So I will assume a few things. Things are moving along and this could potentially be good news for me. Thoughts?
Thank you for applying for a FY 2013 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant.
As you are aware, grants awarded under the Hiring of Firefighters Category require grantees to maintain their staffing levels and incur no lay-offs during the period of performance of the grant. Therefore, it is imperative that your department have the support of your governing body.
In order to ensure that there is a clear understanding of the long-term obligations of a SAFER grant and that, if awarded, all parties involved are committed to fulfilling those requirements upon acceptance of the award; we are requesting a letter from your governing body stating their commitment.
The letter should be prepared on your governing body’s letterhead and addressed to:
In order for us to be able to move your application to next phase, the letter must be received by me no later than Monday, October 7, 2013. If you need additional time to prepare the letter, please advise me as soon as possible.
Please note that this is not a notification of award nor is it a guarantee that an award will be made to your department; this is simply a request for additional information.