Information Bulletin Number 0906292



Application Period to Open: Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction
Grant


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently made available for public viewing
the Program Guidance for the Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction
Grants. The application period for the Station Construction Grants (SCG) is
scheduled to begin on June 11, 2009, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Applications for
these grants must be received by July 10, at 5:00 p.m. (Eastern Time).
SCG was established as part of the Administration's economic stimulus package under
the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). SCG will provide
financial assistance directly to fire departments on a competitive basis to build new or
modify existing fire stations in order for departments to enhance their response
capability and protect the community they serve from fire and fire-related hazards. The
grants will be administered by the DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency's
(FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration by
the AFG Program Office.


The e-application and an applicant tutorial are available through the
www.firegrantsupport.com website. The tutorial provides you with valuable grant
information and walks you through the preparation and submittal of competitive
applications. In addition, the applicant tutorial provides an overview of the funding
priorities and evaluation criteria.


During the application period, the help desk will operate Monday to Friday, from 8:00
a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays (Eastern Time). However,
the helpdesk will close at 4:30 p.m., on Friday, July 3rd and will not be open on
Saturday, July 4th. Applicants who have questions regarding the Fire Station
Construction Grants opportunity should contact the help desk at 1-866-274-0960 or at
firegrants@dhs.gov.


The AFG Program is administered by the DHS/FEMA Grants Program Directorate in
coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration.
Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants Program Guidance - visit
http://www.firegrantsupport.com/docs/2009SCGguidance.pdf
Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants FAQs – will be available
through the www.firegrantsupport.com website.