FEMA Announces FY 2017 Preparedness Grants Notices of Funding Opportunities Due June 22

On June 2, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Preparedness Grants Notices of Funding Opportunities (NOFO). The NOFOs are available at: http://www.fema.gov/preparedness-non-disaster-grants.

There is a quick turn-around on grants this year—Applications are due on June 22, 2017.

 State Administrative Agencies (SAA) should following application submission instructions on Grants.gov. Note, the Assistance to Firefighters Grant NOFO has not yet been released and will be awarded on an ongoing basis throughout FY 2017. OEC prepares a summary of FY 2017 DHS Preparedness Grant Programs to assist in developing proposals that align with DHS funding priorities for emergency communications.

Stakeholders are strongly encouraged to read this summary and the SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants before submitting emergency communications proposals for funding. Please note that OEC is not the administrator for these grants. OEC prepared this summary as a courtesy to its stakeholders. Direct any questions on this summary to OEC at oec@hq.dhs.gov. Questions on FEMA grant programs can be directed to FEMA’s Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk by phone at (800) 368-6498 or by e-mail at askcsid@fema.gov, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST.