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FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunity on Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks

December 7, 2016
WASHINGTON — Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks (CCTA Program).  

The FY 2016 CCTA Program provides $35.94 million to local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions for improving their ability to prepare for, prevent, and respond to complex coordinated terrorist attacks in collaboration with the whole community.

The FY 2016 CCTA Program intends to enhance resilience and build capacity for jurisdictions to address complex coordinated terrorist attacks that may occur across the nation.  Following a competitive process, selected local, state, tribal, and territorial jurisdictions will receive funding specifically to build and sustain capabilities to enhance their preparedness for complex coordinated terrorist attacks, to include the following components: identifying capability gaps, developing and/or updating plans, training to implement plans and procedures, and conducting exercises to validate capabilities.  

Awards will be made on a competitive basis to applicants who present an ability to successfully meet the requirements described in the NOFO.  FEMA encourages interested jurisdictions of various types, sizes, and capabilities to apply.

The application period will remain open until February 10, 2017.  The FY 2016 CCTA Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is located online at: as well as on Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number 97.133.

A series of webinars have been scheduled to assist potential applicants with understanding the FY 16 CCTA Program’s objectives and priorities, application requirements and review process, timeline, and grant application systems and have the opportunity to ask questions about the information presented.  The same webinar will be offered for three different dates and are listed below.  Additional details regarding registration and delivery method are forthcoming.

Webinar on the FEMA FY 2016 CCTA Grant Program
WHO:            FEMA’s CCTA Program Office and Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN:          Wednesday, December 14, 2016        9:00 – 10:00 a.m. (EST)
Thursday, December 15, 2016           2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Monday, December 19, 2016             2:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Webinar on Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System
The FEMA Grant Programs Directorate will be offering the following online training sessions for potential grant recipients who may not be familiar with the Non-Disaster (ND) Grants System 3.0:
WHO:            FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate
WHEN:          December 15, 2016    1:00 – 3:00 p.m. (EST)

If you have any questions, please contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at

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