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    Itís that time of year again! The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Office staff will be on site at the annual Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana.

    From March 21 through March 26, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and talk to AFG staff. During the conference, we will host a workshop, staff an exhibit booth, and hold a town hall meeting. Remember, there are three opportunities to receive clear and concise answers to any of your questions and to get direction from AFG program leaders.

    The Panelist Experience Workshop will be held on Friday, March 25 from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. in the Lucas Oil Stadium Room, Classroom 1. This hands-on, knowledge-packed workshop will be presented by Cathie Patterson, Branch Chief of the AFG Program.

    The Panelist Experience Workshop will offer an up-close and personal view that shows exactly how and what happens during the Fire Grants Peer Review process. Workshop attendees will participate in various exercises that uncover panelistsí experiences with the competitive narratives of grant applicants. Participants can also learn what is needed to improve narratives. Other topics will include evaluation criteria, peer review panelistsí application scoring, and every other area within an application that determines success. This is the perfect opportunity for you, your department or agency to get educated about applying for a grant through the AFG program.

    Donít be shy, stop by the AFG exhibit booth! The AFG staff will be available during all exhibit hours at booth 5662. Take advantage of this opportunity to drop by and say hello, receive first-hand information about AFG, and ask questions of the AFG staff.

    Also, mark your calendars to attend our town hall meeting on Friday, March 25 12:30 to 3:15 p.m. in room 138-139 of the Convention Center. This meeting will be a great opportunity to ask the AFG staff questions, address any concerns about the program, and get a better understanding of the overall AFG Program.

    Make sure to take advantage of these three opportunities to personally interact with the AFG Program Office staff during this FDIC. Donít miss out Ė Come by the exhibit booth, attend the workshop, and go to the town hall meeting. If you cannot attend them all, please make time for at least one event because we want to hear from you!

    The AFG program staff is excited to see everyone at this yearís conference. We are eager and prepared to answer all of your questions.

    Sincerely,

    The Assistance to Firefighters Grants Staff

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    If you're going to FDIC you'll want to check out their presentations so you can be up on the changes. PG has a nice new format but there are some other changes you'll want to hear about. Like the changes to the online application and the change that will put more power in the reviewers hands...

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