Hoeven announces Assistance to Firefighters grants awarded
Posted on 12/17/2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Cecily Fong
December 17, 2007
BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. John Hoeven today announced that three fire departments will receive grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. Lidgerwood Rural Fire Protection District will receive $19,712, New Salem Fire Department will receive $237,500, and Portal International Fire Department will receive $118,750. Grant money is used for training, to enhance operations and safety and vehicle and equipment acquisition. Since FY 2001, and including FY 2007, nearly $19 million in AFG funding has been distributed to 292 North Dakota fire departments and first responder organizations.
The grant program, administered by DHS's Office for State and Local Government Coordination and Preparedness (SLGCP) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), was established to ensure that America's first responders have the resources they need to protect their communities and themselves.
For more information regarding fire grants, as well as a list of current grant recipients, visit the USFA Web site at www.firegrantsupport.com.