3 The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Mission“FEMA’s mission is to support our citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain, and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards”ResponsibilitiesThe Administrator, Federal Emergency Management Agency, is the principal advisor to the President, the Homeland Security Council, and the Secretary for all matters relating to emergency management in the United States.
6 Grant Programs Overview Programs Grouped into Three Broad Categories1. Overarching Homeland Security Programs that Provide Funding for a Broad Set of Activities in Support of the Four Homeland Security Mission Areas and the GoalProtectPreventRespondRecover2. Targeted Infrastructure Protection Programs for Specific Critical Infrastructure Protection Initiatives Within Identified Jurisdictions3. Assistance to Firefighters GrantsStaffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER)Fire Prevention and Safety Grants
7 FY 2009 Grant Programs Preparedness Grant Programs Homeland Security Grant ProgramState Homeland Security ProgramUrban Areas Security InitiativeMetropolitan Medical Response SystemCitizen Corps ProgramState Homeland Security Program – TribalUASI Nonprofit Security Grant ProgramOperation Stonegarden Grant ProgramInteroperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)Regional Catastrophic Planning Grant ProgramEmergency Management Performance GrantsEmergency Operations Center Grant ProgramDriver’s License Security Grant ProgramCritical Infrastructure Security ProgramsTransit Security Grant ProgramFreight Rail Security Grant ProgramIntercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak)Port Security Grant ProgramIntercity Bus Security Grant ProgramTrucking Security ProgramBuffer Zone Protection Program
9 For Most FEMA Preparedness Grants the State Administrative Agency (SAA) is Initial Recipient Each State and territory has a gubernatorial-appointed contact responsible for managing all GPD funds and associated program requirementsThe SAA should be the main point of contact as they are the initial recipient of all grant awardsFinal recipients are sub-grantees or contractorsState Contacts & Grant Award Information:99
10 Allowable Funding Categories for HSGP PlanningTrainingExercisesEquipmentOrganizationManagement and AdministrationWithin each of the grant programs I just described, most all of them allow for funding to be spent on the following categories:PlanningTrainingExercisesEquipmentOrganization, andManagement and AdministrationNot all of the programs are this broad in terms of allowability, particularly some of the more recent slides which are more specific in nature. But a good majority of our programs allow for grantees to spend their funds on these areas.
11 Authorized Equipment List (AEL) Published by FEMA Grant Programs DirectorateAllows grantees to quickly and easily determine cost allowability under multiple grant programs prior to contacting SAA or FEMA PAOnly identifies equipment categoriesDoes not identify any specific equipmentApplies common standards where availableNot to be confused with the Standardized Equipment List (SEL) managed by the Inter Agency Board for Equipment Standardization and Interoperability (IAB)
12 Allowable Equipment Categories Personal Protective EquipmentExplosive Device Mitigation and Remediation EquipmentCBRNE Operational and Search and Rescue EquipmentInformation TechnologyCyber Security Enhancement EquipmentInteroperable Communications EquipmentDetectionDecontaminationMedicalPowerCBRNE Reference MaterialsCBRNE Incident Response VehiclesTerrorism Incident Prevention EquipmentPhysical Security Enhancement EquipmentInspection and Screening SystemsAgricultural Terrorism Prevention, Response, and Mitigation EquipmentCBRNE Prevention and Response WatercraftCBRNE Aviation EquipmentCBRNE Logistical Support EquipmentIntervention EquipmentOther Authorized EquipmentWith respect to equipment, we have over 21 categories of equipment that grantees are allowed to choose from, and some of these categories are very broad.As a sampling, some of the equipment categories we deem allowable include interoperable communications, physical security enhancement, search and rescue, and cyber security.
14 Not allowed under HSGPConstruction (other than physical security enhancements at critical infrastructure or communications towers)Weapons, ammunitionHiring Public Safety positionsAnything without a direct nexus to CBRNE preparedness, such as protection from a lightning strike or tornado.General Fire or LE equipment/vehicles (ex. Fire truck, police cruiser)Grant funds can also be used to design, develop, conduct, and evaluate exercises, be they tabletop, functional, full-scale, etc. DHS also provides direct exercise support on a limited and as-needed basis, but typically grantees develop exercises on their own or contract out for exercises, both of which are allowable in using DHS grant funds.