Hoeven Announces Nearly $265,000 FEMA Grant for North Dakota Firefighter's Association

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the Senate Appropriations and Homeland Security Committees, today announced that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded $264,698 to the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association. The funds, awarded through FEMA’s FY2016 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program, will be used to support the State Fire Training Academy. 

“Today’s award will help the North Dakota Firefighter’s Association provide valuable training to firefighters from across our state,” said Hoeven. “This program helps provide North Dakota firefighters with important training on how to safely and effectively fight fires, which will help them serve their communities and help save lives and property." 

Hoeven announced these grant opportunities in October and encouraged interested parties to apply. Today’s award is part of the first round of AFG announcements. The AFG program provides resources for emergency responders and State Fire Training Academies.