Jun 28, 2005
Applications for SAFER grants will be accepted from May 31, 2005, to June 28, 2005. Monitor the ODP and USFA websites for up-to-date information on the dates of the application period. Completed applications must be submitted electronically or otherwise received by the grants program office on or before the close of business (5 p.m. EDT) on the last day of the application period, June 28, 2005. No late, incomplete, or faxed applications will be accepted. No electronically submitted applications other than those submitted online via the automated grant application system will be accepted.
If you do not have access to the Internet, contact us directly (1-866-274-0960) to request a paper copy of the application via mail. We will not send the paper applications to you via overnight delivery, nor by fax or e-mail. The only legitimate paper application is the application that the grants program office sends you?do not use any paper application that you did not receive directly from the SAFER grants program office. Do not print the screens from the online application and submit them as your application. Any paper application that is not in the correct format will be deemed ineligible.
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The purpose of the SAFER Grant Program is to award grants directly to volunteer, combination, and career fire departments to help the departments increase their cadre of firefighters with a goal of ultimately attaining 24-hour staffing and assuring the community has adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards. The SAFER Grant Program is divided into two activities: 1) hiring of firefighters and 2) recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
The Hiring of Firefighters Activity involves a five-year grant to assist fire departments pay a portion of the salaries of newly hired firefighters. Volunteer, combination, and non-profit career fire departments are all eligible to apply for assistance in hiring new firefighters. These grants require the awardee to match an increasing proportion of the salary over a four-year period; in the fifth year of the grant, the awardee must absorb the entire cost of any positions awarded as a result of the grant.
The Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters Activity provides assistance to awardees for periods of up to four years. The purpose of these grants is to assist with the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters. Volunteer departments, combination departments and local or statewide organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply for assistance under this activity.
Please see the full announcement for more details.
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If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Gaines , Glenn
Department of Homeland Security, SLGCP