Fiscal Year 2009 A.R.R.A. Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants: Guidance and Application Kit   [open pdf - 305KB]

"Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (FSC) provide financial assistance directly to fire departments on a competitive basis to build new or modify existing fire stations in order for departments to enhance their response capability and protect the community they serve from fire and fire-related hazards. The authority for FSC is derived from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 (Public Law 111-5). Congress appropriated a total of $210 million for this Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 program. Our primary goal is to help fire departments meet their firefighting and emergency response needs. FSC seeks to support organizations lacking the tools and resources necessary to effectively protect the health and safety of the public and their emergency response personnel with respect to fire and all other hazards. The purpose of this package is to provide an overview of the FSC, the formal grant guidance and the application materials needed to apply for funding under this program. An explanation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requirements for implementation of a successful application is also included. Our job at DHS is to provide clear guidance and effective application tools to assist applicants. Our customers are entitled to effective assistance during the application process and transparent, disciplined management controls to support grant awards. DHS intends to be good stewards of precious Federal resources and common-sense partners with our first responder colleagues."

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