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Department of Homeland Security


Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Campus Deadline:


External Deadline:

March 16, 2018 l 4:00 p.m. CT

Web Address:


Funding Amount:

Applications and awards under the FP&S Grant Program are limited to a maximum federal share of $1.5 million. FP&S Research and Development applicants applying under the Early Career Investigator category are limited to a maximum federal share of $75,000 per project year.


Applicants may only submit one application, but may submit up to three projects under each activity (FP&S and R&D). Any applicant that submits more than one application may have all applications deemed ineligible.

An eligible applicant seeking an FP&S Grant Program award to carry out an activity shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out such activity in an amount equal to and not less than five percent of the grant awarded. The cost share is automatically calculated by the eGrant system in the Budget section of the application.

The purpose of the FP&S Grant Program is to enhance the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards by assisting fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development.

FP&S Grants are offered to support projects in two activities. This NOFO provides potential eligible applicants with application requirements and details for processing and evaluating applications for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.

  1. Fire Prevention and Safety Activity:
    The FP&S Activity is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death, injuries, and property damage caused by fire and fire-related hazards.
    Accordingly, the four project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    -Community Risk Reduction;
    - Code Enforcement/Awareness;
    - Fire & Arson Investigation; and
    - National/State/Regional Programs and Studies.
  2. Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity:
    The R&D Activity is aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries.
    The six project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    - Clinical Studies;
    - Technology and Product Development;
    - Database System Development;
    - Dissemination and Implementation Research;
    - Preliminary Studies; and
    - Early Career Investigator 

Post Date: 01/29/18