The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management is happy to announce the availability of funds through the School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program created by the Colorado State Legislature’s SB18-158. The SAFER Program provides funding for interoperable communication hardware, software, equipment maintenance and training to allow for seamless communications between existing school communications systems and first responder communications systems.
Application and Review Process
All eligible applications received by the due date of May 12, 2023, will be reviewed by the grant selection committee (GSC). GSC members will review submitted applications each week throughout the application period to stay on track with the timetable put forth in the legislation, so please submit your application as soon as possible. Please see the application handbook for complete instructions on submitting your application.
If you need assistance at any time during the application period, please reach out to Austin Geddis at email@example.com or 720-519-5818 or Michelle James at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-656-4360.
- SAFER Grant Application Handbook
- SAFER Grant Program Application - Schools and School Districts | The application must be downloaded and saved to your computer before you can begin adding your information.
- SAFER Grant Program Application - Public Safety Communications System Owners | The application must be downloaded and saved to your computer before you can begin adding your information.
- MOU SAFER Community Partner Interoperability Form