The purpose of the AFG Program is to provide critically needed resources that equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
There are three types of eligible applications:
As of Sept. 20, 2023, FEMA has made 1,995 awards totaling $720 million. For information regarding recipients of this award, please see: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/assistance-grants
Key changes in FY2023 (CY2024):
Eligible applicants include municipal fire departments and nonprofit EMS organizations. EMS organizations cannot be affiliated with a hospital. State Fire Training Academies are also welcome to apply.
Applications are to be submitted by March 8, 2024. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Up to $324,000,000 is available to fund up to 2,000 awards. Awards will extend for 24 months. Maximum award amounts vary based upon population of the jurisdiction served by the recipient:
Cost sharing requirements vary based upon population of the jurisdiction served by the recipient: