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Emergency Ordinance

*Authorize application to the Department of Homeland Security for a grant not to exceed $3 million for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program to fund equipment and training


The City of Portland ordains:

Section 1. The Council finds:

  1. The Department of Homeland Security, through its Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has offered the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program since 2000.
  2. The AFG Program focuses on enhancing public  safety with respect to fire and fire-related hazards, providing financial assistance for critical training, equipment, enhancing operational efficiencies, foster interoperability, and support community resilience.
  3. On November 8, 2021, AFG released the FY 2021 Notice of Funding Opportunity # DHS-21-GPD-044-00-98.
  4. Portland Fire & Rescue has identified critically needed resources that meet the AFG Program’s High Priority Objectives for FY 2021.
  5. The application submission deadline is December 17, 2021.
  6. Local match of 10% is required and will be supplied by the FY 2022-23 and 2023-24 budget of Portland Fire & Rescue.

NOW THEREFORE, The Council directs:

  1. The Portland Fire & Rescue Chief is hereby authorized to make application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a grant in the amount not to exceed $3,000,000.
  2. The Chief is authorized to provide such information and assurances as are required for the grant period.
  3. The Office of Management & Finance Grants Management Division is authorized to perform all administrative matters in relation to the grant application, grant agreement or amendments, requests for reimbursement from the grantor, and to submit required online grant documents on the Mayor’s behalf.

Section 2. The Council declares that an emergency exists because the grant application must be submitted no later than December 17, 2021; therefore, this Ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage by the Council.

An ordinance when passed by the Council shall be signed by the Auditor. It shall be carefully filed and preserved in the custody of the Auditor (City Charter Chapter 2 Article 1 Section 2-122)

Passed by Council

Auditor of the City of Portland
Mary Hull Caballero

Impact Statement

Budget Office Financial Impact Analysis

If funded, the grant has a 10% cost share requirement. This will come from the bureau’s equipment replacement budget in either FY 22 or FY 23, depending on the date of award.

Agenda Items


  • Commissioner Mingus Mapps Yea
  • Commissioner Carmen Rubio Yea
  • Commissioner Dan Ryan Yea
  • Former Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty Yea
  • Mayor Ted Wheeler Yea

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Date and Time Information

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