Emergency Management News

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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Dear Fire and EMS Personnel within FEMA Region 6,

We are contacting you as a courtesy to inform you the application period
for the FY2014 Assistance to Firefighters Grant will be opening soon,
tentatively in early November. Region 6 has developed a recorded web based
workshop which any department can access online at any time.

Region 6 FY 2014 AFG Recorded Web Workshop (available 24/7 using Adobe
Connect)
https://fema.connectsolutions.com/p8jbsjwxrm6

Region 6 will also host two live webinars to allow for questions and
answers.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:00 AM CST at
https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinaroct29
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 1:00 PM CST at
https://fema.connectsolutions.com/afgwebinarnov4

Now is the time to do some preliminary work on your potential grant
application.  Following your local procedures, determine what needs exist
and confirm costs as appropriate.  This will make the application process
less cumbersome once the final Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is
released. Departments can also begin compiling department information on
budget, population served, call volume, current age of equipment, etc. in
preparation for the application.

As a reminder, all recipients of Federal grant funding must have a valid
registration in the System for Award Management or SAM (www.sam.gov).
Take time now to confirm that your department’s SAM registration is up to
date and active.  Below are several links to documents on the AFG Program’s
FAQ page. The first link is to the slide deck used for the web workshop.
The last two links provide user friendly training videos on how to prepare
an AFG grant application, and specifically how to prepare a grant
application for a vehicle.

FY 2014 AFG Regional Workshop Slides
http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/98221

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program - Most Frequently Asked Questions
https://edit.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant-program-most-frequently-asked-questions


Training Video: Getting a Grant - Assistance to Firefighters Grant
http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/83188

Training Video: AFG Vehicle Grants
http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/videos/83176

We thank you for the daily work you do for your citizens and look forward
to the opportunity to help you in providing that service. Our goal in
Region 6 is to provide you with the best possible support in applying for
and managing your grant. Please do not hesitate to contact either myself or
Brad Cole at (940-898-5310) or brad.cole@fema.dhs.gov if you have questions
or need additional information.

Very respectfully,

Nick Zotos
Grants Management Specialist
Grants Management Division
DHS/FEMA Region 6

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