FIRE Act Grant Application
Period Is November 4-December 6
October 29, 2013 – This U.S.
Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA) has released the Fiscal Year 2013 Assistance to Firefighters grant
program (FIRE Act) grant guidance and application kit. The application period
for the FY 2013 FIRE Act grant program opens Monday, November 4, 2013, at 8:00
a.m. Eastern Time and closes Friday, December 6, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern
More than $320.92 million is available for FIRE Act grants, less the 10 percent
set aside for the Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) grants, to help fire
departments and nonaffiliated emergency management service (EMS) organizations
meet their fire fighting and emergency response needs.
The FIRE Act grant program supports organizations that lack the tools and
resources necessary to more effectively protect the health and safety of the
public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other
Grant guidance for this program is available
for the “Get Ready Guide" to help answer questions and prepare grant
The IAFF Grants Department is available to assist affiliates with the
development and review of their fire department’s application.
For more information or to submit your application for review, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 824-1575.·