Area fire departments can apply for federal cash. Congressman Frank LoBiondo announced an open enrollment period for fire and rescue departments to access federal grants, through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program. The application period will begin on Monday, August 15th and will run thru Friday, September 9th with awards being announced later this year.
AFGP competitive funding is used by the nation’s fire and rescue departments to increase the effectiveness of firefighting and emergency response operations and to improve personnel health and safety programs. The Fiscal Year 2011 program will distribute $404 million to first responder organizations across the country.