S. 829 would extend through 2023 the authorization of appropriations for two programs—Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) and Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG). The authorization for those programs expires at the end of fiscal year 2017. Assuming appropriation of the full amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 829 would cost about $4.8 billion over the 2018-2022 period, and $5.2 billion in years after 2022.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 829 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
S. 829 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.