November 4, 2021

The FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program application period opened November 8, and it will close on Friday, December 17, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Don't miss your chance to secure a grant! 

AFG Grants are designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Grants may be used for:

  • Vehicle acquisition
  • Training
  • Rescue Equipment
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Much, much more

Start planning your FY 2021 AFG grant application now by reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) on the AFG website.

Fire Grants Help Desk: If you have questions about the NOFO, call or email the Fire Grants Help Desk. The toll-free number is 1-866-274-0960; the e-mail address for questions is Fire Grants Help Desk is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. 



For applicants interested in learning how to apply for funding under the AFG program, we are hosting a series of workshops covering the AFG application process. These workshops will outline important information and reminders about cost-share requirements, program priorities, eligible costs, how to navigate the grant application, and tips for preparing an AFG application. AFG Workshop Schedule can be found on the AFG website at



All eligible applicants must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) before you can start an application. Per 2 CFR § 25.205, FEMA may not make an award to an entity until the entity has complied with the requirements to provide a valid DUNS number and maintain an active registration with current information. To register, or validate your information, please visit: Registration Tips:

Please ensure the following items are current in SAM and the DUNS number used in SAM is the same one you use for all FEMA applications:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Banking information - type of account (checking or saving), routing number, and account number

The above information should be consistent throughout all registration documents. Many websites may look official in appearance but are not. As a reminder, registration in is FREE. registration is only active for one year and must be renewed annually.


Should you need assistance with your account, there are several ways to get help:

If you have questions or concerns about your registration, please contact the Federal Support desk at