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Congressman Chris Collins Announces Application Period for the FY16 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program

Jan 10, 2017
Press Release

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the application period for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program for FY16. Administered through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) each year, the SAFER Grant Program is designed to help local fire departments and Emergency Management Service (EMS) providers increase or maintain the number of trained, “front line” firefighters available in their communities.

“The SAFER Grant Program delivers funding assistance to our local fire departments and EMS providers that helps recruit new members and ensure that current members are properly trained,” said Congressman Collins. “I look forward to working with this year’s applicants and I encourage all NY-27 fire departments and EMS providers to apply.”

FEMA will begin accepting applications from eligible departments beginning on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00AM. Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 10, 2017 at 5:00PM.

Interested applicants with further questions or those seeking letters of support from Congressman Collins are asked to call his Geneseo District Office  at (585) 519-4002.