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FEMA Firefighter/EMS Grants Application

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FEMA Firefighter/EMS Grants Application
Period to Open in October –
Let Peters Consultants, Inc.
Assist YOU in the Process

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Local fire departments and emergency services organizations may now apply for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG).

Applicant eligibility includes fire departments, non-affiliated emergency medical services organizations, and state fire training academies.

Three types of grants are offered through the program.  Applicants may file under multiple categories, which include:

  • Operations and safety, including training, equipment, personal protective gear, wellness and fitness programs, and facility modification to enhance safety
  • Vehicle acquisition, with high priority given to non-transport, non-affiliated EMS vehicles for community paramedic services
  • Joint/regional projects, which are large-scale projects for any number of AFG-eligible organizations

All AFG grantees are subject to cost share requirements based on populations, and matching funds must be cash.  Population categories and the required match are as follows:

  • Populations under 20,000:  5 percent of the grant total
  • Populations between 20,000 and 1 million:  10 percent of the grant total
  • Populations greater than 1 million:  15 percent of the grant total

Let our certified Project Manager assist your organization with the grants application process.   Contact Angela Slusser by email at angie@petersconsultants.com or in our Berwick office at (570) 752-4433.

For more information, go to www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant or call the AFG help desk toll-free at 866-274-0960.

 

Information provided by Pennsylvania Borough News, October 2014.

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