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Congressman Chris Collins Announces Application Period for the FY16 Assistance to Firefighter Grant Program

Sep 8, 2016
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the application period for the Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) Program for FY16. Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) each year, the AFG Program is designed to help local fire departments and Emergency Management Service (EMS) providers improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types. The AFG Program provides direct funding assistance to first-responder organizations to obtain much needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training resources. This year alone, thirteen departments throughout NY-27 have been awarded roughly $1,275,900 in federal funding assistance through the AFG Program.

“This prudent use of federal tax dollars will ensure the continued safety of our first responders and the communities they protect,” said Congressman Collins. “I look forward to working with this year’s applicants and I encourage all NY-27 fire departments and EMS providers to apply.”

FEMA will begin accepting applications from eligible departments beginning on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 8:00AM. Applications must be submitted by Friday, November 18, 2016 at 5:00PM.

Interested applicants with further questions or those seeking letters of support from Congressman Collins are asked to call his Geneseo District Office at (585) 519-4002.