WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Bright announced fire prevention and safety grant opportunities from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are competitive, and their primary goal is to target high-risk populations in order to mitigate high incidences of death and injury and to carry out research for improving firefighter safety.

Some examples of the types of fire prevention projects include smoke alarm installation, fire prevention and public safety education campaigns, juvenile fire setter interventions, media campaigns, and arson prevention and awareness programs.

The deadline for grant proposals to be submitted to FEMA is October 23, 2009.

Eligible applicants are urged to consult FEMA’s program guidance for detailed information on FEMA priorities and areas of emphasis.

For more information visit http://www.firegrantsupport.com/fps/guidance/ or you can call Congressman Bright’s grant specialist, Jill Corbin, in Montgomery at 34-277-9113.

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