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Grants Resources

Offered by FEMA and other government agencies, our Grants Resources page lists resources where First Responders can obtain grants for a range of needs, including firefighter grants, emergency medical service grants, and pre-disaster mitigation grants. For a more comprehensive list of federal grants, searchable by keyword or other criteria, visit Grants.gov. On Grants.gov, the first responder community can also learn about the federal grants lifecycle and grants management policies.

Related Grant Announcement

Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Funds critically-needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience.

California Specialized Training Institute Grants
The California Specialized Training Institute provides training grants for all disciplines and levels within the California emergency responder community.

Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program
The Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP) is a unique partnership between FEMA and the U.S. Army, combining emergency management experience with responsibilities of custodianship of the U.S. chemical stockpile.

DHS Grants from Grants.gov
Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the Presidential 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public.

Emergency Management Baseline Assessment Grant
Provides non-disaster funding to support developing, maintaining, and revising voluntary national-level standards and peer-review assessment processes for emergency management and using these standards and processes to assess state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management programs and professionals.

Emergency Management Performance Grant
Provides state, local, tribal and territorial emergency management agencies with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and works toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. 

Emergency Medical Services Grants
EMS1's EMS Grants section provides a comprehensive database of grants, news, information and resources to help EMS fighters identify and secure available grant funding.

Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program
To improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs.

Fire Departments First Responder Grants
List of Grants specifically for the fire discipline of First Responders.

Fire Grants Help
FireGrantsHelp.com features the most extensive fire grant listings database available, with information on a wide range of available federal, state, local and corporate grant opportunities. Federal, state, local and corporate grant opportunities.

First Responder Grants
List of grants for all disciplines of First Responders.

Homeland Security Grant Program
Risk-based grants to assist state, local, tribal and territorial efforts in preventing, protecting against, mitigating, responding to and recovering from acts of terrorism and other threats.

Intercity Bus Security Grant Program
Protects surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of transit infrastructure.

Law Enforcement First Responder Grants
List of grants specifically for the law enforcement discipline of First Responders.

National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program
Provides funding to support the establishment of earthquake hazards reduction programming and implementation of earthquake safety, mitigation and resilience activities at the local level.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program
Supports funding for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.

Other First Responder Public Safety Grants

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

Port Security Grant Program
Provides funding to state, local and private-sector partners to help protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, enhance maritime domain awareness, improve port-wide maritime security risk management, and maintain or reestablish maritime security mitigation protocols that support port recovery and resiliency capabilities

Public Safety Grant News
Pertinent information for First Responders regarding securing grants.

Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program
Supports the building of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation by providing resources to close known capability gaps in Housing and Logistics and Supply Chain Management, encouraging innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and building on existing regional efforts.

Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property
Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property - Under Section 11 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, reimbursement may be made to fire departments for fighting fire on property owned by the Federal government.

Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is reestablishing the competitive REMCDP grant opportunity, and plans to award funding to the selected recipient in September 2018.

Transit Security Grant Program
Provides funding to eligible public transportation systems (which include intra-city bus, ferries and all forms of passenger rail) to protect critical transportation infrastructure and the travelling public from terrorism, and to increase transportation infrastructure resilience.

Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
Implements the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustaining and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.


Last Updated: 12/11/2023
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