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Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Department of Homeland Security DHS-21-GPD-044-00-97

  • Granting Agency: Department of Homeland Security, FEMA
  • Appropriation Amount: $46,000,000
  • Grant Amount:  Award ceiling $1,500,000. Match 5% ( The FEMA Administrator may waive or reduce recipient cost share or MOE requirements in cases of demonstrated economic hardship)
  • Announcement Date: January 12, 2022
  • Closing Date: February 18, 2022

FY21 FPS NOFO – final 508

Purpose: The objectives of the FP&S Program are to provide critically needed resources to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts, and research and development. Information on program priorities and objectives for the FY 2021 FP&S Program can be found in Appendix B – Programmatic Information and Priorities of the NOFO.

Eligible Expenditures: (see NOFO for more details)
FP&S Activity The FP&S Activity is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are: 1. Community Risk Reduction; 2. Wildfire Risk Reduction; 3. Code Enforcement/Awareness; 4. Fire & Arson Investigation; and, 5. National/State/Regional Programs and Projects. Both private and public nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding under this activity.

R&D Activity The R&D Activity is aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or well-being through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are: 1. Clinical Studies; 2. Technology and Product Development; 3. Database System Development; 4. Preliminary Studies; and, 5. Early Career Investigator. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. Fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in this Activity.

Eligible Applicants:
FP&S Activity
Fire departments operating in any of the 50 states, as well as fire departments in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,2 or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization. A fire department is an agency or organization having a formally recognized arrangement with a state, local, tribal, or territorial authority (city, county, parish, fire district, township, town, or other governing body) to provide fire suppression to a population within a geographically fixed primary first due response area. National, regional, state, local, tribal and nonprofit interest organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities are eligible applicants.
R&D Activity
National, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions.

DHS Awarding Agency Contact Information
Program Office Contact The FP&S Program Helpdesk provides technical assistance to applicants for the online completion and submission of applications into FEMA GO, answers questions concerning applicant eligibility, recipient responsibilities, and helps in the programmatic administration of awards. The FP&S Program Helpdesk can be contacted at (866) 274-0960 or by email at Normal hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
FP&S Program Application Guidance Documents
Guidance documents such as application tutorials, Self-Evaluation Guides, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are provided to further explain the current FP&S Program, assist with the online grant application, and highlight lessons learned and changes for FY 2021. For more details, please visit the FP&S Program website at