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Region 7 — Assistance to Firefighters Grant


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region 7 is engaged in an initiative to improve access to information on grants management for the Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program. In order to facilitate better opportunities for potential applicants and recipients to receive general program information, FEMA Region 7 will be providing a series of monthly webinar based forums during 2014. These will be approximately one hour in length and the first one will be held on February 19, 2014. The schedule for the first six forums, the topics for each, and instructions for accessing the webinar are explained in this email.

Please reference the scheduled topics below that will be discussed over the next six months. For your convenience, sessions will share the same Adobe Connect webinar link and the same call in phone number for audio transmission. You should receive a monthly reminder email highlighting the topic of the month. We suggest you save this link to your favorites and add the sessions to your calendar. The webinar link will maintain a library of featured topics, supportive resources, and Q&A's from previously completed exchange forums.


• March 19th, 2:00 p.m. — Closeout
The grant closeout report is required by federal regulations and serves as official documentation that the grant project has been completed and funds have been expended in accordance with federal laws and agency policies. Closeouts for prior grant awards (if closeout is due and system is available) must be completed before any new awards will be issued to a recipient.

• April 16th, 2:00 p.m. — Procurement Integrity/Payment and Amendment Requests

• May 21st, 2:00 p.m. — SF-425, Progress Report Submissions

• June 18th, 2:00 p.m. — Application Preparation, AFG Q&A

• July 16th, 2:00 p.m. — Website demonstration

These forums are for you! Your involvement will make them a success! Email topics you would like featured and any specific questions you want answered on future forums.

Please feel free to contact one of your Regional Fire Program Specialists with any questions.

Rex Jennings: rex.jennings@fema.dhs.gov816-283-7951

Linda Davis
: linda.davis@fema.dhs.gov816-283-7094

How to Attend These FEMA Online Webinar!

The Adobe Connect webinar can be found at

SAVE this link to your favorites! To access the forums follow these simple steps:
1. Click on the link

2. Select "enter as a Guest" and provide your name and department's name, Click on "Enter Room"

3. Agree to the terms of the Adobe Connect system, Click on "OK"

4. If you sign in early you will receive this message "The meeting hasn't started. Wait for the host to access the presentation".

We advise you try this link before the first forum so you know if your connectivity works. For audio transmission, the call-in number is 1-800-320-4330 and enter 000789# which is the pin number. This call in information will be used for all of the forums.
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