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OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) Application Period will open on February 8, 2021 at 8:00am ET and close on March 12, 2021 at 5:00 pm ET. There is $360 million available through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants to be awarded to fire departments in 2021. Help your fire department improve their recruitment and retention with a new LED sign at no cost to you!

In addition to being the easiest to use cloud-based software for LED signs, SignCommand has now surpassed another major milestone. Over 1,000 graphics and animations are now included with every SignCommand account in our constantly expanding Media Library! Unlike other "graphics packages", these messages are designed to work on any size or shape of LED display.

Together, we can adapt and overcome the challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these unprecedented times, Stewart Signs would like to provide you with economic relief resources for your business. The Department of Treasury and Small Business Association have been actively working on COVID-19 relief options for our nation’s small business owners.

When you invest in a Stewart LED sign for your school, church, town, nonprofit organization or business, you receive the SignCommand software. This cloud-based program allows you to enter text and graphics to appear on your sign, and you can access SignCommand from any internet-connected device - including computers, tablets, and even your phone. Wondering about the best ways to use graphics on your sign?

We want to help our customers during this uncertain time. In addition to providing resources to help outdoor sign owners combat COVID-19, we are offering qualified organizations the option to defer their first sign payment for three months. Please speak with your sign consultant about this option, or contact us for more information.

OPEN APPLICATION PERIOD ANNOUNCEMENT: The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) Application Period will open on April 13, 2020 at 8:00am ET and close on May 27, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET. In 2018, Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants awarded $350 million to fire departments around the country. There is no limit on the amount of funding your fire department can receive, and you can use these funds to invest in a new sign to improve recruiting, retention, and more in your fire department.

Grants can be an excellent source of funding for a new school sign. They come in all shapes and sizes; some are to fund building improvements, assist with safety and protection, and purchase new supplies. Unlike fundraiser money, awarded grants are to be applied to specific projects.

If your school is considering purchasing a new sign with this year's budget, time may be running out. For most school budgets ending June 30th, signs must be built, shipped and received before this date to fall within FY2020. Signs received after this date would fall into next year's budget.

As the Coronavirus continues to affect the United States, we are taking proactive measures for the health and safety of our employees. Following directives from health officials to limit the spread of the virus, our office has implemented a telework program effective March 17th until further notice. However, we will continue to provide all client services.