Since 2001, the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program has awarded fire departments and first responder organizations almost $10 billion through AFG and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants. We reviewed whether recipients complied with grant requirements and guidance to prevent waste, fraud, and abuse of grant funds. This report on SAFER grants is being issued as a companion report to our report on AFG grants.
Consistent with CDC guidance, most Office of Inspector General employees are currently serving the American people remotely. We are determined to keep interruptions to our operations to a minimum, and we appreciate your patience during this time.
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