97.083: Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER)
Alternate Name: SAFER ACT
Sept. 2, 2022
Sept. 2, 2022
The goal of the SAFER Grant Program is to assist local fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities in order to respond to emergencies, and assure that communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
This program is restricted to the jurisdictions/organizations described in program guidance documents. In summary, for the purpose of this program, State is defined as the fifty States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. The Alaska Village Initiative, a nonprofit organization incorporated in the State of Alaska, shall also be considered eligible for purposes of receiving assistance under this program on behalf of Alaska Native villages. A fire department is defined as an agency or organization that has a formally recognized arrangement with a State, territory, local, or tribal authority (city, county, parish, fire district, township, town, or other governing body) to provide fire suppression on a first-due basis to a population within a fixed geographical area. Fire departments may be comprised of members who are all volunteer, combination volunteer/career, or all career.
Local or tribal communities serviced by the fire department including, local businesses, homeowners and property owners.