$340M in Firefighter Training Grants

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SAFER is now accepting applications through March 25, 2016 for local fire departments.

By Andrea Fox, EfficientGov Senior Editor

The Department of Homeland Security’s Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) is now accepting applications through March 25, 2016 for local fire departments. SAFER provides federal funding to recruit and train professional and volunteer firefighters.

“Too often our municipalities must balance limited budgets with their substantial needs. At times, critical emergency services in our communities could be on the chopping block,” said Congressman Frank LoBiondo of New Jersey, a member of the Congressional Fire Caucus1 .

Some $340 million is available.

Learn more about the grant opportunity at FEMA.gov.

1 http://lobiondo.house.gov/press-release/lobiondo-announces-open-application-period-safer-grants-program

About the author

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox

Andrea Fox is Editor of EfficientGov.com and Senior Editor at Lexipol. She is based in Massachusetts.