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FY 2016 SAFER Application Assistance Tools

The following documents will help you prepare for the FY 2016 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response Grants application period.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Program Overview Webinar

The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) Webinar was created to give fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations, an overview of the grant program, and to provide grant application information.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Self-Evaluation Sheet - Recruitment and Retention Application National, State, Local, or Tribal Volunteer Firefighters 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.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Self-Evaluation Sheet - Hiring Applications

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.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Self-Evaluation Sheet - Recruitment and Retention Application 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.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Application Checklist

If you are planning to apply to the 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.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The Fiscal Year 2016 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) contains the key programmatic updates and application requirements for all eligible applicants.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY2016 SAFER Economic Hardship Waiver

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to provide SAFER recipients with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-Federal funds cost share requirement, minimum budget requirement, supplanting requirement, or any combination thereof, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an “Economic Hardship Waiver”).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfFY 2016 SAFER Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 

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