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Heather Lundy

Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program


FEMA is providing an additional chance for volunteer and combination fire departments to apply for funding under the FY 2020 AFG-S.  Through this funding opportunity, FEMA will directly award funding for PPE and other supplies to support the COVID-19 response. FEMA anticipates opening the application period in October 2020.

The purpose of AFG-S is to award grants directly to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel through the purchase of PPE and related essential supplies related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The AFG-S objectives are to provide resources that equip personnel to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency and support community resilience. Grants will be awarded, using a competitive process, to applicants whose requests best address the priorities of AFG-S.

In anticipation of opening the application period in October 2020, FEMA will be conducting outreach to eligible applicants. This outreach will include a series of webinars. Information about this funding opportunity also will be posted on

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