Firefighter hiring and retention grants available through FEMA

Posted on January 30, 2012 by Dene Westbrook

The Federal Emergency and Management Association (FEMA), is accepting grant applications for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program (SAFER).

The SAFER program provides funding to assist communities in hiring new firefighters, retaining existing ones, or rehiring those that have been recently released.

The program guidance and application kit is available on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant website.  Applications are being accepted through Friday, February 24th.

Arnold Weinfeld is Director of Strategic Initiatives and Federal Affairs for the Michigan Municipal League. He can be reached at 517-908-0304 or by e-mail.

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