TITLE

Departments Clamor for SAFER Grants

PUB. DATE
August 2005
SOURCE
Fire Chief;Aug2005, Vol. 49 Issue 8, p18
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports that nearly 3,000 fire departments in the U.S. submitted applications for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants, requesting more than $1.1 billion in federal funds. According to an early number posted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in July 2005, the request is about 17 times the $65 million available in 2005. The overwhelming majority of the grant applications asked for funding to hire firefighters, about $835 million, versus $158 million for a combination of hiring and recruitment and retention projects, and $147 million for only recruitment and retention. For hiring firefighters, SAFER provides five-year grants with a maximum federal contribution of $100,000, spread over four years. Combination fire departments with more volunteers than career personnel submitted the largest number of applications for SAFER, 1,020.
ACCESSION #
18031430

 

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