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Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE Grants

Grants to Massachusetts Fire Departments
for Safety Education Programs

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Funding Source:

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Massachusetts Department of Fire Services

Deadline Date:

11/27/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to Massachusetts municipal fire departments to plan and implement safety programs for both schoolchildren and older adults. Funding is intended to teach the public about fire safety. The program for children teaches students to recognize the dangers of fire through developmentally appropriate lessons integrated with the curriculum subjects of math, science, language arts, and health or physical education. The program for older adults aims to reduce older adult fire deaths through fire and life safety education.

The purpose of the school-based S.A.F.E. and Senior SAFE grants are to support programs that:

School-based S.A.F.E.

  • Provide fire and life safety education to school-aged children in order for them to recognize the dangers of fire, including the fire hazards that smoking-related materials pose.
  • Create school partnerships working together to reach the goals and objectives of the state’s Health Education Curriculum Frameworks and the Common Core of Learning through teaching key fire safety behaviors.

Senior SAFE:

  • Provide fire and life safety education to seniors in order for them to recognize the dangers of fire, poisoning, falls, and other medical emergencies including the fire hazards that smoking-related materials pose.
  • Create community partnerships and collaborate with the purpose of improving fire and life safety in the homes of seniors. 

Applications funded through these grants shall address the following priorities:

  • Activities that address fire and health hazards of smoking-related materials.
  • Activities/programs that address the key fire and life safety behaviors addressed in the Massachusetts Public Fire and Life Safety Education Curriculum Planning Guidebook.
  • Activities/programs that prevent and reduce fire and burns.
  • Have trained fire and life safety educators providing education, training, and programming in their communities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 147025

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant funding is based on a tiered amount.

School-based S.A.F.E. Grants Tiers
- Tier 1: $2,600, Population 0-4,999
- Tier 2: $3,500, Population 5,000-14,999
- Tier 3: $4,100, Population 15,000-29,999
- Tier 4: $5,200, Population 30,000-49,999
- Tier 5: $6,500, Population 50,000-89,999
- Tier 6: $10,200, Population 90,000-499,999
- Tier 7: $13,600, Population Over 500,000

Senior SAFE Grant Tiers
- Tier 1: $1,500, Population 0-4,999
- Tier 2: $1,800, Population 5,000-14,999
- Tier 3: $2,000, Population 15,000-29,999
- Tier 4: $2,200, Population 30,000-49,999
- Tier 5: $2,400, Population 50,000-89,999
- Tier 6: $2,600, Population 90,000-499,999
- Tier 7: $2,800, Population Over 500,000

Planning Grants: School-based S.A.F.E. planning grants will be awarded based on available funds. It is anticipated that $1,500 will be the award for planning grants.

Term of Contract:

The grant award funds shall be expended within 12 months of the date of the award letter and the required reports submitted within 14 months of the award letter.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Fire departments are eligible to apply for a Senior SAFE grant, school-based Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) grant, or S.A.F.E. planning grant, and/ or Senior SAFE grant per the following guidelines:
-All municipal fire departments/ fire districts may apply for the Senior SAFE grant.
-Cities or towns whose fire department or fire district had a S.A.F.E. program grant in any of the Fiscal Years 2016-2020 is eligible to apply for the School-based S.A.F.E. program grant. Fire departments with ongoing programs may utilize grant resources to enhance their current efforts by adhering to the S.A.F.E. program’s guidelines.
-Fire departments or fire districts that have not had an active school-based S.A.F.E. program in any of the Fiscal Years 2016-2020 are eligible to apply for a planning grant.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received no later than 5:00 PM on Friday, November 27, 2020

Planning grants can be awarded once, and then fire departments/districts must apply for program grants.

SAFE Teaching Tools Guide: https://www.mass.gov/info-details/safe-teaching-tools

Application Information: https://www.mass.gov/how-to/apply-for-the-safe-student-awareness-of-fire-education-senior-safe-programs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed fillable application form including evaluations to:
Cynthia.Ouellette@mass.gov

and

Mail the signature page with original (wet) signatures to:
Cynthia Ouellette
S.A.F.E. & Senior SAFE Programs
Department of Fire Services
P.O. Box 1025
Stow, MA 01775

Cynthia Ouellette (978) 567-3381
David DeMarco (978) 567-3388
Christie Clement (978) 567-3387

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