SAFER Firefighter Grants, Deadline Feb. 10

The SAFER grant program is composed of two activities:
Hiring of Firefighters – Career, combination, and volunteer fire departments are eligible to apply
Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters – Combination fire departments; volunteer fire departments; and national, state, local, or tribal organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply

Eligible Applicants
• Volunteer fire departments and combination fire departments may apply for funding under both the Hiring of Firefighters Activity and the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity. Separate applications must be completed for each activity. Applicants are limited to one application per activity, per application period. If an applicant submits two applications for the same activity during a single application period, both applications will be disqualified.
• Career fire departments may only apply for funding under the Hiring of Firefighters Activity. Applicants are limited to one application per application period. If an applicant submits two applications, both applications will be disqualified.
• Municipalities and fire districts may submit applications on behalf of fire departments lacking the legal status to do so, such as those under the support of the municipality or district. The municipality or fire district may submit only one application for hiring per application period for each eligible fire department within the municipality or fire district.
• National, state, local, or tribal organizations representing the interests of volunteer firefighters and individual fire departments (volunteer or combination) may only apply for funding under the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity. Applicants are limited to one application per application period. If an applicant submits two applications, both applications will be disqualified.

Cost-share may be required. Contact us for more information about this program. To learn more about GFA visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

SAFER Firefighter Grants, Deadline Feb. 10

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated EMS organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA). Grant funding focuses on critically needed resources to protect the public; training emergency personnel, fostering interoperability, supporting community resilience, as well as enhancing (through direct financial assistance) public safety and providing a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Eligible Applicants:    City or township governments, County governments
Fire Departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations, State Fire Training Academies

Estimated Total Program Funding:    $310,500,000

Expected Number of Awards:    2500

The application deadline for this program is November 18. For more information please contact us. To learn more GFA, visit our website at http://gfa.tc.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Deadline Nov. 18