Residential Fire Safety & Fire Sprinkler Initiatives


To support residential fire safety initiatives such as: promoting public awareness of fire protection systems e.g., smoke alarms, and automatic sprinklers; supporting consumer awareness of residential fire sprinkler systems through provision of educational materials, public service announcement (PSA) kits, and newsletters/media releases to the public, home building, and fire protection industry.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Executive Order 12127; Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974; Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296; U.S.A. Patriot Act of 2001, Public Law 107-56.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Unsolicited applications will not be accepted. Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the funding opportunity announcement and program guidance.
Beneficiary Eligibility
General public.
No Credentials or documentation are required. 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
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Standard Forms 424 (Application for Federal Assistance) and 424A (Budget Information: Non-Construction Programs) must be completed and returned by the recipient. In addition, the following forms must be completed: SF1199A (Direct Deposit Sign-up Form); FEMA Form 20-16 (Summary Sheet for Assurances and Certifications); FEMA Form 20-16A and 16A (Back) (Assurances for Non- Construction Program); FEMA Form 20-16C (Certifications Regarding Lobbying, Debarment, Suspension and Other Responsibility Matters); and Drug-Free Workplace Requirements, and SFLLL (Disclosure of Lobbying Activities.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
Not Applicable.
Requests for modifications to the grant award can only be authorized in writing by the DHS Assistance Officer with the concurrence of the administering program office. Requests for modifications must be supported by adequate justification.
How are proposals selected?
Identified in the program guidance.
How may assistance be used?
Funding is restricted to nonfederal entities invited to apply by DHS or specified in DHS Appropriation Statute. Refer to program guidance or announcement for further information. See Program Guidance.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
See program guidance. See program guidance. Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly Progress Reports must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. See program guidance. See program guidance.
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.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of three 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 three-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 three-year period, whichever is later. Grant 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
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: reimbursement and/or draw down.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
DHS/FEMA/Grant Programs Directorate, Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, Tech World Bldg - South Tower, 5th Floor, 500 C Street, SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: Phone: (866) 274-0960.
Website Address .
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 09 $130,000; FY 10 $170,000; FY 11 $130,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
See program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
31 CFR 205: Rules and Procedures for Funds Transfers; OMB Circular A-102: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Cooperative Agreements with State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-87: Cost Principles for State and Local Governments; OMB Circular A-110: Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals, and Other Non-Profit Organizations; OMB Circular A-21: Cost Principles for Educational Institutions; OMB Circular A-122: Cost Principles for Nonprofit Organizations.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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