DHS Announces The Twenty-Second Round Of The Assistance To Firefighters Grants Awarding $2.6 Million To America’s Fire Departments

Washington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security today announced the twenty-second round of the Fiscal Year 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP) awarding 10 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.

“These awards are critical to ensuring our nation’s firefighters have the necessary resources to save lives and keep their communities safe,” said Tracy A. Henke, Executive Director of the Office of Grants and Training (G&T).

This twenty-second round of fire grants provides $2,654,431 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 Federal government continues to support the critical work of our nation’s firefighters by ensuring departments attain a basic capability level through the competitive Assistance to Firefighters Grant program,” 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 of Grants and Training (G&T) in cooperation with the United States Fire Administration.

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

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