January 11, 2022

Congressman Neguse Announces Application Opening for $46 Million in Fire Prevention and Safety Grants

Washington, DC— Today, Congressman Joe Neguse announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will open applications for Fire Safety and Prevention Grants (FS&P) on January 18th at 6 am MT, making millions in direct aid available to local fire departments and first responders impacted by the Marshall fire. Grants can include assistance for firefighter safety and management programming, research and development projects to help communities respond to extreme and hazardous conditions and other programs to help firefighters recover from the effects of the disaster.

For more information on this program and technical assistance, visit the FEMA website, call the FP&S Program Help Desk at (866) 274-0960 or email them at firegrants@fema.dhs.gov. The FP&S Program Help Desk is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.

“As the Boulder County community heals from the tragic devastation of the Marshall Fire, we must continue to provide needed aid to help fire departments,” said Congressman Neguse. “These grants, which are primarily funded through the American Rescue Plan, will provide millions to state and local leaders who are working to ensure our communities are protected from future tragedies of this magnitude. I encourage those who are eligible to register starting on January 18th and to visit FEMA’s website for more information about the process.”

Congressman Neguse has worked tirelessly to secure federal support for Boulder families in the wake of the destructive Marshall Fire. On January 1, he worked with Governor Polis and members of the congressional delegation to secure an expedited Major Disaster Declaration from President Biden. He also advocated for Individual Assistance to be included in the Declaration, providing direct reimbursement to impacted community members.

Residents and business owners who sustained losses in the designated counties can begin applying for assistance tomorrow by registering online at http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired. The toll-free telephone numbers will operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. (local time) seven days a week until further notice.  

For more resources visit Neguse.House.Gov/Marshall-Fire-Resources