View On Demand (Recorded October 18, 2022)

Every year the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant provides millions in funding for hiring career firefighters and developing recruitment and retention programs for volunteer departments.  

Join our panel of grant experts to learn how to increase your chances of competing for SAFER funds. We'll cover eligibility for the two program areas and how career fire agencies, volunteer fire agencies, and fire service organizations can utilize these funds to boost hiring and increase recruitment and retention efforts. 

You’ll learn:  

  • SAFER grant program basics, including component requirements, deadlines, and total available funding for 2022/2023.

  • Application dos and don’ts, as well as common mistakes made by applicants during the application process.

  • Examples of creative ways SAFER grant recipients have utilized grant funds for various programs. 

Presented by:

Ann Cavanaugh
Grant Writer, Specializing in
AFG & SAFER Grants

Steve Spraker
Deputy Fire Chief, McHenry Township (IL) Fire Protection District

Sarah (Wilson) Handler
VP of Grants


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