WASHINGTON, D.C., Sept. 26 – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)/U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) announced that the total of grants awarded under the Assistance to Firefighters Program has reached $82.2 million. This total includes $9.4 million awarded to 158 fire departments in the most recent (10th) round of awards.
The funds in this round are to be used for personal protective equipment, firefighting equipment, vehicles, training, and wellness and fitness programs. More grants in these categories will be announced in coming weeks.
FEMA/USFA will distribute $100 million in grants through Sept. 30. The grant applications are being processed by the U.S. Fire Administration and reviewed by representatives from seven fire service organizations. In each case, the federal grants will be supplemented by local funds.
A list of all grant recipients to date is on the USFA Web site at http://www.usfa.fema.gov/grants. Future grant recipients will be listed as awards are made.