Two Training Opportunities for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

Posted on: 12 June 2017

The University of Missouri Extension Fire and Rescue Training Institute would like to take this opportunity to promote these training sessions that are available through the FEMA Region VII Office. Please feel free to share and distribute this information with anyone you know who might benefit from it.

FEMA Region VII Grants Division would like to announce two training opportunities for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program at their office in Kansas City. Both trainings will be held in the FEMA Region VII Office, 9221 Ward Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri, 64114. Space is limited for this offering so register by email (including your name, title, and department) to no later than June 30, 2017. We will email your registration confirmation and include local arrangements and facility access information.

Students are responsible for their own travel expenses

Developing Grant Writing Skills for the AFG Program

  • July 12, 2017
  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This training provides an overview of the AFG Program and an opportunity to learn the AFG Program’s application process in detail. Participants will receive instruction on the fundamentals of identifying organizational gaps and vulnerabilities and linking them to the Program’s highest priorities. Working as a team, participants will engage in a simulated "Peer Review Process" designed to enhance the development of comprehensive, concise, and accurate program narratives.

How to Successfully Manage your AFG Award

  • July 13, 2017
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

This training will go over the four phases of the grant lifecycle to include: pre-award, award, post-award and closeout. We will review the requirements of each phase of the award life cycle, providing you the necessary skills for successfully managing your AFG award. This course will benefit those currently managing an AFG award as well as those looking forward to managing one in the future.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Rex Jennings (MO, NE)
Hal Tyson (IA, KS)