An update from the U.S. Fire Administration:

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is providing an additional opportunity for volunteer and combination fire departments to apply for funding under the fiscal year 2020 AFG-S to support the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE) and related supplies by the fire service community to help prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

FEMA anticipates opening the application period in October 2020. The purpose of AFG-S is to award grants directly to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as first responders, through the purchase of PPE and essential supplies related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer and combination fire departments in any of the 50 states as well as fire departments in the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization are eligible.