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2018 REMCDP Grant Recipient

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) reestablished the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) grant to work with a public health or medical facility to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure.  The REMCDP Notice of Funding Opportunity was open on http://www.grants.gov/ from July 10, 2018 through August 10, 2018. 

OEC Reestablishes the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is reestablishing the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) grant opportunity to work with a public health or medical facility to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure.

SLTT Governance Guide Working Group: Meeting 3

On May 3, 2018, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) hosted the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials Governance Guide Working Group in preparation for updating the Emergency Communications Governance Guide for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Officials (the Governance Guide). During the meeting, working group members began the process of conducting an in-depth review and revision process of the 2015 guide.

List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Emergency Communications Funding

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.

Release of FY 2018 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants

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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DHS Announces the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) Grant Program, with $10 million in available funds. This is the first federal assistance program devoted exclusively to providing local communities with the resources to counter violent extremism in the homeland.

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