In addition to these priorities, FP&S grants support research focusing on ways to improve the safety and health of firefighters.

“We recognize the importance of these grants in helping to keep our firefighters safe and healthy, and in curbing preventable fires from occurring in the first place,” said Tracy A. Henke, Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Training (G&T).

This second round of grant awards provides $1,125,997 to support fire prevention and safety efforts that focus on the safety of high-risk target groups, such as children, seniors, and firefighters.

The first round of grant awards provided $2,400,352 to support fire prevention and safety efforts that focus on the safety of high-risk target groups, such as children, seniors, and firefighters.

The Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program is administered by the Department’s Office of Grants and Training (G&T) in cooperation with the United States Fire Administration.

For more information, visit http://www.firegrantsupport.com/fps/award/.

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