Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Nita Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland) announced a $280,000 federal grant for the Village of Spring Valley. The grant is being awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program.
“At a time when the senseless across-the-board budget cuts are reducing funding for first responders and law enforcement, I am happy that the Department of Homeland Security is able to provide this critical support to our first responders in Spring Valley that will help make our community safer,” said Congresswoman Lowey.
The Assistance to Firefighters Grant program, which is administered by the Department of Homeland Security Office of Grants and Training, awards grants directly to local fire departments and Emergency Medical Services organizations (EMS). The funds may be used to increase the effectiveness of firefighting operations, firefighter health and safety programs, emergency medical service programs, fire prevention and safety programs, and to purchase new fire equipment.