The 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
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.
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.
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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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.