HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES THE POSTING
OF THE PROGRAM GUIDANCE
FOR THE FY2009 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (SAFER) GRANTS
November 6, 2009
Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the posting of the Program Guidance for the
FY2009 SAFER Grants. The Program Guidance document for the FY2009 SAFER Grants provides a wealth
of information on the SAFER program including the implementation of recent legislative changes and program
priorities. The guidance may be found at the website for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
- www.firegrantsupport.com, as well as the U.S. Fire Administration at www.usfa.dhs.gov. The FY2009 SAFER
program has approximately $210 million available for Grants.
The application period will begin on November 16, 2009, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time and the deadline for receipt
of the SAFER Grant applications will be 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on December 18, 2009. The applications will
be automated and will be accessible from the websites for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program
at www.firegrantsupport.com as well as the U.S. Fire Administration at www.usfa.dhs.gov. The SAFER Grants are
administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.