Tag Archives: FEMA

Sneak Preview: GAO Calls for Emergency Preparedness Assessment

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Until the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) completes a nationwide assessment that fully evaluates the performance of its emergency preparedness grant…

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Governors Express Concerns About Homeland Security Grants

Over the last several months, we have written about the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) struggles in administering its federal grants. For example, one recent article covered a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing, in which a Government Accountability Office (GAO)…

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Sneak Preview: FEMA Provides Guidance on Hardship Waivers

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently issued guidance outlining the minimum requirements for requesting economic hardship waivers for applicants and recipients of Assistance to Firefighters…

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FEMA’s New Strategic Plan Aims To Improve Grants Management

Perhaps it was the fact that we here in D.C. are preparing to be covered in snow due to an ill-timed spring snowstorm that made us think of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its future plans. In doing…

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Federal Agencies Offer Assistance to Those Affected by Hurricane Harvey

It’s heartbreaking to watch the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana. Many lives will be affected by this storm that just would not move. To help all the families and individuals in the Gulf Coast region,…

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FEMA Taking Comments on Proposal To Amend its Rulemaking Procedures

In case you missed it, federal agencies are now under orders to streamline and simplify procedures and regulations to reduce administrative burden. To see this in action, take a look at what the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is doing….

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Sneak Preview: FEMA Instructed To Guide NY Grant Closeout

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Single Audit Information Service.) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) plans to ensure that the state of New York and New York City properly close out an award for repairs…

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FEMA Changes Terminology for Public Assistance, Fire Management Grants

As Shakespeare wrote, “What’s in a name?” Sometimes a name change can seem like a small thing, but it is important to take note of it. We mention this because, effective this week, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has…

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Sneak Preview: GAO Calls for More FEMA Oversight Coordination

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently urged the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to improve grant oversight between FEMA’s headquarters and…

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Sneak Preview: FEMA Proposes To Implement Disaster Deductible

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is proposing to implement a disaster deductible, in which state, tribal or territorial governments would…

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