Grant Announcements Skip Week

USFA/FEMA, which has announced weekly 18 rounds of FIRE Act Grant awards, will take this week off. Firehouse.Com News has posted over the last months the latest state list each Thursday afternoon.

USFA Press Secretary Tom Olshanski said the end of the federal fiscal year September 30 made it necessary to wrap up some fiscal adjustments before continuing. "It's a matter of clearing the books to begin the new fiscal year," he said. The federal government 2004 fiscal year began October 1.

During this break, USFA took the opportunity to announce the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Application period.

Much of the process has continued such as contacting departments to check final information. Look for resumption of grant awards, round 19, Thursday, October 23, on