Reimbursement for Firefighting on Federal Property


To provide that each fire service organization which engages in firefighting operations on Federal property may be reimbursed for their direct expenses and direct losses (those losses and expenses that are not considered normal operating expenses) incurred in firefighting.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 09/09/2014 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2013: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2014: Reimbursement to be made for fire fighting on government property, if incident occurs. Fiscal Year 2015: No Current Data Available
Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 as amended, 15 U.S.C 2201 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Fire Departments, (volunteer and paid) of the States, District of Columbia, Commonwealths, Territories and Possessions of the United States, and Indian lands that the U.S. holds technical legal title to, are eligible to apply.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Fire departments.
See 44 CFR 151 for requirements. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. See 44 CFR 151 for details.
Award Procedure
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Approximately 90 days.
30 days after receiving an initial notification of decision.
How are proposals selected?
Fire departments which fight fires on Federal property for which they are not otherwise reimbursed may be reimbursed under this program for direct losses and direct expenses over and above normal operating expenses. The amount of reimbursement is subject to availability of funds (see 44 CFR 151.12). All claims must be accompanied by sufficient supporting data to prove expenses and losses incurred in the amount claimed.
How may assistance be used?
Reimbursement is provided only for direct costs and losses over and above normal operating costs.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No reports are required.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
See Program Guidance. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: See Program Guidance.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Headquarters: Dept of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 245 Murray Lane, Bldg 410, Washington , District of Columbia 20523 Phone: (1-866) 927-5646
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Direct Payments for Specified Use) FY 12 $5,013; FY 13 est $0; and FY 14 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
From a few dollars to $500,000 (no stated limit).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Section 11 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974; Public Law 93-498; 44 CFR 151.11.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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