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Fire Service Instructor II

Region 7 — Assistance to Firefighters Grant


The FEMA Region VII Assistance to Firefighters Grants Team invites you to participate in our new series, "FEMA R7 AFG Exchange Forums". Linda Davis and Rex Jennings, your R7 AFG Program Specialists, will host these forums the third Wednesday of every month at 2:00 p.m. Central Time. Each session will feature a timely topic for new, returning, and potential fire department grantees. Following the presentation and discussion on the featured topic, time will be allotted to share questions or challenges you have in managing your grants, applying for grants, and other related issues. The forums are scheduled for one hour in length. This is your opportunity to gain the most current information on FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) programs to better prepare for, and manage, your AFG Applications and Awards.

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.


• May 21st, 2:00 p.m. — Federal Financial Report (SF-425) and Performance Reports
The SF-425 and Performance Report have specific due dates and must be completed on time to avoid delays in processing payment requests and amendment requests. Information must be accurate and must fully address your financial and progress status with the grant award. This webinar will provide you with all the information necessary to complete these reports.

• 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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