McKinley Applauds FEMA for Extending Deadline on Grants for Firefighters
Congressman David McKinley announced that fire departments all over West Virginia will have 10 extra days to submit their Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) applications due to the recent severe weather and power outages.
“I applaud FEMA for working with us to make sure West Virginia’s firefighters weren’t put at a disadvantage as a result of the recent storms,” said McKinley. “This extension will enable them to successfully complete their applications within a reasonable time frame.”
“My office heard from several fire departments that were without power and internet, and were concerned that they would not be able to submit their applications by tomorrow’s deadline,” added McKinley. “We raised the issue with FEMA and sent a letter to their leadership, and they responded quickly to extend the deadline. We are very appreciative of FEMA’s responsiveness in accommodating fire departments affected by the severe weather.”
The original deadline was close of business on Friday, July 06, 2012, but now applicants will have until Monday, July 16, 2012 to submit their applications via mail.
Applicants who are unable to submit their application online before close of business tomorrow, will need to download the application form from the FEMA website and have it postmarked by Monday, July 16, 2012.
Applicants may access the AFG applications by visiting www.fema.gov/firegrants/afggrants.
If applicants need assistance, they should contact the FEMA Help Desk at 866.274.0960.