The three main categories include: 1) operations and safety; 2) regional projects; and 3) vehicle acquisition. FEMA's goal is to award 2,500 grants totaling $306M.
Officials urge fire departments that are looking to apply for this round of funding to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity, which outlines all criteria and serves as a worksheet for grant project management. The PDF copy is available here: http://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1448980691064-3761c274d7e1993ad2d220aa8c4e4373/FY15_AFG_NOFO_11_30_15.pdf.
FEMA has also created a resource page for the 2015 AFT grants program, available here:http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/110252.
Additional details can be found online at: https://www.fema.gov/welcome-assistance-firefighters-grant-program