[cifnmedia] Program Guidance Document Is Now Available

  • From: Sean & Kimberly Aaron <cifn@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: CIFN LIST <cifnmedia@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 02:09:07 -0800 (PST)

Updated: 02-18-2004 10:11:07 AM

Assistance To Firefighters Program Guidance Document Is Now Available

 

Courtesy of USFA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security’s Office for 
Domestic Preparedness (ODP) and United States Fire Administration (USFA) 
announce to the nation’s local fire departments the availability of the 2004 
Assistance to Firefighters Program Guidance document. The Program Guidance 
document is now available for download from the USFA Website www.usfa.fema.gov 
or from the ODP Website at www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp. 

The Program Guidance will provide applicants with insight into the priorities 
and eligible activities of the AFGP for the approaching application period. The 
application period is not currently open, but is planned to open on March 1, 
2004. Potential applicants are encouraged to review the guidance carefully and 
compare their department’s needs and circumstances with the program’s 
priorities as a guide for defining their competitive application in the 2004 
process. Applicants whose needs best reflect the program's priorities will have 
a better chance of receiving a grant through the 2004 Assistance to 
Firefighters Grant Program. Other documents such as the Final Rule, Notice of 
Funds Availability, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will be posted as 
they become available. 

On March 1, 2003, the Office for Domestic Preparedness became a part of the 
Department of Homeland Security. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 
107-296) designated ODP as the principal Federal agency responsible for the 
preparedness of the United States for acts of terrorism, including coordinating 
preparedness efforts at the Federal level, and working with all State, local, 
tribal, parish, and private sector emergency response providers on all matters 
pertaining to combating terrorism, including training, exercises, and equipment 
support. To support this mission, ODP administers a number of programs that 
provide a wide-array of support to our nation’s emergency preparedness and 
response community. For more information on ODP, please contact the Website at 
www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp. 

For media inquiries, please contact either Chris Rizzuto or David Hess in the 
Office for Domestic Preparedness at 202-305-9887. 

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Sean A. Aaron (CIFN*1)
Central Illinois Fire Network
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