Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)

The summary for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Department of Homeland Security FEMA, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER): 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 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.
Federal Grant Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
Federal Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security FEMA
Grant Categories: Employment Labor and Training
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-15-GPD-083-000-99
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 97.083
CFDA Descriptions: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
Current Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Mar 25, 2016
Posted Date: Feb 16, 2016
Creation Date: Feb 16, 2016
Archive Date: Apr 24, 2016
Total Program Funding: $340,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
County governments
Additional Information on Eligibility
Fire Departments
National, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters
Link to Full Grant Announcement
www.fema.gov/firegrants
Grant Announcement Contact
SAFER Help Desk FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov (866) 274-0960
FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov

Department of Homeland Security - FEMA 202-786-9539
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