Information Bulletin Number 0803164

DHS Announces Application Period for FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants.

The Department of Homeland Security's Grant Programs Directorate will begin accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) beginning March 3, with the deadline for receipt of the applications no later than April 4 at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The AFG, which will be distributed in phases throughout FY 2008, will ultimately award approximately $500 million. Interested applicants can access the FY 2008 AFG application through the AFG Web site (http://www.firegrantsupport.com), the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) Web site (http://www.usfa.fema.gov) and the Grants.gov Web site (http://www.grants.gov). The Web site contains important information about the AFG including the FY 2008 funding priorities and program guidance, a Web-based tutorial on the application process, a listing of frequently asked questions, and other materials. Eligible applicants for the FY 2008 AFG are limited to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations operating within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.