Application Period to Open: Fiscal Year 2010 Fire
Prevention and Safety Grants
The Department of Homeland Security posted the FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants
Program Guidance on the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program Web site. The application period
is scheduled to begin on Jan. 3, 2011 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Applications for these grants must be
received by Feb 4, 2011, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

FP&S grants support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire-related
hazards. The grants are competitive, and their primary goal is to target high-risk populations. Grant awards
are made in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury, and to carry out research for improving
firefighter safety. Examples of the types of fire prevention projects supported by FP&S include smoke alarm
installation, fire prevention and public safety education campaigns, juvenile fire setter interventions, media
campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness programs. Organizations eligible to apply under the
research activity should consult the Program Guidance for detailed information on priorities and areas of

An applicant tutorial for the fire prevention activity is available through the Web
site. The tutorial provides valuable grant information. It will also walk you through the preparation and
submittal of competitive applications. In addition, the applicant tutorial provides an overview of the fire
prevention funding priorities and evaluation criteria. Applicants who have questions regarding the Fire
Prevention and Safety Grants opportunity should contact the help desk as soon as possible at
1-866-274-0960 or at [email protected]. During the application period, the help desk will operate Monday
to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (ET), but is prepared to revise hours of operation based on volume,
demand, holidays and urgency to complete the FP&S Grants application period and processing for FY2010.

The AFG Program is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate in coordination with the U.S. Fire Administration.

FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Program Guidance - visit
FY2010 Fire Prevention and Safety Grants FAQs - visit