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National Firefighter and First Responder Survivor Support Programs

Award Information

Award #
Awardee County
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2020, $5,500,000)

Enacted in 1976, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program is a unique effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance; the PSOB Office; local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations to provide death, disability, and education benefits to those eligible for the program. This collaboration relies heavily on the ability of the PSOB Office to work with national stakeholders to maintain and enhance a wide range of effective survivor resources, including national peer support and counseling programs, which assist the families of public safety officers who have fallen in the line of duty.


Date Created: June 29, 2020