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FEMA Region 7

November - Assistance to Firefighters Grant


Application Period for FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG)
Open: 8 a.m.
eastern, Monday, November 3, 2014, to 5 p.m. eastern, Friday, December 5, 2014

The FY 2014 AFG application period opened Monday, November 3, 2014, at 8 am EST, and will close on Friday, December 5, 2014, at 5 pm EST. Application assistance and tools are available. Begin your application now by utilizing the application assistance tools available below:

FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application Assistance Tools

Workshop Presentation — FY 2014 Workshop Presentation Get Ready Guide — application preparation guide
AFG Get Ready Guides — Get Ready Guide – AFG Narrative, Grants Management, Grant Application
AFG Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) — Program Guidance
AFG Application Checklist — A sneak peak at the application


FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) Available Now

It is important to read the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) thoroughly. The FOA contains the key programmatic updates and application requirements necessary, for all eligible applicants. You can view the FY 2014 FOA here.


SAM.GOV Registration is Required to Apply and Receive Grants

The FY 2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program (AFG) open application period is coming soon. All eligible applicants must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) before you can submit an application. Per 2 CFR § 25.205, FEMA may not make an award to an entity until the entity has complied with the requirements to provide a valid DUNS number and maintain an active SAM registration with current information. The System for Award Management (SAM) consolidates federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

To register, or validate your information, please visit: Registration Tips:

Please ensure the following items are current in SAM and the DUNS number used in SAM is the same one you use for all FEMA applications:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • DUNS number
  • EIN
  • Banking information (type of account (checking or saving), routing number, and account number
  • Many websites may look official in appearance but are not. As a reminder, registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) is FREE
  • SAM registration is only active for one year and must be renewed annually.
  • FEMA has prepared a technical assistance document, the Get Ready Guide. This document is designed to walk you through the registration process
  • This information should be consistent in all registration documents

Should you need assistance with your account, there are several ways to get help:

If you have questions or concerns about your SAM registration, please contact the Federal Support desk at


Regional Support Available for AFG Applicants

The AFG Program has Fire Program Specialists in 10 federal regional centers. These Regional Fire Program Specialists respond to questions about the FY 2014 AFG program.

View regional contacts

AFG Help Desk

Contact the AFG Program Help Desk with questions or comments by calling 1-866-274-0960 or email at

AFG Home Page:

AFG Regional Representatives:

AFG Help Desk: E-mail:

Telephone Toll-Free: 1-866-274-0960
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