Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the application period for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program is open until December 17th. The AFG Program provides local fire departments with funding to purchase protective gear, vehicles, and other equipment and to conduct trainings for emergency personnel. In fiscal year 2020, the AFG Program awarded over $16 million in federal funding to fire departments across New York State.
More information about the Fiscal Year 2021 AFG Program and application progress can be found here. The deadline to apply is December 17th at 5PM ET.