FY16 Flood Mitigation Assistance and Pre-Disaster Mitigation Subapplication Status Announced

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency

FY16 Grant Application Cycle Announcement

On August 30, 2016, FEMA announced the fiscal year 2016 (FY16) planning and projects “identified for further review” to potentially receive funding for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) or Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) programs. This competitive grant funding is provided to states, tribes, territories, and local governments for eligible mitigation activities to strengthen our nation’s ability to reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damage.

Since the grant application period closed in mid-June, FEMA has reviewed each submission to ensure eligibility, cost effectiveness, technical feasibility and alignment with the agency’s identified priorities to reduce the impacts of disasters. For each competitive grant, these funding priorities are listed in a Notification of Funding Opportunity at Grants.gov.

FY16 FMA and PDM Subapplication Status

This year’s selections of subapplications identified for further review include the following:

FMA: 148 sub-applications received from 24 applicants: 8 planning, 108 projects, 8 technical assistance and 24 applicant management costs for $198 million

PDM: 336 sub-applications received from 72 applicants: 208 planning, 81 projects and 47 associated management costs for $89.5 million.

FEMA will not send initial notification letters to each applicant regarding their application status however, applicants can review the status of their subapplications on the FEMA website:

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

Flood Mitigation Assistance

FEMA will be working with applicants to conduct programmatic reviews of the selected subapplications identified for further review before making a final decision for funding. For additional information or any questions, grant applicants can contact their FEMA Regional Office.

$46,398,147 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 12 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 234 Round 12 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 11, was announced Aug. 19. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totaling $46,398,147 include:

  • $3,637, Training ($4,000), Combination, Taylorville Fire Department, Taylorville, IL
  • $12,480, Training ($13,104), Paid On-Call/Stipend, Obion Fire Department, Obion, TN
  • $54,856, EMS Equipment ($57,598), Combination, Union Township Life Squad, INC., West Milton, OH
  • $100,386, Wellness and Fitness Programs ($110,424), Combination, Hamilton Township Fire District 7, Hamilton, NJ
  • $236,191, Vehicle Acquisition ($248,000), All volunteer, Sweet Water Volunteer Fire Department, Sweet Water, AL
  • $355,498, Personal Protective Equipment ($373,272), All volunteer, Elmwood Park Fire Department, Elmwood Park, NJ
  • $403,637, Personal Protective Equipment ($444,000), All volunteer, Chinchilla Hose Company of South Abington Township, Chinchilla, PA
  • $514,545, Training ($591,726), All Paid/Career, City of Phoenix Fire Department, Phoenix, AZ
  • $750,000, Vehicle Acquisition ($787,500), All Paid/Career, Maynard Fire Department, Maynard, MA
  • $961,364, Equipment ($1,050,000), Combination, St. Tammany Fire Protection District No. 5, Folsom, LA

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

$7,346,116 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 3 FY2015 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S)

Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 25 Round 3 awards for the FY2015 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S). The previous award round, Round 2, was announced Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving fire prevention grant awards totaling $7,346,116 include:

  • $4,372, Fire Prevention, Pharr Fire Department, Pharr, TX
  • $19,048, Fire Prevention, Overland Park Fire Department, Overland Park, KS
  • $31,905, Fire Prevention, City of Bend Fire Department, Bend, OR
  • $168,077, Fire Prevention, City of Dearborn, Dearborn, MI
  • $201,524, Fire Prevention, Howard County Department of Fire Rescue Services, Columbia, MD
  • $312,674, Fire Prevention, Oklahoma Assistive Technology Foundation, Stillwater, OK
  • $624,307, Fire Prevention, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, College Station, TX
  • $937,905, Fire Prevention, FDNY Foundation, Inc., Brooklyn, NY
  • $1,266,674, Fire Prevention, American Red Cross, Washington, DC
  • $1,500,000, Fire Prevention, Fire Department Safety Officers Association, Farmington Hills, MI

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until FP&S has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 FP&S fire grant awards

$93,628,942 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 55 Round 7 awards for the FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER). The previous award round, Round 6, was announced Aug. 19, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving hiring fire grant awards and recruitment fire grant awards totaling $93,628,942 include:

  • $64,316, Recruitment, Pepperell Fire Department, Pepperell, MA
  • $131,500, Recruitment, Bloomsburg Fire Department, Inc., Bloomsburg, PA
  • $371,325, Hiring, Summit Fire District, Flagstaff, AZ
  • $531,700, Recruitment, Akron Fire Company Inc., Akron, NY
  • $709,522, Hiring, Shasta Lake Fire Protection District, Shasta Lake, CA
  • $960,710, Recruitment, Jefferson County Emergency Services Agency-Fire Board, Ranson, WV
  • $1,576,458, Hiring, City of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL
  • $2,505,600, Hiring, Puerto Rico State Fire Department, San Juan, PR
  • $6,339,748, Hiring, Division of Fire and Rescue Services of Frederick County, MD, Frederick, MD
  • $8,646,816, Hiring, Spokane Fire Department, Spokane, WA

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until SAFER has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 SAFER fire grant awards

3 First Responder Grants Students and Clients Win Round 12 AFG Fire Grants

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)Of the 234 Round 12 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) winners announced Aug. 26, 2016, three were First Responder Grants clients and students.

The 3 departments have been awarded a combined 104,974 in AFG fire grants:

  • $21,802 to Phoenix FD, IL, for new hose
  • $25,717 to Hawkins Bar FD, CA, for new hose and TIC
  • $57,455 to Ashtabula FD, OH, for wellness and fitness programs

First Responder Grants provides national grant-writing training, online grant classes, and one-on-one consulting with public safety organizations across the US. Since 1998, our Certified Grants Consultants have helped America’s public safety agencies win over $1,000,000,000 in grant funding.

Congratulations to all the winners! See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

FEMA releases new HMGP factsheet on the Additional 5 percent Initiative

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Using HMGP to enhance disaster resilience related to building codes

Download these new HMGP resources today!

The Additional 5 percent Initiative is funding that has been set aside under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program (HMGP) to help communities enhance disaster resilience related to building codes, such as adopting the current International Building Code® and improving a community’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score.

Additional 5 percent Initiative Fact Sheet provides Recipients and subrecipients of HMGP funds with additional information on how to implement the Additional 5 percent Initiative as changed by the Fiscal Year 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance. FEMA’s intention in supporting the adoption and enforcement of building codes is to promote resilience by using disaster-resistant practices. A building is considered disaster resistant when it not only protects its occupants but can also be quickly repaired and re-occupied because damage from natural disasters is minimized.

Clarifying the Additional 5 percent Initiative Resources is a companion document to the Fact Sheet highlighting where to find more information on resilient building practices.

Get the factsheet

DHS Announces Counter Terrorism Grants

Institutions of higher education; state, local and tribal governments as well as non-profit institutions are encouraged to apply.

From Campus Safety Magazine

Campus Safety has just learned that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is offering grants to counter violent extremism (CVE). According to Dr. Gus Frias, who is the education sector chief for InfraGard Los Angeles, DHS expects to fund 60 grants totaling $10 million and ranging from $20,000to $1.5 million each. There is no matching requirement, and these grants can be used to strengthen local CVE education, training and outreach. Grant applications are due September 6, 2016…

Learn more about this DHS Counter Terrorism Grant

$13,782,407 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 11 FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 122 Round 11 awards for the FY2015 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG). The previous award round, Round 10, was announced Aug. 12. Fire Service organizations receiving awards totaling $13,782,407 include:

  • $4,286, Equipment, All volunteer, Dike Fire Department, Dike, IA
  • $6,274, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Training, Combination, Girard Fire Department, Girard, KS
  • $6,858, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), All volunteer, olive fire district, livingston, IL
  • $16,364, Equipment, All Paid/Career, Wakefield Fire Department, Wakefield, MA
  • $22,089, Equipment, Paid On-Call/Stipend, Croswell Fire Department, Croswell, MI
  • $88,448, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Paid On-Call/Stipend, Lake Park Fire Department, Lake Park, MN
  • $440,953, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), All volunteer, New Kensington Fire Dept, New Kensington, PA
  • $449,091, Equipment and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Combination, Laurens County Fire Department, Dublin, GA
  • $562,037, Equipment, All Paid/Career, Pike Township Fire Department, Indianapolis, IN
  • $679,153, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), Combination, County of Rockingham, Harrisonburg, VA

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until AFG has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 AFG fire grant awards

$1,519,533 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 2 FY2015 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S)

Fire Prevention & Safety (FP&S) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 14 Round 2 awards for the FY2015 Fire Prevention & Safety Grants (FP&S). The previous award round, Round 1, was announced Aug. 5, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving fire prevention grant awards totaling $1,519,533 include:

  • $11,048, Fire Prevention, Springfield Fire Department, Springfield, IL
  • $16,418, Fire Prevention, Centennial Fire District, Circle Pines, MN
  • $17,334, Fire Prevention, Tulare City Fire Department, Tulare, CA
  • $21,715, Fire Prevention, East Alabama Water Sewer and Fire Protection Distr, Valley, AL
  • $26,115, Fire Prevention, Springfield Fire Department, Springfield, MO
  • $54,286, Fire Prevention, City of Lowell Fire Department, Lowell, MA
  • $54,739, Fire Prevention, Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village Inc, Ashville, NY
  • $57,026, Fire Prevention, WESTERLO VLNTR FIRE CO, Westerlo, NY
  • $88,286, Fire Prevention, Alternative Community Resource Program, Johnstown, PA
  • $99,658, Fire Prevention, Pierce County Fire Protection District #27, Anderson Island, WA
  • $189,143, Fire Prevention, Grand Rapids Fire Department, Grand Rapids, MI
  • $288,400, Fire Prevention, Sonora Environmental Research Institute, Inc., Tucson, AZ
  • $295,298, Research and Prevention, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
  • $300,067, Fire Prevention, Tucson Fire Department, Tucson, AZ

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until FP&S has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 FP&S fire grant awards

$28,513,463 Fire Grants Awarded in Round 6 FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants

Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) GrantsThe Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced 24 Round 6 awards for the FY2015 Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER). The previous award round, Round 5, was announced Aug. 12, 2016. Fire Service organizations receiving hiring fire grant awards and recruitment fire grant awards totaling $28,513,463 include:

  • $124,000, Hiring, Glenwood Fire Department, Glenwood, IL
  • $188,594, Hiring, City of Randleman Fire Department, Randleman, NC
  • $218,000, Recruitment, Back Mountain Regional Fire & EMS, Inc., Dallas, PA
  • $341,840, Recruitment, Charlton County Fire Rescue (DBA; Charlton County Volunteer FIre Department), Folkston, GA
  • $444,594, Hiring, City of Fort Dodge Fire Department, Fort Dodge, IA
  • $773,068, Hiring, Barstow Fire Protection District, barstow, CA
  • $822,580, Recruitment, East Rockaway Fire Department, East Rockaway, NY
  • $1,007,352, Hiring, City of Niles Fire Department, Niles, OH
  • $1,673,558, Hiring, City of Jackson, Jackson, MI
  • $5,994,660, Hiring, North Hudson Regional Fire & Rescue, West New York, NJ

Further award rounds will be announced on Fridays until SAFER has made all awards under the current year. Due to continued application scoring or other circumstances, some weeks may not have an award round. See all FY2015 SAFER fire grant awards