U.S. Department of Homeland Security FEMA: FY 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Application Period Opens: April 28, 2020 Deadline: May 15, 2020 Amount: The population of the jurisdiction served by the recipient will determine the maximum amount of AFG-S funding a recipient is eligible to receive but no recipient may receive an award that exceeds one (1) percent of available grant funds in FY2020, or $1,000,000. Match: In general, eligible applicants shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out an AFG-S award in an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant awarded. Exceptions apply to entities serving smaller communities: 1) Jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer - 5%; 2) Jurisdictions of more than 20,000 but not more than 1 million, 10% Eligibility: Fire Departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program Summary: Supplemental funding under AFG. The objectives of the AFG-S program are to provide critically needed resources that equip personnel to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and support community resilience. All activities under this solicitation are limited to the purchase of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and supplies to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. This includes reimbursement for expenditures made since Jan. 1, 2020.

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