Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants

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    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)


    The objective of FP&S Program is to provide critically needed resources to carry out fire prevention education and training, fire code enforcement, fire/arson investigation, firefighter safety and health programming, prevention efforts, and research and development. 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 five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
      • Community Risk Reduction 
        • Priority One - Programs that target a specific high-risk population to conduct both door-to-door smoke alarm installations and provide home safety inspections, as part of a comprehensive home fire safety campaign
        • Priority Two - Programs that include sprinkler awareness that affect the entire community in this effort, such as educating the public about residential sprinklers, promoting residential sprinklers, and demonstrating working models of residential sprinklers. Installation of sprinkler systems is only eligible if proposed as part of a sprinkler demonstration/educational effort.
        • Additional consideration will be given to applicants who incorporate supplies for deaf/hard-of-hearing alarm installations as part of their comprehensive installation and education effort
      • Wildfire Risk Reduction
        • Priority is given to education and awareness programs that protect lives, property, and natural resources from fire in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) (not forestry), including Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) or programs supporting fire adapted community initiatives, should be applied for under this activity
      • Code Enforcement/Awareness
        • Projects that focus on first time or reinstatement of code adoption and code enforcement, including WUI fire codes for communities with a WUI-wildfire risk.
      • Fire & Arson Investigation
        • Priority will be given to projects that aim aggressively to investigate every fire.
      • National/State/Regional Programs and Studies
        • Projects should aim to measurably change behavior and decision-making of the target audience. Projects should communicate and disseminate strategies to measurably effect change. 
        • Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
        • Projects that focus on residential fire issues, such as: 
          • Projects that reduce the fire fatality rate, especially in areas of high social vulnerability.
          • Projects that advance the adoption and awareness of current building codes. 
          • Projects that focus on first-time or reinstatement of code adoption and code enforcement.
        • Projects that focus on firefighter safety, health, and well-being by dissemination and implementation of programs, policies, or products from previous research studies that used rigorous scientific methods to determine effectiveness. 
        • Projects that develop new fire prevention and safety, health, and well-being projects that do not include a research component, such as:
          • Projects that address emerging energy challenges to the fire service and their communities. 
          • Projects that promote code enforcement to improve engineering and/or enacting fire-related ordinances for new construction.
          • Projects that address abandoned building issues. 
          • Projects that improve occupational factors and injury/illness/disease/death/behavior health. 
    • Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) 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
      • Early Career Investigator

    History of Funding

    Recipients can be see here:

    Additional Information

    Ineligible costs include, but are not limited to: 

    • Educational props (e.g., tools that are used in educational or awareness demonstrations) that are not part of a comprehensive educational program, a planned educational effort, or lack description of these elements
    • Costumes and/or puppets that are not part of a comprehensive educational program 
    • AED, CPR, or fire extinguisher training for operational staff
    • Fire hydrants/dry hydrants, supplies, labor, and installation costs 
    • Weather/disaster notification devices (e.g., sirens) 
    • Intruder alerting systems and deployment notification systems
    • Live animals
    • Firearms
    • Fire suppression or EMS equipment, supplies, and vehicles
    • Fire extinguishers
    • Firefighting training tools or equipment, PPE, fitness equipment, immunizations, or firefighter physicals (NOTE: PPE traditionally worn in fire suppression may also be appropriate for arson investigation when a risk for reignition exists, and is allowable under the Arson Investigation Category if justified in the Narrative Statement)
    • Installation of sprinkler systems that do not include an educational/ demonstration component 
    • Suppression-related training including Firefighter I, Firefighter II, wildland firefighting, training exercises, or drills for suppression or disasters activities


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    800 K Street NW
    Washington, DC 20472

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligibility varies based upon program area:

    • Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Activity- Fire departments; and national, regional, state, local, tribal, or territorial authority (city, county, parish, fire district, township, town, or other governing body) to provide fire suppression to a population within a geographically fixed primary first due response area, 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. 
    • Firefighter Safety Research and Development (R&D) Activity - 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-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity.

    Deadline Details

    Applications are to be submitted by April 12, 2024. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Up to $36,000,000.00 is available in total funding for an anticipated 100 awards. Individual awards may not exceed $1,500,000. Projects under FP&S may last up to 12 months while R&D projects may last up to 36 months, from the date of award. Cost sharing/matching of at least 5% is required. 

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