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Assistance for Firefighters:

A program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), grants are awarded to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER).

DOJ - Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention:

The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP), a component of the Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice, supports states, local communities, and tribal jurisdictions in their efforts to develop and implement effective programs for juveniles. OJJDP sponsors research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide federal juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming.

FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs:

Specific information on program goals and grant opportunities can be found for the Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP), Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG), the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), the Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP), Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP), the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP), the Trucking Security Program (TSP) and the UASI Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

USDA Rural Development:

USDA Rural Development is committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. Financial programs support such essential public facilities and services as water and sewer systems, housing, health clinics, emergency service facilities and electric and telephone service. USDA also promotes economic development by supporting loans to businesses through banks and community-managed lending pools and offers technical assistance and information to help agricultural and other cooperatives get started and improve the effectiveness of their member services, and to help communities undertake community empowerment programs.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA):

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated or medically vulnerable. HRSA grantees provide health care to uninsured people, people living with HIV/AIDS, and pregnant women, mothers and children. They also train health professionals and improve systems of care in rural communities.

HRSA also provides scholarships, loans and loan repayments to nursing students, registered nurses and nursing faculty. For more information, go to: