Funding & Grants News

  • Connecticut Fire Commission Urged To Control Expenses

    With the South Fire District budget having been defeated twice, citizens told the Board of Fire Commissioners Monday that its members were not doing their jobs in controlling expenses

    News • June 10th, 2003

  • Pascrell Argues for SAFER Bill

    New Jersey Congressman, author of the FIRE Act, calls current situation 'unconscionable'

    News • June 5th, 2003

  • Grant Awardees Announced Soon

    The 2003 FIRE Act Grants are coming, probably beginning in the early part of June.

    News • June 2nd, 2003

  • Minnesota FD Shares Grant Success Story

    A Minnesota fire department is still celebrating and training on new equipment after receiving their second consecutive, much needed FIRE Act grant.

    News • May 29th, 2003

  • Homeland Security Funds Finally Reaching First Responders

    Emergency workers in this small Vermont town are dazzled by their new high-tech rescue trailer, paid for with a $58,000 grant from the federal Department of Homeland Security.

    News • May 26th, 2003

  • $3B Firefighter Staffing Package Hinges on Senate-House Compromise

    Thursday, the Senate adopted an amendment to the defense authorization bill that will establish a program to assist local governments in hiring additional fire fighters.

    News • May 25th, 2003

  • FTC Probe Targets Bogus Firefighter Charities

    Government fraud fighters are going to court against fund-raising operations accused of swindling people out of millions of dollars with deceptive promises that donations would help police, firefighters, veterans and sick children

    News • May 20th, 2003

  • Fire Department Receives More Than $50,000 Grant

    Gov. Brad Henry on Thursday announced grant awards to Oklahoma's first responders, including more than $50,000 to the Shawnee Fire Department.

    News • May 16th, 2003

  • Lieberman: Safety Forces Need More Money

    Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Joe Lieberman visited a downtown fire station Monday to emphasize what he said will be a cornerstone of his campaign, more federal money for first responders.

    News • May 6th, 2003

  • Testimony On Major Fire Service Bill Presented

    A bill in both the U.S. House and Senate, The Firefighting Research and Coordination Act, was open for testimony in the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation last week.

    News • May 2nd, 2003

  • Data Released On 2003 Grant Applications

    FEMA and the USFA announced Tuesday that they received 19,949 applications for the 2003 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, amounting to a total request of about $2.5 billion.

    News • April 29th, 2003

  • 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