Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application Period to Open
November 1, 2012 –
The application period for Fiscal Year 2012 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S)
grants will open later this fall. Specific dates for the application period will
be announced soon.
The IAFF encourages affiliates to download these updated grant application tools
to start planning grant requests before the start of the application period.
• FY 2012 FP&S
Grants Get Ready Guide. This short guide identifies the most important
elements of all the grant application questions.
• FY 2012 FP&S
Grant Self-Evaluation Sheet. This tool is based on the application scoring
dimensions used by the peer reviewers. It can help assess your organization's
readiness to apply for a grant and help plan your application.
In addition, these short Fire Prevention and Safety Program videos provide
information that can help potential applicants.
FP&S Grants video gives an overview of the FP&S Grant Program, describing
the purpose of the grants, eligible activities, and evaluation criteria.
Community Risk Assessment video describes the different types of risk
assessments that applicants can use and explains how the risk assessment's
information can support grant requests. Community risk assessments are critical
to creating an effective fire prevention and safety project, and they are
required to obtain a FP&S grant.
The IAFF Grants Department is available to assist IAFF locals and city managers
through the application process. Call (202) 824-8630 or e-mail
Fire Prevention and Safety Program grants are awarded to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency
medical service organizations throughout the country and are designed to improve
response capabilities and more effectively protect the health and safety of the
public with respect to fire and other hazards, help local fire departments and
emergency medical services organizations purchase or receive training, conduct
first responder health and safety programs and buy equipment and response
For additional assistance, visit the
Assistance to Firefighters
web site, call
program Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or email