Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)

The summary for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 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, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 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. SAFER offers grants to support activities in two activities: 1. Hiring of Firefighters 2. Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters The authority for SAFER is derived from Section 34 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (Pub. L. No. 93-498, as amended) (15 U.S.C. § 2229a).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) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
Federal Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-18-GPD-083-000-99
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 97.083
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2019
Original Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2019
Posted Date: February 8th, 2019
Creation Date: February 8th, 2019
Archive Date: April 21st, 2019
Total Program Funding: $350,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $0
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 300
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: February 8th, 2019
Category Explanation
The hiring firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
County governments - City or township governments - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Fire DepartmentsNational, state, local, or federally recognized tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Program Guidance
Grant Announcement Contact
SAFER Help Desk
SAFER Help Desk
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