Assistance to Firefighters Grant

This section is for fire departments and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service organizations, and contains information on the firefighter grant program, grant application assistance tools, previous grant awards, grant statistics, and more.

The primary goal of the Assistance to FirefightersGrant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting andemergency response needs of fire departmentsand nonaffiliated emergency medical serviceorganizations. Since 2001, AFG has helpedfirefighters and other first responders obtaincritically needed equipment, protective gear,emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessaryfor protecting the publicand emergency personnel from fireand related hazards.


The FY 2017 AFG application periodis now openand will close on Friday,February 2, 2018 at 5 PM ET. Begin preparing your application now by utilizing the application assistance tools available below.

FY 2017 Application Assistance Tools:

  • FY 2017 AFG Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) (Revised on 12/22)
  • FY 2017 AFG Narrative Get Ready Guides
  • FY 2017 AFG Self-Evaluation – Operations and Safety
  • FY 2017 AFG Self-Evaluation – Vehicle Acquisition
  • FY 2017 AFG Application Checklist
  • FY 2017 AFG Cost Share Calculator

Application Access Portal

FY 2017 AFG Application Workshop Schedule

(Due to the recent natural disasters, workshop availabilitymay belimited at this time)

AFG Award Announcements

For AFG Application Guidance Materials, please visit ourDocumentspage.

This section is Expanded. Click to CollapseAFG Economic Hardship Waiver Policy

The purpose of this guidance is to provide AFG and FP&S grantees with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-federal funds cost share requirement, maintenance of effort requirement, or both, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an “Economic Hardship Waiver”). This guidance provides the minimum requirements for eligibility to request anEconomic Hardship Waiverand the process and mechanism for requesting an Economic Hardship Waiver.

Please contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274- 0960 or email

This section is Expanded. Click to CollapseAFG Program Tools


Althoughthe AFG Program Office strives to make the information contained in these videos as timely and accurate as possible, the videos were not intended to be used as substitutes for reading the latest Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) or guidance documents. The AFG program office makes no promises, claims or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these videos, and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these videos.

  • AFG Vehicle Grants
    This video was produced to provide an overview of how to apply for a vehicle grant, AFG’s most competitive grant activity.
    Duration: 17 minutes
  • Procurement Integrity
    This video was produced to provide an overview of proper contract procurement for grantees.
    Duration: 17 minutes
  • Getting a Grant
    This video was produced to provide an overview of how to prepare a competitive grant application.
    Duration: 22 minutes