Current Grant Opportunities

Thousands of law enforcement professionals in the United States and around the world are working in dangerous environments, and they do not have a ballistic vest to protect them. In addition, thousands of officers are graciously provided new ballistic vests every five years. While the manufacturer warranty may be expired, often the vest will still effectively protect those that do not have one. The Armor of God Project recycles used ballistic vests and provides them to officers that need them.


Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation has a program to help emergency service entities obtain life-saving equipment as well as fire prevention, safety, and disaster preparedness educational tools. If your fire department or Fire Corps program is located in a community served by a Firehouse Subs restaurant, consider applying for needed equipment and/or fire prevention resources.


Grant Resources 

Authorized Equipment List

    The Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is a list of approved equipment types allowed under FEMA’s preparedness grant programs. The intended audience of this tool is emergency managers, first responders, and other homeland security professionals.

Public Health

Federal Emergency Management Agency

    Comprehensive listing of FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs

    FEMA's Technical Assistance (TA) Services provide direct assistance to state and local jurisdictions in building and sustaining capabilities in support of the four homeland security mission areas (prevention, protection, response, recovery). All TA services are available to eligible recipients at no charge.

    The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) Technical Assistance Program provides free instruction and assistance with the planning, governance, operational, and technical aspects of developing and implementing interoperable communications initiatives. All OEC technical assistance services may be combined or tailored to meet the specific needs of the requesting organization. The OEC Technical Assistance Catalog describes the services available to requesting jurisdictions or organizations and contains a technical assistance request form and instructions on how to complete and submit a request.

Law Enforcement

    Related grants through the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program are administered by the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System (ILEAS). For more information, visit the ILEAS website and click on Grant Resources.

Fire Service and Emergency Medical Services

    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) is a program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. The following types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER), and Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG). The website provides a description of available grants and offers resources to help fire departments prepare and submit grant requests.

    View the AFG Get Ready Guide 2013

    Click here for information on the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS).