Congressman John Shimkus (R, Illinois-15) has announced funding through the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program to the Pocahontas-Old Ripley Fire Protection District. The district will receive $23,510 under the Operations and Safety category.
“I am pleased that another fire department in the 15th Congressional District has been successful in obtaining this funding,” Shimkus said. “My staff and I work with fire departments and other first responders every year in preparing for this competitive grant program. I encourage first responders who may not have applied before to contact my office if they have any questions about the process.”
The AFG Program is administered by the the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration.
Operations and Safety projects can include professional training, wellness and fitness programs and equipment, personal protective equipment, modifications to facilities, and related supplies.