Keene Fire will be hosting a 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Application Development Workshop on Sept. 17, 2015 starting at 1800 hours. More details will be released as we get closer. As we will be requesting RSVPâ€™s to make sure we have enough room and materials. It is expected that the 2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program will be open for applications in October/November of 2015. Each year, prior to the application period, the FEMA Region 1 Fire Grant Program Specialists travel throughout New England, providing training workshops relative to the AFG Program. These workshops will run approx. 2 Â½ hours and will provide information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, what is new for the 2015 round and tips on how to develop and submit a successful application. These workshops also provide an opportunity for your fire service constituents to ask questions and network with our Grant Specialists and other AFG applicants / recipients.