Federal Resources / Grant Information
Federal Resources refer to federal government programs and information related to public safety and homeland security.
- Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)
- Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP) provides grants to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in
unserved and underserved areas, to enhance broadband capacity at public computer centers, and to encourage sustainable adoption
of broadband service.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is the nation's premier public agency working to ensure healthy people in a
- DHS Announces Grant Guidance For Over $3 Billion In Preparedness Grant Programs (FY 2009)
- DHS released Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Application Guidance for 14 federal grant programs, totaling more than $3 billion available
in federal funding to assist state and local governments in strengthening community preparedness.
- DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR)
- The DHS QHSR outlines the strategic framework to guide the activities of participants in homeland security toward a common
- DHS Announces Approximately 1.8 Billion in Preparedness Grants (FY 2009)
- On June 16, 2009 The Department of Homeland Security announced nearly $1.8 billion in preparedness grants designed to help
states, urban areas, tribal governments and non-profit agencies improve their readiness by enhancing protection, prevention,
response and recovery capabilities for all disasters.
- DHS Announces Grant Guidance for More Than $2.7 Billion (FY 2010)
- Grant application guidance kits for 13 DHS grant programs. Funds for state, local, tribal and territorial governments and
private sector entities to strengthen our nation's ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks,
major disasters and other emergencies.
- DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program, including Driver's License Security (FY
- DHS released grant guidance for EOC funding intended to improve state, local, and tribal emergency mananement and preparedness
capabilities ($34 million), and for the Driver's License Security Program, intended to improve the reliability and accuracy
of personal identification documents ($48 million).
- FEMA NIMS Implementation and Compliance Guidance for Stakeholders
- The NIMS Implementation Objectives and Metrics for Federal Departments and Agencies and the Secretary's memorandum to the
Federal family regarding NIMS implementation.
- Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
- The Federal Bureau of Investigation is the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), serving
as both a federal criminal investigative body and a domestic intelligence agency.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency, an important part of the Department of Homeland Security, works hand-in-hand with
its partners in local, state and federal government to coordinate the federal response to natural disasters and other emergencies.
- Special Needs Require Special Preparation
- FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs
- Preparedness Grant Program Information.
- FEMA's Disaster Assistance web site that consolidates information about forms of disaster assistance in one place
- DisasterAssistance.gov provides access to information about disaster assistance by creating a central, online location for
all forms of federal disaster aid. Sixteen federal agencies have partnered with FEMA to develop the website, offering more
than 50 forms of assistance.
- Federal Health Information Centers and Clearinghouses
- The Federal Government operates many health clearinghouses and information centers that focus on specific topics. Their services
include distributing publications, providing referrals, and answering inquiries. Many offer Web sites or toll-free numbers.
- FEMA's National Response Framework
- The National Response Framework presents the guiding principles that enable all response partners to prepare for and provide
a unified national response to disasters and emergencies. The Framework establishes a comprehensive, national, all-hazards
approach to domestic incident response.
- FEMA's Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) (expired)
- In FY 2008, CEDAP will provide approximately $16 million in equipment and training to strengthen the nation's ability to prevent,
protect against, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
- Fire Grants Support
- Fire Grants Support is a FEMA program that awards grants to fire departments to enhance their ability to protect the public
and fire service personnel from fire and related hazards. Three types of grants are available: Assistance to Firefighters
Grant (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER).
- Five Year Progress in Implementing 9/11 Commission Recommendations (2009)
- The report details the progress made on 9/11 Commission recommendations - providing examples of new policies, initiatives
- Florida Fire Chiefs' Association: Statewide Emergency Response Plan
- The Florida Fire Chiefs' Association Plan provides for mobilization, deployment, organization, and management of emergency
resources at the local, county, and state level. The Plan assists local agencies in mitigating the effects of a large scale
- Foundation Center
- The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grant makers.
- GAO Report on Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (pdf)
- Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report on the progress of Establishment of the Emergency Communications
Preparedness Center (ECPC) and Related Interagency Coordination Challenges. (2010)
- Hardening and Resiliency (2010)
- U.S. Energy Industry Response to Recent Hurricane Seasons Infrastructure Security and Energy Restoration (pdf)
- The Hospital Preparedness Program
- The Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) enhances the ability of hospitals and health care systems to prepare for and respond
to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies.
- Implementation Coordination Office
- A Department of Transportation website providing Federal leadership and coordination of 9-1-1 services.
- Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)
- IECGP assists states, territories, and local and tribal governments to improve interoperable emergency communications, including
communications in collective response to natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
- Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program
- National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC)
- The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners helps protect against terrorism and natural disasters through
its Committee on Critical Infrastructure. The Committee's mission is to identify the appropriate roles of regulatory commissions
with respect to the security of the Nation's electric, natural gas, telecommunications, and water infrastructures. It also
strives to provide state commissions with the information and tools needed to work with various industries to keep their critical
- National Communications System (NCS)
- The National Communications System was created in 1962 after the Cuban missile crisis when communications problems threatened
to complicate the crisis further. NCS assists the President, the National Security Council, the Director of the Office of
Science and Technology Policy, and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget with communications. Each NCS member
organization is represented on the Committee for National Security and Emergency Preparedness Communications, which advises
NCS on security matters.
- National Coordination Center for Telecommunications (NCC)
- The National Coordination Center for Telecommunications coordinates the restoration and provisioning of national security
and emergency preparedness telecommunication services and facilities during natural disasters and armed conflicts.
- Natural Disasters & Severe Weather
- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a website intended to increase the nation's ability to prepare
for and respond to public health emergencies.
- National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
- Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote
U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance
economic security and improve our quality of life.
- A National Plan for Migrating to IP-Enabled 9-1-1 Systems (2009)
- This plan, prepared by the National E9-1-1 Implementation Coordination Office (ICO) draws upon three years of research and
development on Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) technologies, available industry resources and feedback from emergency communications
- National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)
- Composed of up to 30 industry chief executives representing the major communications and network service providers and information
technology, finance, and aerospace companies, the NSTAC provides industry-based advice and expertise to the President on issues
and problems related to implementing national security and emergency preparedness (NS/EP) communications policy.
- National Strategy for Information Sharing
- Our success in preventing future terrorist attacks depends upon our ability to gather, analyze, and share information and
intelligence regarding those who want to attack us, the tactics that they use, and the targets that they intend to attack.
Our National Strategy for Combating Terrorism, issued in September 2006, recognizes that the War on Terror is a different
kind of war, which requires a paradigm shift and the application of all elements of our national power and influence. The
intelligence and information sharing structures that once enabled the winning of the Cold War now require greater flexibility
and resilience to confront the threats facing our Nation from a transnational terrorist movement determined to destroy our
people, our freedoms, and our way of life.
- National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
- The National Telecommunications and Information Administration is the President's principal adviser on telecommunications
and information policy issues. In this role, it frequently works with other Executive Branch agencies to develop and present
the Administration's position on these issues. It also manages the Federal use of spectrum; performs cutting-edge telecommunications
research and engineering, including resolving technical telecommunications issues for the Federal government and private sector;
and administers infrastructure and public telecommunications facilities grants.
- Office of Emergency Communications
- The Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) supports the Secretary of Homeland Security in developing, implementing, and
coordinating interoperable and operable communications for the emergency response community at all levels of government.
- Open for Business - Grants
- The Department of Homeland Security distributes grant funds to enhance the ability of state, local and tribal jurisdictions,
and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters.
- Public Safety Communication Systems - NIST
- This program is designed to lead the development of wireless telecommunications and information technology standards, profiles,
and guidelines for interoperability, and information sharing, among criminal justice and public safety agencies at state,
local, and federal levels.
- Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC)
- PSIC is a grant program designed by National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and FEMA Grant
Programs Directorate (GPD) to improve public safety communications.
- Responder Knowledge Base
- Responder Knowledge Base (RKB), funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Preparedness Directorate,
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), provides emergency responders, purchasers, and planners with a trusted, integrated,
on-line source of information on products, standards, certifications, grants, and other equipment-related information.
- SAFECOM, a public safety practitioner-driven program, works with existing federal communications initiatives and public safety
entities to implement better technologies and processes for the coordination of existing systems and future networks. The
public safety entities include more than 60,000 local and state public safety agencies and organizations. Federal customers
include agencies engaged in law enforcement, firefighting, public health, and disaster recovery, as well as federal agencies
that provide funding and support to state and local public safety agencies. SAFECOM promotes coordination and cooperation
across all levels of government.
- Subcommittee on Emergency Communications, Preparedness, and Response
- U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
- The Department of Defense maintains a website called DefenseLINK. Its purpose is to support the overall mission of the Department
by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations. DefenseLINK
is the single, unified starting point for finding military information on-line.
- U.S. Department of Energy
- Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability
- U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
- The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States;
to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of
the national nuclear weapons complex.
- U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS)
- The Department of Health & Human Services is the United States government's principal agency for protecting the health of
all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- The Department of Homeland Security leverages resources within federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition
of multiple agencies and programs into a single, integrated agency focused on protecting the American people and their homeland.
More than 87,000 different governmental jurisdictions at the federal, state, and local level have homeland security responsibilities.
The Department's comprehensive national strategy seeks to develop a complementary system connecting all levels of government
without duplicating effort.
- Washington State Department of Health
- Emergency Medical Services and Trauma System
- Wisconsin State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC)
- On February 2, 2005, the State Interoperability Executive Council (SIEC) was created by Governor Jim Doyle_s Executive Order
87. This committee was created in an effort to address interoperability and communication issues within the State of Wisconsin.