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February 4, last day to submit Fire Prevention and Safety Grants 2011 applications

Fire Prevention and Safety Grant awards are made in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury, and to carry out research for improving firefighter safety.
The Fire Prevention and Safety Grants are meant to enhance the safety of public and firefighters

Fire Prevention & Safety grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire-related hazards.

The Department of Homeland Security posted the FY2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants Program Guidance on the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Web site. The application period is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Applications for these grants must be received by Feb 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire-related hazards. The grants are competitive, and their primary goal is to target high-risk populations. Grant awards are made in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury, and to carry out research for improving firefighter safety. Examples of the types of fire prevention projects supported by FP&S include smoke alarm installation, fire prevention and public safety education campaigns, juvenile fire setter interventions, media campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness programs. Organizations eligible to apply under the research activity should consult the Program Guidance for detailed information on priorities and areas of emphasis.

An applicant tutorial for the fire prevention activity is available through the firegrantsupport web site. The tutorial provides valuable grant information. It will also walk you through the preparation and submittal of competitive applications. In addition, the applicant tutorial provides an overview of the fire prevention funding priorities and evaluation criteria. Applicants who have questions regarding the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants opportunity should contact the help desk as soon as possible at 1-866-274-0960 or at mail id. During the application period, the help desk will operate Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET), but is prepared to revise hours of operation based on volume, demand, holidays and urgency to complete the FP&S Grants application period and processing for FY2011.

The AFG Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration. 

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