The Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced on Tuesday that it has awarded $5.6 million in the first round of funding for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Assistance to Firefighters Grants. This money helps firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Through its weekly bulletin issued on August 2, 2022, FEMA indicated that it will continue to make grant awards this summer until the $414 million appropriated for this program has been distributed.
Still to come this summer are award announcements for the FY 21 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) programs. These programs fund critically needed resources to equip and train emergency personnel, enhance efficiencies and support community resilience.
As of July 29, 2022, FEMA has made 25 awards totaling $5.6 million. Sixteen grants have been awarded to the following Oklahoma cities or fire departments:
|Organization||Program||Award Amount||Award Date|
|City of Sand Springs Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$168,181||09/10/21|
|Chandler Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$127,128||09/03/21|
|Guthrie Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$212,352||09/03/21|
|Yukon Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$70,945||08/27/21|
|Meers VFD||Operations and Safety||$138,893||08/27/21|
|Cowskin Rural Fire District||Vehicle Acquisition||$276,190||08/13/21|
|Lowrey VFD||Operations and Safety||$20,952||08/13/21|
|City of Collinsville Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$6,818||08/13/21|
|Olive VFD||Operations and Safety||$47,619||08/06/21|
|Illinois River Area VFD||Operations and Safety||$49,523||08/06/21|
|Owasso Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$16,836||08/06/21|
|Clinton Fire Department||Operations and Safety||$80,476||08/06/21|
|City of Collinsville||Operations and Safety||$2,700||02/19/21|
|City of Seminole||Operations and Safety||$37,285||02/19/21|
|Cowskin Rural Fire District||Operations and Safety||$3,947||02/19/21|
|Keefeton VFD||Operations and Safety||$5,093||02/19/21|