Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate implements and administers the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants.

SAFER grants provide financial assistance to help fire departments increase frontline

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firefighters, rehire firefighters that have been laid off, retain firefighters facing imminent layoffs, or filling of positions that were vacated through attrition.

SAFER offers grants to support activities in two categories:
1. Hiring of Firefighters 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters The authority for SAFER is derived from the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974, as amended (15 U.S.C.

§2229a et seq.).

The notice of funding opportunity document provides potential applicants with the details of the requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.

Related Programs

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)

Department of Homeland Security


Agency: Department of Homeland Security

Office: Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

Estimated Funding: $345,000,000


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Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/127856

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Fire Departments National, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters

Full Opportunity Web Address:
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/127856

Contact:
SAFER Help Desk(866) 274-0960 FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov

Agency Email Description:
FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov

Agency Email:
FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov

Date Posted:
2017-01-03

Application Due Date:
2017-02-10

Archive Date:
2017-03-12



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