The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Continuing Training Grant (CTG) program totaling more than $7.8 million. The CTG will help strengthen national preparedness and provide specialized training to help first responders, homeland security/emergency management officials, and citizens to prepare them for all types of disasters.
The highly competitive FY 2013 CTG program grants will be awarded to state and local (including rural communities), tribal entities, nonprofit national associations and organizations; nonprofit higher education institutions; and non-profits. Non-profits can include community and faith-based organizations or entities with existing programs that develop high priority national homeland security training needs. Multi-state and multi-jurisdictional applicants are strongly encouraged to collaborate and apply with states and jurisdictions that have similar homeland security strategies and approaches.
The FY 2013 CTG program has two parts: Part A funding priorities focuses on five areas:
Medical Readiness and Immediate Emergency Victim Care at Mass Casualty Events; Countering Violent Extremism (CVE); Hazardous Materials and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD); Emergency Management Leadership; and Cyber security.
The Part B funding priorities for the CTG program are for rural communities and focuses on: Isolation/Quarantine; and Environmental Health.
The grants will be announced directly to eligible applicants through grants.gov by the end of FY 2013. The period of performance for the FY 2013 CTG program is for 36 months.
Applications for the FY 2013 CTG program FOA can be found at www.grants.gov. Applications must be completed and submitted through FEMA’s Non-Disaster (ND) grants system located at http://portal.fema.gov by Aug. 16, 2013.
Modified On : July 30, 2013
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