Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants
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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The objective of FP&S Program is to award grants directly to eligible applicants in order to carry out fire prevention and education, fire code enforcement, fire and arson investigation, and firefighter safety and health programming and prevention efforts.
FP&S offers grants to support activities in two categories:
- Fire Prevention and Safety Activity: FP&S Activities are projects designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death caused by fire and fire related hazards. Accordingly, the four project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
- General Education/Awareness
- Code Enforcement/Awareness
- Fire & Arson Investigation
- National/State/Regional Programs and Studies
- Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity: R&D Activity Projects are aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or wellness through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
- Clinical Studies
- Technology and Product Development
- Database System Development
- Dissemination and Implementation Research
- Preliminary Studies.
History of Funding
History of Funding can be found at http://www.fema.gov/fire-prevention-safety-grants-award-year-2014.
In awarding grants, the Administrator of FEMA shall consider the following:
Fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in the R&D Activity. Additionally, for-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a grant award under the R&D Activity.
- The findings and recommendations of the Technical Evaluation Panel (TEP);
- The degree to which an award will reduce deaths, injuries, and property damage by reducing the risks associated with fire related and other hazards; and
- The extent of an applicants need for an FP&S Grant and the need to protect the United States as a whole.
Eligibility varies based upon program area:
- Fire Prevention and Safety Activity (FP&S) - Fire departments; and national, regional, state, local, tribal and non-profit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both Private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding this activity. For-profit organizations, federal agencies, and individuals are not eligible to receive a FP&S Grant Award under the FP&S Activity.
- Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity (R&D) - National, state, local, Native American Tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (i.e. universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions. Both private and public non-public organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity.
Applications were to be submitted by May 6, 2016. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.
Approximately $34,000,000 is available in total funding. 100 awards are expected to be made. Individual awards may not exceed $1,500,000. Projects under FP&S may last up to 12 months. Projects under R&D may last 12, 24, or 36 months. Cost sharing/matching of at least 5% is required.
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