SAFER Grant Opening

The FY 2015 SAFER application period will open on Monday, February 22, 2016 at 8 am EST and will close on Friday, March 25, 2016 at 5 PM EST. Begin preparing your application now by reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity and the technical assistance tools that are available. It is important to read the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) thoroughly as it contains the key programmatic updates and application requirements for all eligible applicants.

  • Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) - Available Now

  • Application Checklist

  • This checklist will help you prepare your SAFER grant application

  • Self-Evaluation - Hiring of Firefighters

  • Rehiring, retention, attrition, and new hires

  • 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

  • Economic Hardship Supplemental Information – Hiring of Firefighters

  • This checklist will help those departments applying under the Hiring of Firefighters category to gather information on the economic conditions of their fire department in preparation of a SAFER grant application

  • FY 2015 SAFER Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

SAFER Grants Help Desk: If you have questions about the NOFO or technical assistance tools listed, call or e-mail the SAFER Grants help Desk. The toll-free number is 1-866-274-0960; the e-mail address for questions is

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