Deadline: March 17, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET
Period of Activity: 6/02/2023 to 05/31/2024, 05/31/2025, 05/31/2026 or 05/31/2027 (will vary based on award date and activity type)
Award Amount: About a $1 million maximum with No Match
Eligible Entities: Majority Career Fire Departments, Volunteer Fire Departments
The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The Hiring Activity offers grants to support applications to hire new, additional firefighters (or to change the status of part-time or paid-on-call firefighters to full- time firefighters), rehire laid off firefighters, or to retain firefighters facing layoff. Volunteer departments are not eligible to apply for funding for the Hiring Activity. The R&R Activity offers grants to support applications to assist fire departments with the recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters who are involved with or trained in the operations of firefighting and emergency response. Career fire departments are not eligible to apply for funding under the R&R Activity.