FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant

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Funding Opportunity ID:331276
Opportunity Number:DHS-20-GPD-083-00-99
Opportunity Title:FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:Grant
Category of Funding Activity:Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation:The hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
CFDA Number(s):97.083
Eligible Applicants:County governments
City or township governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Fire Departments, National, state, local, or federally recognized tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters.
Agency Code:DHS-DHS
Agency Name:Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
Posted Date:Feb 01, 2021
Close Date:Mar 12, 2021
Last Updated Date:Feb 01, 2021
Award Ceiling:$0
Award Floor:$0
Estimated Total Program Funding:$355,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:300
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. 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.
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