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These grants support fire prevention and firefighter safety research and development projects. The application period opened Monday, November 12, 2018, at 5 p.m. EST and will end on Friday, December 21, 2018.
“Fire Prevention and Safety Grants offer our fire departments, educators, public health professionals, and nonprofits an opportunity to improve fire safety operations and procedures,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “I encourage all eligible entities in the 15th District of Texas to apply and ask them to contact my office if you need a letter of support for the grant.”
FP&S Grants are part of FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and allocate funding focused on children, senior citizens and high-risk areas. FEMA has made $34,500,000 available for fire prevention and firefighters health and safety activities.
FP&S grants are divided into two focus areas—Fire Prevention and Firefighter Safety Research and Development.
- Community Risk Reduction;
- Code Enforcement and Awareness;
- Fire and Arson Investigation;
- National, State, and Regional Programs and Studies.
Eligible applicants for this focus area include fire departments; and related national, regional, state, local Native American tribal organizations, or nonprofit organizations.
Firefighter Safety Research and Development:
- Behavioral, clinical, and social science studies;
- Technology and product development studies;
- Research regarding dissemination and implementation of effective programs and products;
- Database Systems;
- Early Career Investigators.
Eligible applicants for this focus area include academic, public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions.
Congressman Gonzalez advises applicants to visit http://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants to apply. Any questions should be directed to the grant helpline at 1-866-274-0960 or mailto:[email protected]