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FEMA Announces Solicitation to Pilot Citizen Corps National Emergency Technology Guard (Net Guard) Program
The Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today $320,000 is available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 to pilot, test, and develop tools for a potential new Citizen Corps (CC) National Emergency Technology Guard (NET GUARD) Program. NET Guard teams will be comprised of volunteers with information technology (IT) and communications expertise to assist States and localities in responding to and recovering from incidents that cause significant damage or destruction to IT and communications infrastructure. Teams will be a local asset, managed at the local level, and deployed in response to a request from local or State authorities.
This competitive pilot program will award funds to four jurisdictions. To be eligible to apply, local government applicants must be located in one of the 2008 DHS Urban Area Security Initiatives jurisdictions and must have a Citizen Corps Council and programs supported by emergency management.
FY2008 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)
Source: DHS FEMA, National Preparedness Directorate (NPD)
Objectives: The FY 2008 CEDAP complements the FEMA National Preparedness Directorate’s other major grant programs to enhance regional response capabilities, mutual aid, and interoperable communications by providing technology and equipment, together with training and technical assistance required to operate that equipment, to public safety agencies in smaller jurisdictions and certain metropolitan areas.
Office of Community Oriented Policing Services
The COPS Office distributes funding through a wide range of programs, both as grants and cooperative agreements. This section of the website outlines COPS funding programs for 2008, including the Secure Our Schools Program (SOS) and the Tribal Resources Grant Program (TRGP).
The SAFER (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) Grant
Created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations in order to help them increase the number of trained, "front-line" firefighters available in their communities.
PUBLIC SAFETY INTEROPERABLE COMMUNICATIONS GRANT PROGRAM
The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) is currently drafting a Statewide Interoperable Communications Plan in order to identify interoperability gaps that exist in communications throughout the state of Oklahoma. This communications plan is the first step in applying for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) grant and is a requirement of the United States Department of Homeland Security and the United States Department of Commerce. In drafting a Statewide Interoperable Communications Plan OKOHS must follow the guidelines established by SAFECOM and the 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program. more
2006 COURTHOUSE SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM
Utilizing Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention funds as part of the FY 2006 State Homeland Security Grant Program, OKOHS will once again dedicate funding to improve security at county courthouses. OKOHS worked with the Oklahoma Supreme Court, Oklahoma Administrative Office of the Courts, United States Marshals Service and local Sheriffs to design the 2006 Courthouse Security Program.
FY 2006 COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT DIRECT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (CEDAP) APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN
CEDAP application period: August 16 - September 22, 2006. Applications must be submitted by 4 p.m. Central on Friday, September 22, 2006 via the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB).
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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY OPENS APPLICATION PERIOD FOR STAFFING FOR ADEQUATE FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES (SAFER) GRANTS
Beginning May 30, 2006 at 8:00 a.m. eastern daylight time, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will begin accepting applications for SAFER grants. The deadline for receipt of the SAFER grant applications will be 5:00 p.m. eastern daylight time on June 30, 2006.
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCES APPLICATION PERIOD FOR ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS AND SAFER
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical services organizations. Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders to obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources needed to protect the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
The purpose of the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grants is to help fire departments increase the number of frontline firefighters. The goal is for fire departments to increase their staffing and deployment capabilities and ultimately attain 24-hour staffing, thus assuring that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire-related hazards. The SAFER grants support two specific activities: (1) the hiring of firefighters, and (2) recruitment and retention of volunteer firefighters.
FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND OTHER EMERGENCY RESPONSE AGENCIES
The Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) allows smaller law enforcement and emergency responder agencies to purchase equipment items that will enhance and support regional response, mutual aid, and interoperability of responder equipment.
Applications are now available for local communities to apply for homeland security related funding. The funds are being awarded to the State of Oklahoma from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) as part of the FY 2005 State Homeland Security Grant Program. The FY¿05 funds must be tied to the Oklahoma¿s three-year Homeland Security Strategy. The State Strategy is required by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness (ODP) of all states and territories receiving federal grant funds. OKOHS must obligate the funds within 60 days of March 1, 2005 ¿ the state award date.
Governor Brad Henry has determined the following areas to be the primary focus of 2005 grant funds:
Any questions regarding FY05 grant funding should be directed to the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security at 405-425-7296 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are now available for local communities to apply for homeland security related funding. The funds are being awarded to the State of Oklahoma from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as part of the FY 2004 State Homeland Security Grant Program. Over $32 million is available to the State of Oklahoma to address three critical areas: Citizens Corps Programs, State Homeland Security Program and Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention.
Funds must be tied to the three-year Oklahoma Homeland Security Strategy. The State Strategy is required by the United States Department of Homeland Security, Office for Domestic Preparedness of all states and territories receiving grant funds. The Strategy has been compiled by OKOHS. The grant funds tied to the State Strategy must be obligated within a set time frame, even though OKOHS is still awaiting final approval of the State Strategy.
Governor Brad Henry has determined the following areas to be the primary focus of 2004 grant funds:
The funds must be expended within two-years of the federal award date.
2004 AUTHORIZED EQUIPMENT LISTS
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