Technical Assistance Tools For The FY 2017 Staffing For Adequate Fire And Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants Are Now Available

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe FY 2017 SAFER application period is right around the corner. The application will open on Monday, March 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. ET and will close on Friday, April 27, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

Application Tools

Start planning your FY 2017 SAFER Grant application now by reviewing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and technical assistance tools below. These tools were produced specifically to help potential applicants begin to plan their 2017 applications ahead of the application period. The tools can be viewed on the AFG website or downloaded to your computer.

SAFER Grants Help Desk

If you have questions about the technical assistance tools listed below, call or e-mail the SAFER Grants help Desk. The toll-free number is 1-866-274-0960; the e-mail address for questions is firegrants@fema.dhs.gov.

SAM.gov Registration is Required to Apply and Receive Grants

The FY 2017 SAFER application period will be here before you know it. All eligible applicants must be registered and active in the System for Award Management (SAM) before you can submit an application. Per 2 CFR § 25.205, FEMA may not make an award to an entity until the entity has complied with the requirements to provide a valid DUNS number and maintain an active SAM.gov registration with current information. SAM.gov consolidates federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).

To register, or validate your information, please visit: https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/

SAM.gov Registration Tips

Please ensure the following items are current in SAM and the DUNS number used in SAM is the same one you use for all FEMA applications:

  • Organization’s name
  • Address
  • Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN)
  • Banking information (type of account (checking or saving), routing number, and account number
  • Many websites may look official in appearance but are not. As a reminder, registration in the SAM.gov is FREE
  • SAM.gov registration is only active for one year and must be renewed annually
  • This information should be consistent in all registration documents

SAM.gov Help

Should you need assistance with your SAM.gov account, there are several ways to get help:

AFG Home Page: www.fema.gov/firegrants

AFG Regional Representatives: http://www.fema.gov/fire-grant-contact-information

AFG Help Desk: E-mail: firegrants@fema.dhs.gov

Telephone Toll-Free: 1-866-274-0960

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