Fire Prevention & Protection, Leadership

FY 2011 SAFER Grants Application Period to Open Soon


The FY 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants application period will open soon. 

The dates will be posted on the AFG website at, where you will find all the instructions for preparing an application.


Three brief get ready guides on the FY 2011 SAFER Grant Application period have been posted on the AFG website to help you kick-start the application process. The first get ready guide covers the overall SAFER Grant program, and two other guides describe basic information about applying for the two SAFER grant activities: Hiring of Firefighters and the Recruitment and Retention of Volunteer Firefighters.

See Important Information and Updates on the SAFER web page at

FY 2011 AFG Awards Underway 

AFG award announcements are underway. New awards will be announced on a weekly basis from now until all FY 2011 funds have been awarded. Please click here for more information.

For a list of all FY 2011 awards announced to date, please click here. We will start notifying those applicants whose submissions did not qualify for peer panel review in mid to late January. More information about the status of these notices will be available in the near future.

Central Contractor Registration (CCR) Requirement 

If your organization has not yet registered in the CCR, please click here and complete the registration as soon as possible. Awardees that have not completed the CCR registration process, or have not completed the required annual renewal and revalidation of CCR data, will not be able to draw grant funds. There is no fee to register or to renew and correct information in the CCR.

NEW! Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Video Available

Click here to watch the new Fire Prevention and Safety Grants video for information about program priorities and how to apply for a FY 2011 grant.


  • FY 2011 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Award Announcements 
    Status: Ongoing
  • FY 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants Projected Application Period: Begins January 2012 
  • FY 2011 Fire Prevention and Safety (FPS) Grants Projected 
    Application Period: March 2012
  • FY 2012 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Projected 
    Application Period: Late Spring 2012