$324 million Available for firefighters and emergency medical services across the united states of america
The AFG Program provides financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs) to equip and train emergency personnel to recognized standards, enhance operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, support community resilience, and enhance the safety of the public and emergency responders before, during, and after hazardous events.
Fire Departments: Fire departments operating in any of the 50 states, as well as fire departments in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization
Nonaffiliated EMS organizations: Nonaffiliated EMS organizations operating in any of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization.
State Fire Training Academies: An SFTA operates in any of the 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Applicants must be designated either by legislation or by a Governor’s declaration as the sole fire service training agency within a state, territory, or the District of Columbia.
Non-federal airport and/or port authority fire or EMS organizations are eligible only if they have a formally recognized arrangement with the local jurisdiction to provide fire suppression or emergency medical services on a first-due basis outside the confines of the airport or port facilities.
- Organizations seeking to elevate the response level from Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) to EMT.
- Organizations seeking to elevate the response level from Advanced EMT (AEMT) to Paramedic.
- Organizations seeking to train Community Paramedics: Organizations seeking to train a high percentage of the active EMRs will receive additional consideration when applying under the Training activity.
- Shipping, taxes, assembly, and installation of the requested equipment
- Extended warranties and service agreements if acquired concurrent with initial acquisition
- Minor interior alterations (requested under Additional Funding and limited to $10,000 total expenditure) to support the awarded Equipment activities (e.g., removal/ construction of a non-weight bearing wall)
- Equipment for response to incidents involving CBRNE/WMD
- Training specific to the requested equipment
- Requested support activities for equipment requiring supplies or expendables or “onetime” use items essential for an award’s scope of work, such as foam,
breaching materials (e.g., wood or sheetrock) for ventilation or rescue props, or the amount of fuel required to sustain an awarded live fire training activity, or per NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions, reasonable safety mitigations to a structure acquired for training
- Subscriptions necessary for the operation of the awarded equipment and purchased concurrently within the POP
3. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- AFG Program funds used to acquire PPE may only be used to acquire compliant PPE for firefighting and nonaffiliated EMS personnel. Only the acquisition of PPE compliant with the most current edition of NFPA 1971, 1977, 1981 and/or 1999 are eligible activities. The acquisition of used, refurbished, or updated PPE are ineligible for reimbursement. PPE requested should have the goal of increasing firefighter safety. When requesting to replace PPE (e.g., Turnout Gear and/or SCBA) applicants will be asked to provide the age of the items being replaced. All PPE items in the current inventory must be accurately described and accounted for in the application narrative.
4. WELLNESS AND FITNESS
- Initial medical exams
- Job-related immunization
- Annual medical and fitness evaluation
- Behavioral health
- Cancer Screening Program to meet NFPA 1582
5. MODIFICATIONS TO FACILITIES
- New source capture exhaust systems, sprinkler systems, carbon monoxide, or smoke/fire detection systems – only for these types of systems and not multi- purpose systems that encompass ineligible features as described below.
- Replacement or updates to existing source capture exhaust systems, sprinkler systems, carbon monoxide, or smoke/fire detection systems are considered lower priority over requests submitted for new systems
- Emergency generators, Air Quality Systems (AQSs)
6. Vehicle Acquisition
- Pumper (an apparatus that carries a minimum of 300 gallons of water and has a pump with the capacity to pump a minimum of 750 gallons per minute [GPM])
- Urban interface vehicles (Type I) pumper (300 gallons of water and 750 GPM)
- Ambulance (vehicle used for transporting patients)
- Tanker/Tender (an apparatus that has water capacity in excess of 1,000 gallons of water)
- Quint Aerial (an aerial ladder, elevating platform, or water tower that is designed to position personnel, handle materials, provide continuous egress, or discharge water)
- Quint (fire apparatus with a permanently mounted fire pump, a water tank, a hose storage area, an aerial ladder or elevating platform with a permanently mounted waterway, and a complement of ground ladders)
- Aerial Ladder (elevating platform, or water tower that is designed to position personnel, handle materials, provide continuous egress, or discharge water)
1. Available Funding for the NOFO: $324 million
2. Projected Number of Awards: 2,000
3. Period of Performance: 24 months
While all recipients are expected to complete the awarded activities within the period of performance specified in the award package, extensions to the period of performance are allowed.
Feb 10, 2023