DFS Funding Opportunity - Fire Fighter safety equipment - Representative Joe McGonagle

DFS Funding Opportunity - Fire Fighter safety equipment

On behalf of the Healey-Driscoll Administration, the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Department of Fire Services (DFS) is pleased to make available $5 million in grant funding to support the purchase of firefighter turnout gear, fire suppression equipment, and related items through the FY24 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant program. The competitive grant program reimburses local fire departments for the purchase of qualifying safety equipment. Departments of every city, town, fire district, and eligible state authority may apply for a grant. Maximum funding amounts are based on the size of the population the department serves. Additional information about this funding opportunity can be found below.



Fire departments of every city, town, fire district, and authority of the Commonwealth are eligible to apply for funds. Each fire department may apply for an amount of funding up to the maximum amounts shown below based on the size of the population that they serve:





Award Amount
















*Maximum award amounts based upon 2020 Census data.*


Departments may combine eligible award amounts and submit regional applications either on their own or through regional planning agencies. On all regional applications, the Primary Applicant will serve as the grant administrator, responsible for signing the contract, submitting reimbursement requests, and ensuring compliance with all grant terms and conditions. Each eligible fire department may submit or be named on one (1) single-department or regional application. Submitting or being named on more than one application may result in disqualification of all applications.



Projected Timeline:




Application Period Open

November 2, 2023

Question Submission Deadline

November 24, 2023

Application Submission Deadline

December 1, 2023 at 5:00 PM

Award Announcements

Week of January 1, 2024 (estimated)

Extension Request Deadline

June 1, 2024

End of Grant Performance Period

June 30, 2024

Final Reports/Reimbursement Requests Due

July 26, 2024


Eligible applicants can find more information about this program and apply at the follow link: https://www.mass.gov/doc/fy24-firefighter-safety-equipment-grant-notice-of-funding-opportunity/download.

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  • Narlie Monteiro
    published this page in Events & Updates 2023-11-07 09:46:15 -0500