The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agencys (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate implements and administers the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
The AFG program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical
Service (EMS) organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA):
for critically needed resources to protect the public, to train emergency personnel, and to foster interoperability and support community resilience, as well as enhance through direct financial assistance, the safety of the public and to provide a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.
The authority for AFG is derived from the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C.
§2229a et seq.).
The Funding Opporutnity Announcement (FOA) provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance.