Funding & Grants News

  • 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, 87 percent, said their fire departments do not have the necessary equipment to respond...

    News • March 12th, 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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