Insight Grants

Fire Department Grants

The Insight Team has experience helping fire departments, first responders, and other public safety organizations  in their efforts to secure funding through federal grant programs. We’ve  written, edited, and helped conceptualize various projects and equipment proposals that have been successfully funded for relatively small to very large amounts.

If you are a fire department or related organization looking for funding opportunities, the opportunities listed below may be helpful for your department needs.

Fire Department Grant Funding Opportunities:

  • Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program  through FEMA (AFG). The AFG Grant Program helps firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards. Awards range from thousands of dollars up to millions of dollars for large scale projects.
  • Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants through FEMA (SAFER). The SAFER Grant Program provides funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations in order to help increase the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities. Awards range from tens of thousands of dollars up to millions of dollars for large scale projects.
  • Fire Prevention and Safety Grants through FEMA (Part of AFG, FP&S). The FP&S Grant Program supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and fire related hazards. Awards range from thousands of dollars up to hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Firefighters Charitable Foundation  Grants are given to assist local fire/disaster victims, fire prevention education, volunteer fire department equipment purchase, and community safety programs.
  • FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program Through the Fire Prevention Grant Program, fire departments and brigades, as well as national, state, regional, local and community organizations can apply for funding to support a wide array of fire prevention. Awards range from hundreds to thousands of dollars.
  • New Jersey American Water Volunteer Firefighter and Emergency Responder Grant Program Grants will be awarded to cover the costs associated with purchasing personal protective gear, communications equipment, firefighting tools, water handling equipment, training, and related activities/materials that will be used to support the operations of volunteer fire departments and emergency responders. Maximum grant amount is $1,000. Eligible applicants must be in New Jersey American Water’s service territory.

Please note that this list of fire-related grants is not meant to be all inclusive. There may be many other great funding opportunities available to your fire department. Many states and foundations offer programs that you may find helpful. If you know of a funding opportunity that may be helpful for other fire departments and would like to see it added to this list, please contact us.

If you are looking for assistance with grant writing or editing please contact us by phone at 716-474-0981 or email

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