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DHS Announces Funding Opportunity For Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Preparedness Grants

Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity for 10 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.

Readout Of Secretary Kelly’s Trip To Haiti

Today, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly met with Haitian President Jovenel Moïse and other senior government officials to discuss the repatriation of returning Haitian nationals and other areas of collaboration.  Secretary Kelly also discussed his recent decision to extend Temporary Protected Status for six months and reiterated that the program is meant to be temporary in nature.

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The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.The U.S. Coast Guard protects our coastlines, ports, waterways and our people furthering the  DHS mission. Today, the Coast Guard was deployed to survey the Apalachicola, Florida area with night compatible equipment for damage caused by Hurricane Hermine. The crew searched the area for people in distress, pollution, flooding, or other damages.

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This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.This week, Secretary Johnson traveled to the Baton Rouge area to survey response and recovery efforts on the ground following major flooding in the region.

Readout Of Secretary Johnson's Trip To South Carolina

Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Columbia and Charleston, S.C. where he met with federal, state, and local officials, and viewed ongoing response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. In Columbia, Secretary Johnson joined South Carolina Governor Nikki R. Haley, Senator Tim Scott, Representatives Jim Clyburn and Joe Wilson, Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin, South Carolina Adjutant General Robert Livingston, South Carolina Emergency Management Division Director Kim Stenson, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regional Administrator Gracia Szczech, and American Red Cross President and CEO Gail McGovern for a briefing at South Carolina’s Emergency Operations Center.

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FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate surveys the devastation wrought by the Valley Fire in California during an aerial tour.  This week, President Obama made disaster assistance available for survivors in counties affected by the wildfires.FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate surveys the devastation wrought by the Valley Fire in California during an aerial tour.  This week, President Obama made disaster assistance available for survivors in counties affected by the wildfires.

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