The IAFF Grants
Administration Department oversees the IAFF’s national grant programs, which
total more than $20 million per year, as well as coordinates grant reports,
manages the program and financial oversight of grant awards, ensures compliance
with all federal laws, regulations and executive orders, and identifies new
sources of funding.
Over the years, the IAFF has enjoyed funding partnerships with a number of federal agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), among others. In addition to overseeing national grant programs, the Grants Administration Department also fields questions and requests for information from IAFF affiliates interested in grants for their departments.
Effects of Sequestration
The IAFF has developed this FAQ related to the sequestration and its effects on both current and prospective grant recipients. The IAFF anticipates that many of its affiliates that received grants in Fiscal Years 2010 and 2011 are still facing economic challenges and may be looking to re-apply for additional funding in the Fiscal Year 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant cycle. Click here for the FAQs.
IAFF Assistance with
SAFER Grant Applications and FEMA Turndown (Rejection) Notices
Once FEMA has provided feedback, the IAFF staff is available to assist with the development of Fiscal Year 2013 SAFER applications. To request assistance, affiliate presidents must provide a copy of the complete grant application, along with FEMA’s comments, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submitted grant applications are available directly from the FEMA grants portal. To print the document, log in and locate the “Print Application” tab on the left-hand menu. Please submit the document as a PDF electronic file for easier tracking of incoming applications. For directions on printing PDF documents, click here. Applications can also be FAXed to the IAFF to the attention of Ron Benedict), along with your contact information.
New SAFER and FIRE Act Grant Applicants
Since only officials from your jurisdiction can apply for a grant, it’s critical
that affiliates immediately begin working with their jurisdiction and elected
officials to prepare and submit applications for the next round of federal
funding. While IAFF locals cannot apply on behalf of their jurisdiction,
affiliates can make decision-makers aware of the grant process, generate support
and offer IAFF assistance in developing the application. The IAFF is prepared to
help the appropriate designee for the jurisdiction to complete the application
and maximize chances of receiving grant awards.
Grant-Funded HazMat Training
Grant Writer Resources