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2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grants


Start preparing for the 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant round now. Widseth can help to ensure your application is accurate, complete, and submitted on time.

1. Program & Description

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant

The 2022 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) round is expected to open soon. The program’s primary goal is to help fire departments and non-affiliated Emergency Service organizations meet their firefighting and emergency response equipment and vehicle needs. AFG is an annual funding program.

Type of Funding

Funding assistance is provided through grants. A 95% grant would require a 5% local match in most grant rounds. Cost-sharing requirements for the 2022 grant round will be announced when the program opens.

What Will It Fund?

Protective gear including Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) units, air cylinders, face pieces, turnout gear, etc. Vehicles such as tankers, ambulances, aerial apparatus, brush/quick attach, and other fire and emergency vehicles. Also eligible for funding are washer extractors, radios, training, and equipment that protects the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.

2. Eligibility

Grants are available for fire departments, nonaffiliated emergency medical service organizations, and state fire training academies.

3. Funding Success

The Widseth team works with each department individually to customize a compelling and persuasive application. Our funding team has helped dozens of fire departments successfully secure AFGs. Here’s the Widseth difference:

  • We work in partnership with your city and fire department.
  • We visit each fire department in person or virtually.
  • Our team of grant writers brings more than 30 years of experience to your department.
  • We are trained on the most current AFG program regulations.
  • We offer UEI, registration, and FEMA GO account assistance.

4. How to Get Started

Your department can secure a contract with Widseth now, and we will start work on your project as soon as the round opens. Widseth is committed to cities and fire departments in Minnesota and North Dakota by supporting safety and fire protection needs. Contact us now to get started.

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