School Access for Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Announcement with May 12, 2023 Deadline

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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.

Technical Assistance

If you need assistance at any time during the application period, please reach out to Austin Geddis at or 720-519-5818 or Michelle James at or 720-656-4360.

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