DHS Announces the Third Round of the AFG Grants Awarding $26 Million to America’s Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. – Department of Homeland Security today announced the third round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) awarding 223 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 third round of fire grants provides $26,146,284 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.

To view the latest round of award annoucements, visit http://www.firegrantsupport.com/awards.

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