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    Due to Hurricane Irene the AFG has extended the application period to September 16th at 5 PM.
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    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will be extended for one week due to Hurricane Irene response and recovery. The NEW deadline for AFG applications is September 16, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. EST. This extension of time will allow our partners to address the immediate needs of their communities while providing adequate opportunity for them to apply for grant assistance under the AFG program.

    Hurricane Irene has affected a wide expanse of communities on the East Coast of the United States. FEMA recognizes that many of the eligible applicants for the AFG grant application period, that is presently open, are fire departments and non affiliated EMS departments. FEMA understands that the most important focus should be on life and property.

    Applicants who are in the process of completing an application can continue. Please note that the FEMA system did not have any disruption of service due to the storm and therefore, information submitted to date is intact. If applicants have not started their application yet, it's not too late. The AFG website has tools available to assist with preparing competitive applications (www.fema.gov/firegrants).

    FEMA's mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.

    Thank you.
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    AFG site still says 9/9/11. Where are you seeing the update?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianB35 View Post
    AFG site still says 9/9/11. Where are you seeing the update?
    Came as an email from FEMA.

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    Default they are working on it

    They are working on updating website and changing that ever present clock in the lower left hand corner of application.

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    Ok thank you I didn't get the email but bet my Chief did.

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    Smile Another extension....WooHoo

    AFG APPLICATION PERIOD EXTENDED TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2011!

    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announces that the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period will be extended for one additional week. The NEW deadline for AFG applications is September 23, 2011 at 5:00 P.M. EST. The earthquake that affected so many communities in the eastern United States, as well as the continued responses related to hurricane Irene, tropical storm Lee and the active wildfires in southwestern United States have had a direct impact on organizations ability to prepare and apply for grant assistance under the AFG program. We hope this extension will provide valuable time required to complete and submit your application.
    The AFG Program Help Desk is ready to assist with any questions applicants may have and can be reached by calling 1-866-274-0960 or email at firegrants@dhs.gov.


    Looks like 1 more week of reviewing and improving narratives.

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    Woo hoo!!! *blatant Homer voice*

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