This document is updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for state, local, tribal, and territorial grant recipients investing federal funds in emergency communications projects.
Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC)
Author: Emergency Communications Preparedness Center Grants Focus Group
Following the release of the FY 2018 Consolidated Appropriations Act, the Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) and the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC) Grants Focus Group worked with federal granting agencies to update the FY 2018 List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs Funding for Emergency Communications Federal Funding Opportunities. This List includes program descriptions, available funding amounts, application deadlines, and links to federal agency websites for additional information. OEC and ECPC will continue to maintain and update the List on the SAFECOM website as new programs are announced throughout the year.
Please reference this List to anyone requesting additional sources of funding for emergency communications projects. For more information, please contact the ECPC at ECPC@hq.dhs.gov.
On behalf of the Office of Emergency Communications (OEC), I am pleased to present the Fiscal Year 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants (SAFECOM Guidance). This document is updated annually to provide current information on emergency communications policies, eligible costs, best practices, and technical standards for state, local, tribal, and territorial grantees investing federal funds in emergency communications projects.
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