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Higgins Encourages Departments to Apply for Federal Fire Prevention & Safety Grants

Dec 18, 2018
Press Release

Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is now accepting applications for grants for its Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Program. The window for applications closes on Friday, December 21st at 5:00pm.


More information about FP&S Program Grants can be found at FEMA’s website, Features include key programmatic updates and application requirements as well as an application checklist and answers to frequently asked questions.


Applicants eligible to apply for the FP&S activity grant are fire departments; and national, state, regional, local, tribal, territorial, or nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience with fire prevention, safety programs and activities.


Funding for the FP&S Program is through the Assistance Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. In 2018, $350 million is allocated for the AFG initiative. Of that, $35 million dollars is appropriated for the FP&S Grant Program, which targets projects and programs that mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire among high-risk populations including children, seniors and firefighters.


Applicants with questions or in need technical assistance can contact the FP&S grant help desk at 1-866-274-0960 or via e-mail at