Due to the storm response required by many fire departments over the last week, FEMA has extended the FY2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grant program application period for paper applications only.
The original submission date for both online and paper applications was July 6 at 5 p.m. ET, but now those submitting paper applications must have them postmarked no later than July 16.
Only one application per category may be submitted; meaning that if a department has already submitted an electronic application within the same category, submitting a paper application in the same category may result in both applications being disqualified.
Questions may be directed to the AFG help desk at 866-274-0960, which is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. More information can be found here.
The primary goal of the AFG is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.
Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.