DHS Releases Applicant Tutorial for 2005 AFG Program

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced today that the 2005 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Online Tutorial is available for viewing at their grant support Web site. To access the online tutorial, go to http://www.firegrantsupport.com/ and click the Application 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 tutorial also contains direct links to the 2005 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 also contains direct links to the online tutorial.

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

  • What’s New for 2005
  • Top 10 Reasons Why Applications Are Not Funded at Panel Review
  • Top 5 Reasons Why Applications Do Not Make It to Panel Review
  • FAQs

Comments or questions regarding the 2005 AFG Online Tutorial are welcome. Email firegrants@dhs.gov or call the AFG Help Desk at (866) 274-0960.

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