The application period for Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) grants opens December 26, 2017, and will remain open through February 2, 2018. Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), AFG grants provide fire departments with funding for critically needed equipment, protective gear, training and other resources needed for safe and effective public safety services. Learn more about resources available to help you prepare your application.
For additional assistance or guidance in preparing your application or for a review of your application, contact the IAFF Grants Department at email@example.com or (202) 824-1575.
- IAFF Peer Support Training Program
- Fire Ground Survival Training Program (FGS)
- Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI)
- IAFF/IAFC/ACE Peer Fitness Trainer Certification Program (PFT)
- Hazardous Materials Training for First Responder Operations (FRO)
- Training for Hazardous Materials Response: Technician (HM Tech)
Key changes to the Fiscal Year 2016 AFG grant program include:
- Cancer screening under Wellness and Fitness Activity.
- Wellness and Fitness Activities are eligible under Micro-Grants ($25,000 or less).
- The purpose for an applicant’s request to acquire equipment and personal protective gear has been revised (see page 22 of the NOFO).
- Vehicle-mounted exhaust systems are now a medium priority under the equipment category.
First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund Application for Benefits
Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.
ANYONE that meets the critera listed on this webpage should FIRST SUBMIT A WORKERS COMP CLAIM with your employer.
After that workers comp claim has been submitted you should than complete the application for benefits on the LARA website listed above.
If you have any questions on the administration of this fund, you may also contact the Claims Processing Division at 517-284-8912. Call the MPFFU office for other general questions. 734-675-0206.
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MPFFU License Plate
The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate. You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter. If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.