Washington, D.C.- U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced today that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will begin accepting applications for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 8AM ET. The application period will close on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 5PM ET.

These grants are available to eligible fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services organizations, and State Fire Training Academies to assist in funding critically needed resources.

Eligible applicants should apply for AFG funding online via the e-Grants application at: https://portal.fema.gov. For more information, applicants should review the FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) Open Application Period Announcement. In addition, System for Award Management (Sam.gov) registration is required of all AFG Program applicants and awardees.

Please note that applications cannot be submitted through Senator Toomey's office. Senator Toomey's office often provides letters of support to applicants once their application has been submitted. Please see the link below for additional instructions.

Questions: Contact Senator Toomey's Grants Coordinator Steve Meredith at (412) 803-3501, Steve_Meredith@toomey.senate.gov.

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