[cifnmedia] FW: [ScanIllinois] DHS Releases Applicant Workshop Schedule for 2005 AFG Program

  • From: "Mike D." <cubsfreak@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 08:43:33 -0600

> >January 19, 2005 - The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program >posted today the initial schedule of applicant workshops for the 2005 >Fire Grants. This year, the Congress has appropriated over $600M >specifically for Fire Grants. The application period is tentatively >scheduled for March 7 to April 8. Potential applicants and >interested parties can view the schedule, as well as other fire grant >program information, at http://www.firegrantsupport.com. In the >coming days and weeks, the AFG Program expects to revise and update >the schedule, as new locations are added or currently scheduled >workshops are amended. Potential applicants are encouraged to check >the AFG website from time to time to verify information in the >schedule. Requests for additional workshop locations should be made >to one of your AFG regional representatives. Regional contacts and >telephone numbers are also available at >http://www.firegrantsupport.com > >The Fire Grants for this year are very similar to those from last >year. There is little change. One change is that the Congress has >directed the program office to award a limited number of grants (on a >competitive basis) to Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations >that are not affiliated with a fire department. > >The AFG program office, in addition to updates of the schedule, plans >in the near future to post a copy of the PowerPoint presentation used >at the workshops; Fiscal Year (FY) 2005 Program Guidance; frequently >asked questions (FAQ's), and; a link to the online tutorial for the >FY2005 application. All of these will help an applicant submit a >competitive application for the FY 2005 fire grants. In FY2004, the >online tutorial was especially helpful for applicants, and received >over 80,000 individual visits. > >Questions about the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program may be >directed by electronic mail to firegrants@xxxxxxx, or you may call >the toll free number at 1-866-274-0960. > > > > > > > > >

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