Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) July 11, 2012
eCivis, the nation's leader in grants management software, announced today that its Grants Professional Services (GPS) division is prepared to assist local fire departments with peer review and grant writing services for FEMA’s highly competitive Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant opportunity, whose application period is July 16 to August 10, 2012.
Under this solicitation, eligible applicants are volunteer and combination fire departments; career fire departments are eligible for the hiring of firefighters only. Local and statewide organizations that represent the interests of volunteer firefighters are eligible to apply for recruitment and retention activities only. Municipalities and fire districts may apply on behalf of fire departments lacking the legal status to do so. More information on eligible and ineligible entities can be found on pages 4-6 and 9-10 of the SAFER program guidance.
How can eCivis Help?
For the FY 2011 grant cycle, FEMA received 1,975 SAFER applications; though the agency is still announcing funding awards, only 211 applications, or 10.5 percent, have been funded for the year to date. Having other grant professionals on your side can help you prepare a winning application to secure these highly competitive funds.
eCivis’ peer reviewers have several decades of experience assisting local governments with writing successful FEMA grant applications that:
- Fulfill all submission-ready requirements and are ready for the next level of funder scrutiny
- Adhere to all formatting requirements for copy-and-paste online e-grant systems
- Include relevant research citations and their dates and sources
- Present and position information in an effective manner
- Follow the formula for an award-winning program narrative
Prospective clients may contact eCivis to discuss service options. Current clients may contact eCivis to add this peer review service to their contract or to take advantage of the existing service in their contract.
eCivis is the leading online provider of federal, state, and foundation grant information, grants management, and grant writing services for local governments and nonprofits nationwide. For more information about eCivis, visit http://www.ecivis.com.