FY 2020 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type:
Category of Funding Activity:
Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
The hiring of firefighters and the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
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.
Department of Homeland Security Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
Feb 01, 2021
Mar 12, 2021
Last Updated Date:
Feb 01, 2021
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
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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