Application Period to Open: Fiscal Year 2010 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
|Tuesday, 28 December 2010|
The Department of Homeland Security posted the FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Program Guidance on the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Web site. The application period is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Applications for these grants must be received by Feb 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire-related hazards. The grants are competitive, and their primary goal is to target high-risk populations. Grant awards are made in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury, and to carry out research for improving firefighter safety. Examples of the types of fire prevention projects supported by FP&S include firefighter health and wellness programs, smoke alarm installation, fire prevention and public safety education campaigns, juvenile fire setter interventions, media campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness programs. Organizations eligible to apply under the research activity should consult the Program Guidance for detailed information on priorities and areas of emphasis.
The AFG Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration.
FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program Guidance - visit www.firegrantsupport.com/docs/FY2010_FPSGuidance.pdf.
FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants FAQs - visit www.firegrantsupport.com/content/html/fps/FAQs10.aspx.