Tag Archives: FEMA

Sneak Preview: FEMA Seeks Comments on Cost Estimating Format

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) To encourage participants in the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Public Assistance Program to finish projects at or below costs, the agency plans to…

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Where to Turn to After Suffering Through Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy (aka “Frankenstorm”) has come and gone in the Northeast and the damage left behind is unfathomable. For most of us in the D.C. area, we were spared the true wrath of the storm and had relatively little damage,…

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The Calm Before the Storm

In case you haven’t heard, the National Hurricane Center is predicting a hurricane to hit the mid-Atlantic/Northeast area early next week. To make matters worse, a massive cold front moving in from the other direction will hit about the same…

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Sneak Preview: DHS May Expand Disaster Assistance Review Criteria

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) The Department of Homeland Security is reviewing how it determines a jurisdiction’s ability to respond to and recover from a disaster including its ability to do so…

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One Tragedy Has Spawned So Many Others

Hurricane Katrina caused so much devastation to lives and property when it roared through the Gulf Coast almost seven years ago. Unfortunately, attempts at recovery have been just as tragic as federal emergency funding has continued to go misspent.

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Sneak Preview: FEMA Looks To Boost Port Program Effectiveness

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) In response to Government Accountability Office recommendations, Federal Emergency Management Agency officials are developing measures to help agency staff monitor grants awarded through the Port Security Grant…

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Plan To Ramp Up PSIC Program Monitoring

(The following is excerpted from the January issue of the Single Audit Information Service.) To reduce monitoring weaknesses in the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) program, two federal agencies plan to clarify the program’s requirements and better track grantees’ progress…

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AFG Application Deadline Extended Until 9/16

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has extended the application deadline for its Assistance to Firefighters grants to September 16 at 5 p.m.  FEMA issued the one-week extension to allow potential applicants to maintain their focus on any response and recovery…

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E is for Emergency

First of all, I hope that you’re safe and dry, wherever you are.  Second, speaking from personal experience, never take a Caribbean island vacation during hurricane season.  Third, if you ever have a Plan B that includes a spontaneous road…

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FEMA Holds Training Seminars for Potential Fire Grant Applicants

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is holding a series of seminars across the country throughout June and July to provide prospective applicants for its ever-popular “fire grants” with tips on those grant programs for fiscal year 2011.

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