Firefighting, Leadership

DHS Posts Program Guidance for SAFER Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)  has announced the posting of the Program Guidance for the FY2009 SAFER Grants. The Program Guidance document for the FY2009 SAFER Grants provides a wealth of information on the SAFER program including the implementation of recent legislative changes and program priorities. The guidance may be found at the Web site for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program – www.firegrantsupport.com, as well as the U.S. Fire Administration at www.usfa.dhs.gov. The FY2009 SAFER program has approximately $210 million available for Grants.

The application period will begin on November 16, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time and the deadline for receipt of the SAFER Grant applications will be 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 18, 2009. The applications will be automated and will be accessible from the Web sites for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program at www.firegrantsupport.com as well as the U.S. Fire Administration at www.usfa.dhs.gov. The SAFER Grants are administered by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency.