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.
Disaster Survivor Assistance
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.
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.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region II Deputy Regional Administrator Michael Byrne addresses the lessons learned from Hurricane Sandy, and how best practices have since been applied to promote resiliency and expedite the disaster recovery process.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Deputy Administrator Joseph Nimmich addresses FEMA’s efforts to control the costs of federal disaster response and serve as good stewards of taxpayer dollars.
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate addresses FEMA’s preparedness and response efforts post Hurricane Katrina.
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.
On Oct. 9, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will travel to Columbia and Charleston, S.C. to meet with federal, state and local officials and view ongoing response and recovery efforts in areas affected by severe flooding. Secretary Johnson will be joined by representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.