AFG Deadline Extended Again and Other PSAs

September 15, 2011 | By Liza Casabona | Post a Comment

Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced a second extension for its Assistance to Firefighters Grant program.

The application deadline has now been extended for an additional week to Sept. 23 at 5 p.m.  The first deadline extension, which was announced at the end of August, was implemented due to prospective applicants’ response and recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irene.

Funding competitions for other components of the fire grants program should be unveiled over the next several months. The Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response component is expected to have a late October to late November deadline. And a third component, the Fire Protection & Safety Grants, is expected to have a late December 2011 to late January 2012 deadline. (Look for those funding announcements soon.)

With the FP&S competition around the corner, Local/State Funding Report is running a series of “Quicktips” columns this month with application pointers. Subscribers, look for those columns in your Sept. 12, Sept. 19, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3 issues.

And while we’re talking about Thompson’s subscriber benefits, we wanted to remind subscribers to the Local/State Funding Report, the Guide to Federal Funding for Local Governments and Nonprofits and GrantsWire that they are invited to participate in tomorrow’s free live webinar on “How to Be a Competitive Grantseeker in the Current Funding Climate.”

It’s happening on Friday, September 16 from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Info on how to register appears in subscriber emails that have been sent out this week.

If you’re not a subscriber to those publications, we’ll also be live tweeting some of the webinar’s highlights with the hashtag #Grantseekers. So follow @ThompsonGrants on Twitter between 2 and 3:30 tomorrow for advice from our esteemed panel of grant experts on this important topic.

See you (or maybe tweet you) tomorrow!

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