Nov 24 -
Today, Congressman Patrick McHenry announced a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant of $20,087 to a local fire department in the Tenth Congressional District.
The grant will go to the Boger City Fire Department in Lincoln County, and comes in the eleventh round of this year’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), which aims to help firefighters and first responders throughout the country. Local departments applied for the grants, and the program is administered by the Department’s Preparedness Directorate’s Office of Grants and Training.
“This is the second year in a row and the third time in four years that the Boger City Fire Department has received an Assistance to Firefighters Grant,” Congressman McHenry stated. “That is a testament to the department’s professionalism and the dedication of its members.” The Congressman visited Boger City Fire Department last November to present a check for last year’s grant.
Last fiscal year, twenty-eight fire departments in the Tenth Congressional District received AFG funding for a total of $3,138,123 in funds disbursed. Thus far in this year’s fiscal cycle, $471,496 has been awarded to local fire departments.