In recognition of the economic hardships facing local jurisdictions and fire departments across the country as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf waived the cost-share, position cost limit, supplanting, and minimum budget requirements for Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire Emergency and Response (SAFER) Grant applicants. FEMA has extended the application period to May 27, 2020 at 5 p.m. ET.
Please Note: Funds under the FY2019 SAFER Hiring of Firefighters... Read more
Members of the General Assembly returned to Columbia on Tuesday for an emergency session to fund the ordinary expenses of state government at current levels in the event the 2020-2021 fiscal year begins without the passage of the annual general appropriations act. While they were scheduled to meet through Thursday if necessary, they were able to wrap up most of their work on Tuesday. The Senate will meet in perfunctory session for the rest of the week. Legislation that passed or moved will be outlined in this Legislative Alert.
The General Assembly passed... Read more