SAFER Grant Application Period Open

The FY 2018 SAFER application period is open through Friday, March 22, at 5 PM ET. FEMA and the IAFC each have some resources to help with your application. We’re also introducing a new member benefit to save your department 25% on grant writing.

FEMA Resources

  1.  View or download the FY 2018 SAFER application assistance tools from the AFG website.
  2. FY 2018 SAFER application webinars provide information about cost-share requirements (hiring activity), program priorities, eligible costs and how to navigate the grant application as well as tips for preparing an application. Webinars are 2-3 PM ET on February 20, 21, 27 and 29.
  3. Questions? Contact the SAFER Grants Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or Firegrants@fema.dhs.gov. Note: You must be registered and active in the System for Award Management before you can apply.

IAFC Resources

  1. Looking for assistance with your SAFER Volunteer Recruitment and Retention grant? The IAFC is partnering with FireGrantsHelp to assist with grant writing and submission. IAFC members receive a 25% discount by using code IAFC25.
  2. Check out the IAFC’s Volunteer Workforce Solutions services that you can use to strengthen your recruitment/retention efforts.
  3. The IAFC’s Volunteer and Combination Officers Section has some great educational opportunities and leadership classes that can be included as part of your application.
  4. The SAFER Grant includes the opportunity to apply for the cost of a Staffing Needs Assessment. ESCI, the consulting arm of the IAFC, can provide you with a scope of work and background information with which to develop your grant application. Contact info@esci.us.

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