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FY2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Extended

Dec 16, 2021

FEMA Advisory:

  • Application Period Extended
    for FY21 Assistance to Firefighters Grants

FEMA is working with the General Services Administration to resolve interface issues related to SAM.gov that are affecting applicant ability to begin inputting fiscal year 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program applications into the FEMA GO System. This issue included applicants that received error messages stating their organizations were not found and that their Unique Entity Identifier/Electronic Funds Transfer combination did not exist despite the applicants’ SAM.gov accounts being fully active.

New Application Deadline is Jan. 21, 2022

As this issue is ongoing, the FY 2021 AFG Program application period will remain open until 5 p.m. ET January 21, 2022. All applicants will automatically be granted this extension. This ensures that applicants affected by the Unique Entity Identifier/Electronic Funds Transfer issue will have sufficient time to complete the online application. The extension to the application period will not affect the award timeline.

FEMA continues to strongly encourage applicants to review the FY 2021 AFG Program funding notice and the associated tools posted on the FEMA website here: FY 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Application Guidance Materials | FEMA.gov. In preparation for application submission, applicants may also draft their narratives separately and copy them into the appropriate areas of FEMA GO once the SAM.gov interface issue is resolved. Questions asked in the narrative section may be found in the FY 2021 AFG Program Narrative Get Ready Guide.

Fire Grants Help Desk

If you have questions about the AFG funding notice or application process, call or email the Fire Grants Help Desk, which is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.