Fire Grant Programs Reauthorized for FY 2013

On January 2, 2013, the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2013 was signed into law. Through this law, Congress gave preliminary approval (authorization) of FY 2013 funding for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant programs. However, AFG and SAFER funding levels for FY 2013 are unknown until Congress passes an appropriations bill.

The deadline for all applications is Friday, January 18, 2013, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time. If you have not yet started your online FP&S application, start it today

How to Apply

1.     Download and read the FY 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Funding Opportunity Announcement. It explains the purpose of the grant program, activities eligible for support, eligibility criteria, award criteria, application instructions, and Federal requirements for grantees.

2.     Visit the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants web page on the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Website ( and use the additional application resources below to help you develop your grant application.

FY 2012 FP&S Grants Get Ready Guide: This short guide will help you kick-start your FY 2012 grant application.

FY 2012 FP&S Grants Self-Evaluation Sheet: This tool, based on the application scoring dimensions used by the peer reviewers, will help you assess your organization’s readiness to apply for a grant.

FP&S Grants Frequently Asked Questions

Video: Community Risk Assessment and Fire Prevention and Safety Grants. This video describes how to conduct a risk assessment and how to use the results to plan and conduct community fire prevention and safety projects.

Video: Fire Prevention and Safety Grants. This video covers the purpose of the grants, eligible organizations and activities, and award evaluation criteria.

3.     Complete your application by Friday, January 18, 2013, 5 p.m. Eastern Time


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