DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OPENS
APPLICATION PERIOD FOR STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE
FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (SAFER) GRANTS
May 12, 2008 - The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) posted today the Program Guidance document
for the FY2008 SAFER Grants at the website for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program - www.
firegrantsupport.com. Under the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2008, Congress
appropriated $190 million for SAFER Grants.
SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant Seal
Beginning May 27, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will
begin accepting applications for SAFER Grants. The deadline for receipt of the SAFER Grant applications will be
5:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on June 27, 2008.
The applications will be automated and will be accessible from the website for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant
(AFG) Program at www.firegrantsupport.com.
The SAFER Grants are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management