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Federal SAFER Grant Application Period Extended; Cost Share Waived

Monday May 18th, 2020

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has extended the deadline for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant (SAFER) Program until May 27 at 5 p.m. In addition, due to the current economic situation, FEMA is waiving the cost share, position cost limit, supplanting, and minimum budget requirements for the grant program. Economic hardship waivers are no longer needed. 

The SAFER program must be used to hire new, additional firefighters, and the costs to hire those firefighters must be at the usual annual costs of a first-year firefighter. Click here for more information.