FEMA Opens Fire Prevention Grants for Child Safety, Community Projects

Agency: Homeland Security Dept. (Federal Emergency Management Agency, FEMA); Program: Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (CFDA Number: 97.044) (Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-16-GPD-044-00-99); Eligibility: Governments, institutions of higher education, nonprofits, fire departments and community organizations; Funding: $310.5 million for 2,500 awards (a 5% match is required); Deadline): Nov. 18.

Summary: FP&S grants support projects to enhance public safety and help protect firefighters from fire- and other safety-related hazards. Of special interest are high-risk populations such as children, youth and seniors. Funds may be used for public education campaigns, arson prevention, and prevention-related training. Juvenile Firesetter Projects are eligible if they are designed to mitigate the instances of fire set by children and have treatment and intervention components. The intervention components should be age appropriate. Children and youth groups have won grants in the past. Fire Safe Children and Families, Lake Oswego, OR, (http://tinyurl.com/pbsvqh2) was awarded an $184,000 grant for a fire education program and the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village, Ashville, NY, won a $45,672 for a youth fire prevention program. For a complete list of winners, go to: http://tinyurl.com/m9f8x6u

Community efforts also won: CFAI-Risk, Chantilly VA, a nonprofit that looks to find better ways to fight high-rise fires won a nearly $1 million grant for continued fire engineering research.

Info: http://goo.gl/hylmo7 (NOFA) 866/274-0960; e-mail, firegrants@dhs.gov for questions about this funding program.

About Frank Klimko

Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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