FY 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs (AFGP) Award and FEMA Grant Outcomes (GO) Frequently Asked Questions

When will awards be announced, and how will they be sent?
The FY2018 awards for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs (AFGP) will be posted on the Firegrants web page on Friday of the week they are processed. This includes awards for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency and Response Grant Program (SAFER), and the Fire Prevention and Safety Grant Program (FP&S).  Notifications will be sent to awardees throughout the week including the Friday awards are posted. Notifications will be sent to the email address of the primary point of contact on the application directly from the eGrants mail center in the legacy system, and FEMA GO.

When will turndown notifications be sent?

All of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Programs (AFGP) turndown notifications will be sent following the majority of the award announcements. The turndown notifications will begin toward the end of September or early October. Notifications will be sent to the email address of the primary contact on the application and the eGrants mail center in the legacy system.

Please Print you Award Package Prior to Accepting the Award:

Any changes from the application, whether reduction in cost or quantity, will be listed in the award package. We encourage you to view and print the award package prior to accepting any AFGP award.

How do I register in FEMA GO?

Here are the registration instructions. FY 2018 Award Recipients will need to register in FEMA GO system to accept FY 2018 grant awards.

I have registered in FEMA GO, but I do not see my application?

Two Part Answer:

Part One. You must be assigned an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR) or Organizational Member (OM) role in FEMA GO in order to gain access to an application or any task for that application. There are two ways to be assigned a role:

  • If you are the Electronic Business (eBiz) point of contact in SAM.gov for your organization, you can will be    assigned the AOR role by entering the DUNS information after you have logged in to your FEMA GO account, or.
  • If you are not the eBiz point of contact, you must be . Ask to be is to be assigned the as either the AOR or the OM  role by the AOR for your organization.

Part Two. Some applications must be manually linked to the registered AOR once the account is created. This process takes some time. There is a backlog for linking applications, but we hope to have them all completed soon.

The eBiz POC on our SAM account is not the POC for our grant, how do I become the AOR?

There are two options:

  • First option is to have the eBiz POC register in FEMA GO. Once they have registered and been assigned the AOR role, they can then add other AOR member and OM members to the organization.
  • If the eBIiz POC is no longer with the not with the organization any longer or does not wish to be the eBiz POC, you may will need to update your SAM.gov account. The new eBiz POC can now register in FEMA GO and will be assigned the AOR role for that organization.

Live AFG Webinar Updates:

Beginning August 29th, 2019, AFGP staff will host a live webinar series to educate organizations on how to register in FEMA GO. The webinars will teach attendees about the FEMA GO system, how to register, and accept a pending award. FEMA staff will be available to answer any questions concerning transitioning to the new system.

 AFGP Webinar Schedule

*Thursday, August 29th – September 12th at  2 p.m. EDT

Title Date Time Link Conference Call and PIN
FEMA GO: Registration and Award Acceptance 09/12/2019 2:00 p.m. Click to Join 1-800-320-4330 then PIN 611362#
FEMA GO: Registration and Award Acceptance 09/19/2019 2:00 p.m. Click to Join 1-800-320-4330 then 611362#

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