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Delgado Announces Fire Dept Funding in Summit

Written By Editor on 7/12/20 | 7/12/20

Thursday, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced nearly $3,000 in federal funding for Summit Fire Department in Schoharie County. These funds, distributed through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG), will allow the Summit Fire Department to buy supplemental Personal Protective Equipment to ensure that the firefighters can protect the local community as safely and effectively as possible.

“In New York’s 19th Congressional District, our communities are protected by largely volunteer departments that give up their time and jeopardize their safety to protect our communities. Today, I am proud to announce funding for the selfless volunteers at Summit Fire Department in Schoharie County.” Rep. Delgado continued, “this AFG grant will allow Summit to purchase additional PPE to protect their brave men and women and keep them safe while fighting fires. I will keep working in Congress to advocate for our first responders and make sure they have the protection and equipment needed to stay safe on the job.”

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Assistance to Firefighters Grant – COVID-19 Supplemental Program (AFG-S) provides funds for the purchase of PPE and related supplies for our nation’s first responders during the coronavirus (COVID- 19) response. Through this funding opportunity, FEMA will directly award funding for PPE and other supplies to fire departments, State Fire Training Academies (SFTAs), and nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (NAEMS) organizations to support first responders with COVID-19 response. AFG-S is authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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