The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the application period for the Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) grant program is open from Monday, January 25 at 8 AM ET to Friday, February 26 at 5 PM ET.
This round of FP&S grants will provide $35.5 million for critically needed resources to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts, and research and development. Applicants must provide a 5% match in cash or in-kind contributions. There may be an opportunity for an economic hardship waiver to reduce this match.
Under the Fire Prevention and Safety activity, the five project categories are:
- Community Risk Reduction
- Wildfire Risk Reduction
- Code Enforcement/Awareness
- Fire & Arson Investigation
- National/State/Regional Programs and Projects
Under the Firefighter Safety R&S Activity, the six project categories are:
- Clinical Studies
- Technology and Product Development
- Database System Development
- Dissemination and Implementation Research
- Preliminary Studies
- Early Career Investigator
The IAFC encourages interested fire departments to apply for these grants. Further information, such as Fire Prevention and Safety Notice of Funding Opportunity; application checklist ; FAQs ; self-evaluation sheet ; cost share calculator; and other documents can be found at the FY 2020 FP&S application guidance materials webpage.