Information Bulletin Number 0901273

Application Period to Open:
Fiscal Year 2008 Fire Prevention and
Safety Grants
The Department of Homeland Security has posted the FY2008
Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Program Guidance on
the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Website.
The application period is scheduled to begin on February 2, 2009
at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). Applications for these
grants must be received by March 6, 2009, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern
Standard Time (EST).
FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and
related hazards. The grants are competitive, and their primary goal is to target high-risk populations.
Grant awards are made in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury and to carry out
research for improving firefighter safety. Examples of the types of fire prevention projects that are
supported by FP&S include smoke alarm installation, fire prevention and public safety education
campaigns, juvenile fire setter interventions, media campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness
programs. Organizations that are eligible to apply under the research activity should consult the
Program Guidance for detailed information on priorities and areas of emphasis.
An applicant tutorial for the fire prevention activity will be available through the Website. The tutorial will provide you with valuable grant information and
will walk you through the preparation and submittal of competitive applications. In addition, the
applicant tutorial will provide an overview of the fire prevention funding priorities and evaluation
criteria. Applicants who have questions regarding the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants opportunity
should contact the help desk as soon as possible at 1-866-274-0960 or at During
the application period, the help desk will operate Monday to Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (EST),
but is prepared to revise hours of operation based on volume, demand, holidays and urgency to
complete the FP&S Grants application period and processing for FY08.
The AFG Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal
Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S.
Fire Administration.
FY08 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program Guidance - visit
FY08 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants FAQs - visit