Washington, DC– Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) announced an additional series of Federal Emergency Management Agency grants awarded to NY-21 fire departments under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The AFG Program was created to enhance the ability of first responders to protect the health and safety of the public from fire and related hazards. Any fire department, non-affiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) agency, or State Fire Training Academy can apply.

“I am pleased to announce that critical AFG grants have been extended to four more fire departments in our district. I’m happy to continue supporting our district’s firefighters as they navigate the Federal grant process,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “The Federal funding secured under the AFG program for the firefighters in our district will ensure they have the resources they need to keep us safe. I am committed to fighting for our North Country first responders.”

Information about the four fire departments receiving FEMA AFG grants can be found below:

Gouverneur Volunteer Fire Department

Grant amount: $65,286

Granville Engine and Hose Company

Grant Amount: $47,493

Glens Falls Fire Department

Grant Amount: $17,077

City of Ogdensburg Fire Department

Grant Amount: $181,334