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APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS MONDAY, FEB. 8, FOR FY 2020 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE / EMERGENCY RESPONSE

The FY 2020 SAFER application period will open on Monday, February 8, at 8 a.m. ET and will close on Friday, March 12, at 5 p.m. ET.


Start planning your FY 2020 SAFER grant application now by reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and application guidance materials. These materials were produced specifically to help potential applicants begin to plan their 2020 grant applications ahead of the application period. These documents can be viewed on the SAFER Program website at FY 2020 SAFER Application Guidance Materials and/or downloaded to your computer:

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

  • Self-Evaluation – Hiring of Firefighters

  • Career, combination and volunteer fire departments

  • Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention - Fire Departments

  • Combination and volunteer fire departments

  • Self-Evaluation - Recruitment and Retention – Interest Organizations

  • National, State, Local, or Tribal Volunteer Firefighters Interest Organizations

  • SAFER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • FEMA GO Account Creation User Guide

Coming Soon

  • Applicant Checklist

  • This checklist will help you prepare to answer questions within the grant application.

  • Recruitment and Retention - Request Details Description Instructions

  • This document will provide Recruitment and Retention applicants with a list of the categories and sub-category available in the application as well as information on the level of details needed for each budget line item.


Fire Grants Help Desk: If you have questions about the guidance materials listed above, call or email the Fire Grants Help Desk. The toll-free number is 1-866-274-0960; the e-mail address is for questions is firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.The Fire Grants Help Desk is open Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET.



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