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Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response

07/31/12  Statewide

The synopsis for this grant opportunity is detailed below, following this paragraph. This synopsis contains all of the updates to this document that have been posted as of 07/16/2012.

Document Type: Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-12-GPD-083-000-99
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Posted Date: Jul 16, 2012
Creation Date: Jun 29, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications: Aug 10, 2012
Current Closing Date for Applications: Aug 10, 2012
Archive Date: Sep 09, 2012
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Employment, Labor and Training
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards: 400
Estimated Total Program Funding: $32,062,500
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
CFDA Number(s): 97.083 -- Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No

Eligible Applicants
County governments
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:
Fire Departments

Agency Name
Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

Description
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 program guidance 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.

Link to Additional Information
www.fema.gov/firegrants

If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact:
Fire Grants Help Desk:
1-866-274-0960