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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

  Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.083
Link view program website
Sponsor U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Deadlines Aug 30, 2013

Any of the following resources would be helpful for those with application questions.

SAFER Help Desk
Phone: 866.274.0960

Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk
Phone: 800.368.6498

FEMA Grants Programs Directorate (GPD)
Phone: 866.927.5646


Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants provide financial assistance to help provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter organizations in order to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. These goals are met through the hiring of new firefighters, rehiring firefighters that have been laid off, retaining firefighters facing imminent layoffs, or filling of positions that were vacated through attrition.


Volunteer Fire Departments
Combination Fire Departments

To see a list of ineligible fire departments visit program website.

Amount of

Total Funds Available: $320,920,083
Number of Awards: 300


Applications are accessible via FEMA's SAFER webpage.

Links to a full announcement and application are available through

Tagged as Emergency services

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.

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U.S. Department of Homeland Security, view details

Phone: 1-800-270-1898

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