House Appropriations Committee Approves Funding Bill for Department of Homeland Security

On June 11, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved legislation that would fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at $39.2 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2015. The bill provides $340 million each for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant programs, as well as $44 million for the United States Fire Administration (USFA). These funding levels for AFG, SAFER, and USFA are consistent with the amounts provided in FY 2014 and requested by the National Volunteer Fire Council.

Click here to download a copy of the FY 2015 DHS appropriations legislation. Having been approved by the committee, the next step for the bill is to be considered by the full House of Representatives.