Funding & Grants News

  • FEMA and USFA Announce the Second Round of Special Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are pleased to announce the second round of 2002 Fire Prevention and Safety grant awards.

    News • April 16th, 2003

  • Nearly 20,000 Applications Filed For Grants

    The preliminary count on submitted FIRE Act grant applications is about 19,950. Final count will show between 400 and 500 more applications then last year.

    News • April 15th, 2003

  • National Fire Academy Forced to Cancel Courses

    The National Fire Academy has been forced to cancel 36 of the 89 training courses scheduled between May and September due to budget cuts at the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    News • April 14th, 2003

  • Ridge Seeks Changes in Allocation of 'First Responder' Funds

    Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge told a Senate committee Wednesday that his department wants to overhaul the process for allocating and distributing federal aid for "first responders," the police, firefighters and emergency medical personnel who...

    News • April 10th, 2003

  • Grants: Last Day

    The 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program will close April 11, 2003, at 5pm EDT. There remains one week to submit your application.

    News • April 4th, 2003

  • Assistance To Firefighters Grant Advisory

    Washington, D.C.– Congress appropriated $750 million dollars, and President Bush signed into law the FY2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

    News • March 31st, 2003

  • Grant Category Limited

    Certain facility modifications that may not be eligible for funding.

    News • March 28th, 2003

  • FEMA and USFA Announce First Round of Special Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are pleased to announce the first round of the 2002 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants.

    News • March 26th, 2003

  • USFA Announces Change to Help Desk Hours of Operation

    Effective today, the USFA Assistance to Firefighters Grant Help Desk will close at 8pm EST., instead of the current 10pm.

    News • March 25th, 2003

  • Survey Find’s Nation’s Firefighters Not Adequately Prepared, Funded and Equipped for Terror/WMD

    As the United States gears up for the possibility of additional terrorist actions on our door steps, an overwhelming majority of firefighters surveyed on Firehouse.com, 87 percent, said their fire departments do not have the necessary equipment to respond...

    News • March 12th, 2003

  • Heads Up, Some New Language

    The 2003 Program Guidance for the grant program that appeared on the USFA Web site dated February 21, has some new language in the updated March 7 version that might reflect on the success of an application or at least indicate another direction to go...

    News • March 10th, 2003

  • Dept of Homeland Security Announces $600M for First Responders

    Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge announced today that nearly $600 million has been made available to the states and U.S. territories to better assist state and local public safety and law enforcement personnel to help them prevent, prepare and...

    News • March 10th, 2003

  • Grants Program Off and Running

    The application period for the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program is now open and will conclude at 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time on April 11, 2003.

    News • March 10th, 2003

  • Message from Secretary Tom Ridge to Our Nation's Fire Service

    Recent events have again reminded all Americans of the ever-present threats to the safety of our lives, our families and our communities. In our country, far too many citizens and firefighters are losing their lives or are being injured by fire, each...

    News • March 10th, 2003

  • Grants Back on Track For Monday

    The application period for the FIRE Act Grant program will open Monday for distribution of the full $750 million.

    News • March 6th, 2003