DHS Announces Fire Prevention and Safety Grants & Supplemental Assistance to Firefighter FY03 Grants

2003 Assistance to Firefighter Grants

WASHINGTON, DC -- Michael D. Brown, Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Emergency Preparedness and Response, announced the distribution of over $7 million from the FY03 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Eighty-four (84) fire departments will receive almost $6.5 million from the FY03 AFG program, and an additional two fire departments will receive over $600,000 for Fire Prevention and Safety grants that are part of the FY03.

"We continue to distribute these funds to ensure every possible dollar is given to firefighters in assistance for the services they provide their communities,