Office of Homeland Security
FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY GRANTS AVAILABLE TO LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 25, 2007  
Contact Information:  Joel Schrader
502-564-2081
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced $27 million in grant funds will be available for the 2007 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program.  Applications are due to FEMA by November 30, 2007.

Local fire departments may apply for up to three projects, including Public Education Campaigns, Smoke Alarms, Sprinkler Awareness, Code Enforcement/Awareness, Firefighter Safety, Training, Wildfire Prevention /Awareness, Arson Prevention/Awareness, Risk Assessment, and General Prevention/Awareness.  Fire departments serving less than 20,000 people will be required to match 5% of the grant with non-federal funds.  Fire departments serving 20,001-50,000 people must match 10% of the grant award and those serving more than 50,000 must match 20% of the grant award.

Fire Departments interested in applying for the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants can learn more and apply by visiting http://www.firegrantsupport.com/fps/

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