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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an opportunity for grant funding this spring — the FEMA Fire Prevention & Safety Grant Program. The program is designed to help fire departments and other organizations reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by fire through prevention and research activities. Here’s what you need to know about the program.
Fire departments, national, regional, state, or local organizations, Native American tribal organizations, community organizations recognized for their experience in fire prevention and safety programs, private and public nonprofit organizations, and Housing Authorities.
WHAT IT’S FOR:
The main priority of this program is to provide funding for fire prevention and safety activities, along with firefighter safety research and development activities. Funded activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injury caused by fire related hazards. Research and development activities are designed to improve firefighter health and safety.
Fire Prevention and Safety Activities include:
- Smoke Alarms
- Sprinkler Awareness
- Public Education Campaigns
- Code Enforcement/Awareness
- Firefighter Safety & Training
- Wildfire Prevention/Awareness
- Arson Prevention/Awareness
- Risk Assessments
- General Prevention/Awareness
Research and Development Activities include:
- Behavioral/Clinical/Social Science Studies
- Database/Data Collection & Analysis
- Technology & Product Development Studies
- Other studies that address injury outcomes
TYPE OF FUNDING:
Grant. At least 5% of the total project share needs to come from non-federal funds. The non-federal share can come from cash or in-kind sources. The maximum grant request is $1.5 million.
APPLICATION PROCESS AND DEADLINE:
Applications are completed and submitted through an online portal. The closing date for the 2017 application window is May 19th. Awards are expected to be announced during the Summer.
FEMA FPS Website
If you have a project that needs funding, contact Widseth Smith Nolting’s funding specialist Jordan Lee today.