As part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) ongoing efforts to support state, local, tribal, and territorial partners, Acting Secretary Elaine Duke today announced final allocations of $288 million for six Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 DHS competitive preparedness grant programs. These allocations, in addition to the more than $1.3 billion in non-competitive grant funding announced by DHS in June, total more than $1.6 billion in FY 2017to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, nonprofit agencies, and the private sector with their preparedness efforts.
Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 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 implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Office of Response and Recovery Deputy Associate Administrator Elizabeth Zimmerman addresses FEMA’s partnerships with federally recognized tribal governments, and how FEMA is implementing new authorities to work directly with tribal governments as part of the “Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013” (SRIA).