Get Ready for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Period

The FY 2019 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) application period is anticipated to open soon. In order to apply for a federal grant, including the AFG, applicants must have an active SAM.gov registration with current information at the time of application, while an application is pending, and when there is an active federal award.

Before the application period opens, check your SAM.gov account. Make sure you are registered and that your account is active. You will not be able to start or submit your application without an active SAM.gov registration. Registrations are only active for one year and must be renewed and revalidated at least every 12 months from the date previously registered to avoid being inactive.

Ensure the following items are current in SAM.gov:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • DUNS
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Banking information – type of account (checking or saving), routing number, and account number

Many web sites may look official in appearance but are not. As a reminder, registration in the SAM.gov is FREE.

If you need assistance with your SAM.gov account, there are several ways to get help: