Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants through the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program.
“Federal fire grants play a major role in helping to keep our local firefighters and the neighborhoods they serve prepared and protected,” said Congressman Higgins. “I encourage local agencies to take this opportunity to apply to bring these federal dollars home.”
Fire Prevention and Safety
grants are intended to help local organizations address fire prevention and safety issues with the primary goal of reaching high-risk target groups including children, seniors and firefighters. Up to $35 million dollars will be made available for FP&S grants nationwide this year. FP&S is part of a larger Assistance to Firefighters program administered by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the US Fire Administration.
All applications for FP&S grants must be received by 5pm on April 27, 2012. An applicant tutorial which provides grant information and details outlining the process for preparation and submittal of competitive applications is available at www.fema.gov/firegrants
. Applicants with questions regarding the grants can contact the help desk between 8:00am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday at 1-866-274-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Congressman Higgins, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, has hosted several fire grants workshops where participants are invited to learn first-hand from a DHS Fire Grant Specialist how to put together a qualifying application. All applications are then submitted to DHS and go through a non-partisan, merit based review ranked by factors established by a panel of service professionals.