This section provides information for all audiences regarding the mission, structure, and leadership of the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), an organizational component of FEMA.
Grant Programs Directorate
Brian E. Kamoie, Assistant Administrator
Christopher P. Logan, Deputy Assistant Administrator
GPD carries out these responsibilities through the following GPD divisions:
- GPD Front Office
- Grant Operations (GO)
- Preparedness Grants Division (PGD)
The purpose of FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is to strategically and effectively administer and manage FEMA grants to ensure critical and measurable results for customers and stakeholders. Our mission is to manage federal assistance to measurably improve capability and reduce the risks the Nation faces in times of man-made and natural disasters.
The focus of GPD is to provide exceptional customer service to all grantees, as well as internal and external partners; establish and promote consistent outreach and communication with state, local and tribal stakeholders; ensure transparency in the grant process; and enhance the Nation's level of preparedness and the public's ability to prevent, protect and mitigate against, and respond to and recover from all hazards.
In accordance with the Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act (PKEMRA), GPD was formally created on April 1, 2007, to consolidate the grant business operations, systems, training, policy and oversight of all FEMA grants. GPD was also given program management responsibility of the suite of preparedness grants.
The new directorate was formed from legacy organizations, whose goals and objectives were, and continue to be to:
- review, negotiate, award, and manage FEMA's preparedness grant portfolio.
- provide subject matter expertise in response to regional office and stakeholder inquiries.
- develop grant guidance.
- formulate risk methodology to support grant allocations.
- analyze investments.
- manage budget execution and formulation.
- provide the driving force for grants management initiatives through the strategic delivery of policy, training, systems and data analysis.