Local Fire Departments Encouraged to Apply for Grant Funding
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) is encouraging local fire departments and Emergency Medical Service (EMS) providers to apply for federal Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). AFG funds assist fire departments and other first responders in procuring the critical equipment and protective gear necessary to best serve their local communities. The funding can also be utilized to acquire training and additional resources that are necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel.
FEMA will begin accepting applications from eligible departments beginning on Monday, December 7th at 8 AM EST. Applications must be submitted by January 15, 2016 at 5 PM EST.
“It is important that our local fire companies have the tools and resources they need to keep their members safe and effectively protect our community,” said Congressman Collins. “FEMA’s grant program helps them do just that, and I encourage departments throughout NY-27 to apply.”
More information on this year’s AFG program can be found at: http://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program. Applicants with further questions or those seeking letters of support from Congressman Collins should call the Geneseo District Office at (585) 519-4002.