Assistance to Firefighters Grants programs
Under the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) grants programs, career and volunteer fire departments and other eligible organizations can receive funding through three different grants to:
- Enhance a fire department’s/safety organization’s ability to protect the health and safety of firefighters and the public.
- Assist fire prevention programs and support firefighter health and safety research and development.
- Increase or maintain the number of trained "front line" firefighters available in communities.
For more information, including eligibility criteria and application deadlines, select one of the grants below.
Watch this short video to learn how the Warwick (Rhode Island) Fire Department benefited from a grant award under the AFG program.
Firefighting on federal property
If your fire department recently responded to a fire on federal property, it may be eligible to file a claim under the Reimbursement for Costs of Firefighting on Federal Property Program.
Guide to funding alternatives
Highlights the pros and cons of funding sources being used by fire agencies throughout the nation. Includes financing alternatives for all types of fire and EMS departments.
Download the funding alternatives guide PDF
We're updating this guide to provide local-level EMS and fire departments with comprehensive information about funding sources. Estimated release date: July 2022.
Cost recovery tools
Use these worksheets to track incidents and their combined personnel, equipment and materials costs.
Personal protective equipment (PPE) rate calculator
Use these worksheets to track how quickly PPE is used at your facility.