The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Fire Prevention and Safety Program is open and will close on May 19, according to a release from U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson’s office.
The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act provides $345 million for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program. It helps first-responder organizations that need support to improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies, the release said
“This is a great opportunity for our departments to obtain federal funding to promote fire prevention and safety education,” Thompson, R-Howard Township, said in the release. “The purpose of this program is to enhance the safety of both the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. I encourage departments to take a look at this funding opportunity.”
More information and technical assistance documents for this program are available at www.grants.gov and https://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants.