As I reported on September 12, 2009;
Why has FEMA paid The Acorn Institute $1.4 Million in grants since August 2008?
Paid 8/29/08 – Fiscal Year 2007 = $450,484
Paid 9/04/09 – Fiscal Year 2008 – $997,402 (only 6 grants were issued for more money than ACORN – out of 220 grants)
According to the FEMA website the purpose of these grants are:
The purpose of the Fire Prevention and Safety Grants is to fund Fire Prevention and Research and Development activities. Fire Prevention Grant Activities are designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of deaths and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards. Research and Development Grant Activities are aimed at improvements to firefighter health and safety.
It is being reported by Fox News that the funds related to the 2009 grant have been frozen.