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Grants for Fire Departments

Federal and state grant programs available to local fire departments.

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FY21 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant

Fire departments in every city, town, fire district, eligible state authority, and state military fire departments of the Commonwealth are eligible to apply for funding from the FY21 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant. $5 million of funding is available for equipment that will improve the safety of firefighters. Applications were due on January 11, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

A complete list of the awards for this program can be found here: FY21 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Award List

To view the powerpoint from the April 9th and April 12th webinars, click here: FY21 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant Award Process Powerpoint

 

Student Awareness of Fire Education Grant Program

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The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant program provides resources for fire departments to teach fire safety education in schools.

The Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program provides grants to local fire departments to teach fire and life safety to children in schools. The program teaches students to recognize the dangers of fire and the fire hazards of tobacco products through 23 key fire safety behaviors taught in developmentally appropriate ways. Fire and life safety is easy to combine with math, science, language arts and health or physical education lessons, making it easy to collaborate with school teachers. Since the S.A.F.E. program began in 1996, child fire deaths have dropped significantly in Massachusetts. In 2020, there were zero child fire deaths in the Commonwealth.

Here is a list of the FY21 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Program Grant Awards. Here is the press release.

Senior SAFE Grant Program

Senior SAFE is a grant program for fire departments to teach fire safety to seniors. Seniors have a high risk of dying in a fire. Fire and burns risks for seniors include: cooking, smoking, home oxygen use, and electrical and heating dangers.

Senior SAFE also aims to improve safety in senior housing. Programs include:

  • smoke and carbon monoxide alarm installation
  • testing and replacing batteries
  • installation of house numbers
  • heating limiting devices on stoves
  • in-hood stove fire extinguishers
  • nightlights

Education is key to improving the safety of seniors at home. Senior SAFE creates partnerships between agencies that serve seniors and fire departments. Together, these agencies collaborate on local fire and life safety education programs.

Here is a list of the FY21 S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE Program Grant Awards. Here is the press release

Assistance to Firefighters Grant

FY20 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program

The application period for the FY20 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program opened on January 4, 2021. Applications are due on February 12, 2021 at 5:00pm. A wide variety of firefighting equipment, gear, and vehicles are eligible through this program. Click here for the official program guidance, and here for a list of informational webinars you can attend on this program. 

 

FY20 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program

The application period for the FY20 Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program opened on January 25th. Applications are due on February 26th at 5:00pm. This program is designed to support fire prevention programs and  firefighter health/safety research and development. Click here for the official program guidance. 

 

FY20 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant Program

The application period for the FY20 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program will open on February 8th. Applications are due on March 12th at 5:00pm. This program provides funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations to assist in increasing the number of firefighters available to provide protection from fire and fire-related hazards. Click here to view the official program guidance.

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