Congressman Fred Keller announces start of FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants Application Period

January 29, 2020
Press Release
FEMA is prepared to assist with application training, webinars

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Fred Keller (R-PA) announced today that the start of the FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grants application period will begin February 3, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and end on March 13, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.


On January 31, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., FEMA will hold a series of live application walk-throughs to help applicants navigate the new FEMA GO online grant application. Click here to obtain access to the live application walk-throughs.


Additionally, live webinars will take place every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday throughout the open application period.


Please refer to the Webinar Schedule Page for all dates and times.


In addition, please refer to these FY 2019 AFG Application Guidance Materials:  

  • FY 2019 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - Available Now
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  • Cost Share Calculator
  • Application Checklist
  • Narrative Get Ready Guide - Narrative
  • Organization Evaluation - Vehicle Acquisition
  • Organization Evaluation - Operations & Safety


Those with additional questions can reach out to Congressman Keller’s office by going to


On the grant applications, Congressman Fred Keller made the following statement:


“These FEMA grants are a critical part of many fire departments’ annual funding and I encourage all fire departments looking to apply for these funds to do so as quickly as possible.


“In addition, I encourage grant applicants to contact our office with any questions or to inform us that you have submitted a grant application so we can provide additional assistance.”