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Departments to Prevent Fires and Promote Firefighter Safety

Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant

Agency Type:

Federal

Funding Source:

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Conf. Date:

02/01/22

Deadline Date:

02/18/22 5:00 PM ET

Description:

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Grants to USA and territories nonprofit, tribal, and health organizations, universities, and fire departments for activities to prevent fires and increase the safety of firefighters. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete. The objectives of this program are 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.

The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant Program (hereafter referred to as the FP&S Program) is one of three grant programs that constitute the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) focus on enhancing the safety of the public and firefighters with respect to fire and fire-related hazards. The FP&S Program provides financial assistance directly to eligible fire departments, national, regional, state, local, tribal and non-profit organizations such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions for fire prevention programs and supporting firefighter health and safety research and development such as clinical studies that address behavioral, social science, and cultural research.

  • FP&S Activity: The FP&S Activity is designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate the incidence of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    1. Community Risk Reduction;
    2. Wildfire Risk Reduction;
    3. Code Enforcement/Awareness;
    4. Fire & Arson Investigation; and,
    5. National/State/Regional Programs and Projects.

Both private and public nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply for funding under this activity.

  • R&D Activity: The R&D Activity is aimed at improving firefighter safety, health, or well-being through research and development that reduces firefighter fatalities and injuries. The five project categories eligible for funding under this activity are:
    1. Clinical Studies;
    2. Technology and Product Development;
    3. Database System Development;
    4. Preliminary Studies; and,
    5. Early Career Investigator.

Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. Fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding in this Activity.

Each activity has its own application and eligibility requirements, as further outlined in Appendix B – Programmatic Information and Priorities of the NOFO at https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_fy21-afg-fps-nofo.pdf#page=56

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151158

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$46,000,000

Number of Grants:

150

Estimated Size of Grant:

The total amount of funding a recipient may receive under an FP&S Program award is limited to a maximum federal share of $1.5 million set by § 33(d)(2) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-498, as amended (15 U.S.C. § 2229(d)(2)).
FP&S Program R&D applicants applying under the Early Career Investigator category are limited to a maximum federal share of $200,000 per project year.

Term of Contract:

Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): July 1, 2022 (will vary based on award date and activity type)

Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): June 30, 2023 – June 30, 2025 (will vary based on award date and activity type)

Period of Performance: 12-36 months
- FP&S Activity: The period of performance for projects funded under the FP&S Activity is generally 12 months. Eligible applicants who propose complex projects, such as those under the National/Regional/State Programs and Projects category, may apply for up to a 24-month period of performance from the date of award.
- R&D Activity: The period of performance for projects proposed under the R&D Activity will be 12, 24, or 36 months from the date of award.
Extensions to the period of performance are allowed. For additional information on period of performance extensions, please refer to Section H of the NOFO in Supporting Documents below.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants

a. FP&S Activity
Fire departments operating in any of the 50 states, as well as fire departments in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,2 or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization. A fire department is an agency or organization having a formally recognized arrangement with a 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.
National, regional, state, local, tribal and nonprofit interest organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities are eligible applicants.

b. R&D Activity
National, state, local, federally recognized tribal, and non-profit organizations, such as academic (e.g., universities), public health, occupational health, and injury prevention institutions.

Additional information on ineligible applications and organizations is in Appendix B – Programmatic Information and Priorities of the NOFO in Supporting Documents below.

An application submitted by an otherwise eligible non-federal entity (i.e., the applicant) may be deemed ineligible when the person that submitted the application is not: 1) a current employee, personnel, official, staff or leadership of the non-federal entity; and 2) duly authorized to apply for an award on behalf of the non-federal entity at the time of application.

Further, the Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) must be a duly authorized current employee, personnel, official, staff or leadership of the recipient and provide an email address unique to the recipient at the time of application and upon any change in assignment during the period of performance. Consultants or contractors of the recipient are not permitted to be the AOR of the recipient.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Upcoming Workshops

Jan 26, 2022 12:00 PM EST - Jan 26, 2022 1:30 PM EST Virtual
https://www.fema.gov/event/fy-2021-fps-activity

Feb 1, 2022 1:00 PM EST - Feb 1, 2022 2:30 PM EST Virtual
Register: https://www.fema.gov/event/fy-2021-fps-activity-1

Feb 9, 2022 3:00 PM EST - Feb 9, 2022 4:30 PM EST Virtual
Register: https://www.fema.gov/event/fy-2021-fps-activity-0

More information: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/workshops

Pre-Application Information:

FEMA will accept applications from 8 a.m. Tuesday, January 18 until 5 p.m. ET Friday, February 18, 2022.

NOTE: If you are going to apply for this funding opportunity and have not obtained an Employer Identification Number (EIN), a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number, are not currently registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), or your SAM registration is not active, please take immediate action to obtain an EIN and DUNS Number, if applicable, and then register immediately in SAM or, if applicable, renew your SAM registration. It may take four weeks or more after you submit your SAM registration before your registration is active in SAM. Information on obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM is available from Grants.gov at: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/register.html. Detailed information regarding DUNS, EIN, and SAM is also provided in Section D of the NOFO under the subsection titled “How to Register to Apply.” Detailed information regarding the time required for each registration is also provided in Section D of the NOFO at https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_fy21-afg-fps-nofo.pdf#page=10.

Recipient cost sharing is generally required. In general, eligible applicants shall agree to make available non-federal funds to carry out an FP&S Program award in an amount equal to not less than 5 percent of the grant award. For more information, see https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_fy21-afg-fps-nofo.pdf#page=8.

Fire Prevention & Safety Documents: https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters/safety-awards/documents/fy-2021-fire-prevention-and-safety-program-fps-application-guidance-materials

FEMA GO User Guides: https://edit.fema.gov/grants/guidance-tools/fema-go/assistance-firefighters-grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit, approve and manage FEMA grants on FEMA GO: https://go.fema.gov/login

Contact the AFG Program Help Desk toll-free at 866-274-0960 or send an email to firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

Fire Program Specialists in FEMA’s regions respond to questions about the program and conduct grant monitoring activities. View regional contacts at https://www.fema.gov/contact.

CFDA Number:

97.044

Funding or Pin Number:

DHS-21-GPD-044-00-97

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

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