Congressman Brian Higgins announced the Department of Homeland Security is now accepting applications for grants provided through the Fire Prevention and Safety Program. The deadline for submitting applications is Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
"Federal fire grants fill a critical need for resources to help keep our communities and the people who work to protect them equipped and safe," said Higgins, a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security. "I encourage local first responders and organizations to apply. "
A get ready guide, video overview and answers to frequently asked questions providing information and detail outlining the process for preparation and submittal of competitive applications is available at www.fema.gov/firegrants. Applicants with questions regarding the grants can contact the help desk between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 1-866-274-0960 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications are submitted to DHS and go through a non-partisan, merit based review ranked by factors established by a panel of service professionals.
Fire Prevention and Safety grants are intended to help local departments and organizations address fire prevention and safety issues with the primary goal of reaching high-risk target groups including children, seniors and firefighters.