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DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants

As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf today announced final allocations of $385 million for seven Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs.

DHS/FEMA/PIA-051 FEMA Physical Access Control Systems (PACS)

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Office of the Chief Security Officer (OSCO) owns and operates the Physical Access Control System (PACS). PACS supports a range of functions related to managing physical access by individuals to FEMA facilities. PACS allows authorized security personnel to simultaneously manage and monitor multiple entry points from a single, centralized location. FEMA is conducting this Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) Update to provide notice and assess the privacy impacts of FEMA’s use of PACS in ways not addressed in the original PIA, including the collection of additional PII; the expansion of unescorted access to State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial emergency managers; the use of new Facility Access Request forms; and the classified portion of PACS.

Incident Management

Coordinating the Federal Response

FEMA is providing support to HHS as it leads the response to COVID-19, including crisis action planning, situational awareness, and operational coordination.

DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grants

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad F. Wolf announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling nearly $1.8 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Department’s focus on funding for programs that address our nation’s immediate security needs and ensure public safety in our communities.

Acting Secretary Wolf Receives Updates at FEMA and CISA Before Traveling to Honduras

Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad F. Wolf visited the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to meet with leadership to discuss current situations the agencies are monitoring. Following these discussions, Acting Secretary Wolf departed for Honduras where he is participating in bilateral meetings on regional security and migration.

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