DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES
THE OPENING OF THE APPLICATION PERIOD FOR
THE FY2009 STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND
EMERGENCY SERVICES (SAFER) GRANTS
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin accepting applications for FY2009 SAFER Grants
beginning November 16, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The deadline for receipt of the SAFER Grant applications
will be December 18, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The automated applications will be accessible from the Web
site for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program at www.firegrantsupport.com.
The FY2009 SAFER program has approximately $210 million available for Grants. The Program Guidance for
the Grants will be posted in the near future on the program's Web site. The SAFER Grants are administered by the
Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency.