FEMA Region IX: Grants Management Division

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Washington, D.C., March 12, 2003 -- U.S. Fire Administrator R. David Paulison, right, here consulting with an aide Marco Bourne, oversees the National Fire Academy, firefighter's grants programs and a whole host of preparedness and first responder initiatives. Photo by Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA News PhotoThe Grants Management Division is responsible for providing grant guidance to state, local and tribal governments, fire departments, non-governmental organizations and citizen groups.  The Division serves as an advisor to the Regional Administrator on the application of FEMA policy and directives for grants management functions.  The Division is responsible for ensuring the implementation of FEMA federal grant programs in support of the agency mission.  The Grants Management Division collaborates closely with all Region 9 divisions to coordinate grants management activities, providing a high level of customer service to grant recipients throughout the grant and cooperative agreement lifecycles.  The division has two branches: Financial Management and Program Management.

Jack Brannan, Division Director  

Who We Are

Washington, D.C., December 8, 2009 -- FEMA Administrator, W. Craig Fugate participates in a press conference at DHS Headquarters, announcing the FY 2010 DHS Grant Application program. Barry Bahler/DHS The Grants Management Division is comprised of a team of skilled grant management specialists, program analysts and fire program specialists.  The Division manages grants through its Preparedness, Assistance to Firefighters, Disaster Assistance and Mitigation Grant programs.

What We Do

The Grants Management Division conducts workshops that distribute information on grant availability, grant guidance and application requirements.  The Division participates on panel reviews for competitive funding programs.  It negotiates the terms and conditions of grants and cooperative agreements.  The Division provides technical assistance on pre-award and post-award financial, administrative and program requirements.  

New York, N.Y., Dec. 3, 2012 -- A local resident checks in at a New York City Restoration Center in the Bronx, which is partnered with FEMA at local Disaster Recovery Centers to assist residents impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The centers are set up to provide residents with information about applying for FEMA assistance and to get information about other programs that may be available if impacted by the storm. There is additional information at the centers for Food and Nutrition Assistance, NYC Rapid Repairs, Health and Medical Benefits, Business Restoration, Counseling Services, Financial Assistance and Personal Records and Information. Jocelyn Augustino/FEMA The Grants Management Division reviews grant applications and budget information to determine if costs are reasonable and in compliance with federal regulations.  It analyzes recipient Financial and Progress Reports to identify potential deficiencies.  It uses the administrative requirements, Code of Federal Regulations and Office of Management and Budget Circulars and grant guidance to assess compliance and guide corrective action and enforcement measures.  Lastly, the Division performs grant close-out analysis and executes close-out procedures.

Financial Management

Ft. Pierce, Fla., September 17, 2008 -- At the St. Lucie FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center(DRC) FEMA Individual Assistance (IA) Specialist Emerita "Gigi" Perez interviews potential applicants for financial grant assistance. FEMA is here in response to flooding by Tropical Storm Fay. George Armstrong/FEMA The Financial Management Branch provides full lifecycle grant management for all regional disaster and non-disaster grants from application and award to reporting, monitoring and closeouts.  Also, this branch provides grantees with comprehensive grants business management services, including financial monitoring, audit reconciliation, data analysis/systems support, grants policy guidance, and training.

Michelle Weaver, Branch Chief – michelle.weaver@fema.dhs.gov

Program Management

Staten Island, N.Y., March 16, 2013 -- FEMA joined with the New York City Housing Recovery Program in hosting a Housing Forum. FEMA teams, along with other federal and New York City agencies, provided survivors of Hurricane Sandy with information on the new changes to flood elevation maps, assistance with hazardous mitigation in repairing and rebuilding homes and businesses, as well as housing, financial loans, and legal issues. K.C.Wilsey/FEMAThe Program Management Branch provides grant program management for all regional preparedness grants from application and award to reporting, monitoring and closeouts. This branch provides grantees with comprehensive grants management services, including program monitoring, technical assistance, grants policy guidance, and training. Regional preparedness grant programs offer preparedness assistance to state and local governments through a variety of programs, including the Homeland Security Grants Program, Infrastructure Protection Program and Assistance to Firefighters Grants.

David Kennard, Branch Chief – david.kennard@fema.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 
07/10/2014 - 17:52
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