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DHS Announces Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2019 Preparedness Grants

On April 12, Senior Official Performing the Duties of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Deputy Secretary David P. Pekoske announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.7 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.

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. 

S&T Terrorism Prevention Grant Evaluation Fact Sheet

Past local terrorism prevention programs did not undergo robust, independent evaluation. To redress this gap, at the request of the DHS Office of Terrorism Prevention Partnerships (OTPP), the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) was looked upon to collaborate with subject matter experts in the field to study these programs’ effectiveness in delivering information about what does and does not work in the prevention space.

S&T Systematic Reviews of Terrorism Prevention Research Fact Sheet

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), in coordination with the Five Country Research and Development (5RD) Terrorism Prevention Network, identified a need to conduct systematic reviews of prior research and evaluations.

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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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) provides grants to state, local, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions that can be used for training, exercises, planning, personnel, and equipment to prepare for many threats and hazards.

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