Trump Budget Proposes Nearly Level Funding for AFG and SAFER

On Tuesday, May 23, President Trump released his Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal.  Both the AFG and SAFER programs received modest proposed cuts from $345 million (FY 2017) to $344,344,000 (FY 2018) for each program.  This represents a $656,000 cut or .1%.
The US Fire Administration under the President’s proposal would be funded at a reduced level of $41.913 million, down from $44 million (FY 2017); and the Urban Search and Rescue System would be funded at $27.513, down from $$38.23 million.
The State Homeland Security Grant Program would be funded at $349.36 million down 25% from its current level; and the Urban Area Security Initiative would receive $448.8 million, down 25%.  Under both of these programs, grant recipients would be required to make a 25% match.
The GAC will follow closely the FY 2018 appropriations process and keep you informed on developments.
If you have any questions, please contact GAC Co-chairs John Granby at jgranby@lionprotects.com; Lee Morris at lmorris@oshkoshcorp.com; Joe Mirabile at jmirabile@usscgroup.com; or GAC Sr. Adviser Dave Gatton at dgatton@dinitiatives.com.