Category/Topic
Emergency Services
State or Federal?
Federal
Summary
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program – COVID-19 Supplemental (AFG-S) is a supplemental funding opportunity under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG). The AFG-S Program accomplishes this by providing financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (NAEMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) for critical Personal Protective Equipment Personal Protective Equipment and supplies needed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The objectives of the AFG-S program are to provide critically needed resources that equip personnel to respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and support community resilience. In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA is required to consider:

-The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel;
-The extent of an applicant’s need for an AFG-S grant and the need to protect America as a whole; and
-The number of calls requesting or requiring a firefighting or emergency medical response received by an applicant.
Eligible Entities
Local Public Agencies, Nonprofit Organizations
Eligibility Notes
• Fire Departments
• Nonaffiliated EMS Organizations
• State Fire Training Academies
Most Recent/Current Due Date
May 15, 2020
Most Recent RFP Release Date
Apr 23, 2020
Max Award
$9,000,000
Total Possible Multi-Year Award
$9,000,000
# of Awards
1000
Match Required?
Yes
Match Notes
In general, eligible applicants shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out an AFG-S award in an amount equal to and not less than 15 percent of the grant awarded. Exceptions to this general requirement apply to entities serving smaller communities as follows:

• When serving a jurisdiction of 20,000 residents or fewer, the applicant shall agree to make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to not less than 5 percent of the grant awarded;
• When serving a jurisdiction of more than 20,000 residents, but not more than 1 million residents, the applicant shall agree to make available non-federal funds in an amount equal to not less than 10 percent of the grant awarded;

The cost share for SFTAs will apply the requirements above based on the total population of the state.
Funder
Department of Homeland Security
Total Amount Available for All Grants
$100,000,000
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