Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agencyâ€™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 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. Â§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.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Office: FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Fire Departments National, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program does not have cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
SAFER Help Desk