FEMA Releases FY 2014 Funding Opportunities Announcements (FOAs)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) issued a release on the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate released FY 2014 Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) for the following preparedness grant programs.  FOAs are available online at: http://www.fema.gov/grants and http://www.grants.gov.

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP), Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), Intercity Passenger Rail – Amtrak (IPR) Program, Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP).

In addition to these programs, the FY 2014 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program FOA was released on March 10, 2014.   Stakeholders are encouraged to review these grant announcements and reach out to your state-level representatives to understand the application process in your State.  Program-specific questions may be directed to the FEMA Headquarters Program Analyst (PA) or the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) at askcsid@dhs.gov or (800) 368-6498.  OEC is conducting further analysis of these programs, and will provide additional information for emergency communications stakeholders within the next few days.