|Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.083|
|Link||view program website|
|Sponsor||U.S. Department of Homeland Security|
|Deadlines||Aug 10, 2012|
|Contact||Any of the following resources would be helpful for those with application questions.
SAFER Help Desk
Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk
FEMA Grants Programs Directorate (GPD)
|Purpose||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.
The goal of the SAFER Grants is to assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities in order to respond to emergencies, assuring communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.
Hiring grant applicants that have a policy in place addressing their intent to implement strategies to support the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 and have recruiting efforts aimed at hiring post-9/11 Veterans will receive additional consideration. To receive this additional consideration, the applicant must describe their specific policies and recruiting efforts in the application’s Narrative Statement. Each SAFER firefighter position that is filled by a military veteran will be eligible to receive full funding for three years instead of the usual two years.
|Eligibility||Volunteer Fire Departments
Combination Fire Departments
To see a list of ineligible fire departments visit program website.
|Total Funds Available: $32,062,500|
|Applications are accessible via FEMA's SAFER webpage.
Links to a full announcement and application are available through grants.gov.
|Tagged as||Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Preparedness and Response|
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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