Funding & Grants News

  • 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

  • Goldfeder: DELAYED DELIVERANCE ... A Follow Up

    Well, we have received pretty reliable info that it appears our FIRE Act Grant Program may be up and "open for business" again on Monday, for now.

    News • March 6th, 2003

  • Commentary: DELIVERANCE....In OUR Fire Service?

    Commentary: There is some very strange stuff going on in Washington, D.C. these last couple of days.

    News • March 5th, 2003

  • Grant Program Facing Last-Minute Changes?

    Sources suggest Administration officials may be seeking to divert some Assistance to Firefighters grant funds for Homeland Defense purposes.

    News • March 4th, 2003

  • USFA to Delay Opening of the Assistance to Firefighters 2003 Grant Program

    This temporary delay is due to unanticipated technicalities experienced over the weekend.

    News • March 3rd, 2003

  • USFA Prepares to Open 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Process

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) are in final preparations to announce the opening of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. • What Is New For This 2003 Program?

    News • February 27th, 2003

  • Assistance to Firefighters Program Guidance Now Available

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) announce to the nation’s fire services the availability of the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Program Guidance document. • Download Program Guidance

    News • February 24th, 2003

  • Foothill Fire Crews in CA Benefit From Anti-Terror Funds

    In the past two years, more than 240 California fire and rescue agencies have received grants through the Assistance to Firefighters grant program.

    News • February 24th, 2003

  • Neighbor Pulls Man From Blazing Building

    BATH — Eric Alexander could hear John Farrell's television Wednesday night, but even though he was right next to it, thick black smoke that reached within a foot of the floor prevented him from seeing it

    News • February 20th, 2003

  • IAFF, Democrats Condemn Lack of First Responder Funding

    Congressional Democratic Leadership gathered with IAFF General President Harold Schaitberger Friday morning at the Capitol to condemn President George Bush and the White House budget process for “refusal to adequately fund America’s homeland...

    News • February 14th, 2003

  • Congressional Committee Approves $750M for Fire Act

    House, Senate must still pass appropriation before bill goes to President for signature.

    News • February 13th, 2003

  • Mayors: Cities Need Federal Grant Money

    Cities and towns are being forced to lay off police and firefighters even as they brace for the possibility of terrorist attacks, the National League of Cities said Wednesday in urging more federal help.

    News • February 12th, 2003

  • Alabama Dept. May Give Up $100K Grant

    The fire department in Saraland, Alabama may end up giving up all or part of their successful FIRE Act Grant award of $100,031 because the mayor and some city council members are concerned about future costs, unfunded in this award.

    News • February 9th, 2003

  • What Happens to 'Leftover' Grant Money?

    Many departments feel they have legitimate needs and would love to catch what others toss back.

    News • February 9th, 2003

  • FIRE Act Grant Program Gears Up For 2003

    FEMA has wrapped up the 2002 FIRE Act Grant program and has begun to gear up for awarding grants for FY2003. President Bush has switched from what he called an unnecessary program last year, to funding the FIRE Act to the tune of $500 million in his...

    News • February 4th, 2003