7/25/2013 4:43 AM
by Nadine Grimley
CHARLESTON - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will soon begin accepting applications for grants that support local fire departments' staffing and deployment capabilities to better respond to emergencies.
FEMA announced they'll award about $320,000 for it's Fiscal Year 2013 SAFER Grant Program. The money is given to fire departments to hire firefighters and recruit and retain volunteer firefighters.
Departments can submit applications at 8:00 a.m. Monday until August 30th at 5:00 p.m.
For a list of grant guidelines click here