The FY 2013 Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grant application period will open Tuesday, February 18, at 8 am EST, and close Friday, March 21 at 5pm EST. The FP&S Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development. The FEMA webpage has many tools to assist applicants in developing their proposals.