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Coronavirus Pandemic: Additional $31 million available to Firefighters

Fire service organizations nationwide with membership on the front lines in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) public health emergency will soon be able to apply for a share of $31 million to purchase personal protective equipment and supplies. The funding is part of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act through FEMA’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFGP).

FEMA will begin accepting application for the second round of the Fiscal Year 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S) on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The deadline for receipt of AFG-S applications is Friday Nov. 13, 2020, by 5 p.m. ET. The second round of the FY20 AFG-S grant is strictly limited to only fire departments classified as volunteer or combination organizations. Those who would like to start planning their application before the application period opens can access the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and technical assistance tools on the FEMA Website. The AFG-S application is available through the FEMA Grants Outcomes (FEMA GO) application portal.

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If you have any questions about the AFG-S grant or the AFG Program, you can contact the AFG Program Help Desk. The AFG Program Help Desk is available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday – Friday.

• AFG Program Help Desk at (866) 274-0960 or at firegrants@fema.dhs.gov

If you have any questions regarding this FEMA advisory, please contact FEMA Office of External Affairs, Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs Division:

• Congressional Affairs at (202) 646-4500 or at FEMA-Congressional-Affairs@fema.dhs.gov • Intergovernmental Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-IGA@fema.dhs.gov

• Tribal Affairs at (202) 646-3444 or at FEMA-Tribal@fema.dhs.gov

• Private Sector Engagement at (202) 646-3444 or at nbeoc@max.gov

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