Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants

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This section is for fire departments:  national, state, local; or tribal organizations that represent the interests of firefighters. The section contains information on the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants program, application assistance tools, previous grant awards, grant statistics, and more.

 

Overview

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720). For details visit http://www.nfpa.org/freeaccess.


SAFER Program Updates: FY 2014 SAFER Application Period Is Now Closed

FY 2014 SAFER Application Assistance Tools

  • FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
    The Funding Opportunity Announcement contains official SAFER Grant program guidance including the Funding Opportunity description and application dates.

  • FY 2014 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response  Economic Hardship Supplemental Information
    This tool applies to the Hiring of Firefighters Activity applicants only, and is a checklist for Economic Hardship Supplemental Information that will be requested in the SAFER application.

  • FY 2014 SAFER Application Checklist
    Are you planning to apply the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant program?
    Completing this checklist will help you prepare your SAFER Grant application. Collecting this information beforehand will reduce the time and energy needed to complete your application when the next grant cycle opens.

  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation – Hiring Grants
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. The Peer Reviewers will review all the criteria in your Narrative Statement and assess the degree to which your proposal best describes your fire department and community risks, the requirements you have listed that will reduce those risks, and how your project(s) align with the SAFER Grant priorities.

  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention - Fire Departments
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. The Peer Reviewers will review all the criteria in your Narrative Statement to assess the degree to which your proposal best describes your fire department and community risks, the requirements you have listed that will reduce those risks, and how your project(s) align with the SAFER Grant priorities.

  • FY 2014 SAFER Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organizations
    This Self Evaluation Sheet has been developed to help you understand the criteria that you must address in your Narrative Statement when applying for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant. The Peer Reviewers will review all the criteria in your Narrative Statement to assess the degree to which your proposal best describes your organization and community risks, the requirements you have listed that will reduce those risks, and how your project(s) align with the SAFER Grant priorities.

  • FY 2014 SAFER Frequently Asked Questions 2014 (FAQs)

SAFER Program Tools

SAFER Program VIDEOS

While the AFG Program Office strives to make the information contained in these videos as timely and accurate as possible, the videos were not intended to be used as substitutes for reading the latest Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) or guidance documents. The AFG program office makes no promises, claims or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the contents of these videos and expressly disclaims liability for errors and omissions in the contents of these videos.

Watch the following SAFER videos

  • SAFER Grant Recruitment and Retention Video
  • FY 2010 SAFER Grant Program Video


OTHER RESOURCES

  • SAFER Grants Management 101 Webinar
    • Material from the SAFER Grants Management 101 Webinar for FY 2009/2010 is now available for download. (PDF 609kB, TXT 18kB)
    • Topics discussed include:
      • Periods of performance
      • Payment requests
      • Performance report requirements
  • FY 2013 SAFER Program FAQs
  • SAFER Grants Management 101 Webinar
    • Material from the SAFER Grants Management 101 Webinar for FY 2009/2010 is now available for download. (PDF 609kB, TXT 18kB)
    • Topics discussed include:
      • Periods of performance
      • Payment requests
      • Performance report requirements
  • FY 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Awards View award list
  • SAFER Success Stories
  • If you are not currently receiving the free biweekly AFG Program E-Mail Alerts, be sure to sign up now on the E-Mail Alert signup page.
     

System for Award Management (SAM) Registration is Required to Apply or Receive a Grant Award

  • Applicants that have not completed the SAM registration process, or have not completed the required annual renewal and revalidation of data, will not be able to draw grant funds, or submit grant amendment requests. Every eligible grantee must have their SAM.gov account validated through the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and have their CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity) code validated. These validations are conducted as part of the registration process after the organization has submitted their SAM.gov registration.
  • Please complete the SAM registration as soon as possible. For questions about SAM, contact your State Assigned Grants Management Specialists or visit our SAM resource page.
  • SAM.gov is administered through the Government Services Administration (GSA). Technical assistance may be obtained through the Federal Service Desk at 866-606-8220.
Last Updated: 
03/09/2015 - 13:53
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