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  • Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Manual

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    The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) Manual prescribes procedures to be followed by all Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) personnel with responsibilities involving use of contract priority ratings in support of FEMA and State, local, and tribal government programs.
  • Coastal Barrier Resources Act (CBRA)

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    An Act of Congress to protect and conserve fish and wildlife resources, and for other purposes.
  • Facility Utilization & Expenses at National Emergency Training Center

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    This directive provides the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) policy regarding the responsibilities, procedures, and fees charged for using the National Emergency Training Center (NETC).
  • Hazus®-MH MR5 Technical Manuals and User's Manuals

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    This record contains Hazus®-MH MR5 Multi-hazard Loss Estimation Methodology Technical Manuals and User’s Manuals for: the Earthquake Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM), the Earthquake Model, the Flood Model, and the Hurricane Model.
  • Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Fire Prevention and Safety Grants Guidance and Application Kit

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    Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) offers grants to support activities in two categories: (1) activities designed to reach high-risk target groups and mitigate incidences of death and injuries caused by fire and fire-related hazards (“Fire Prevention and Safety Activity”); and (2) research and development activities aimed at improving firefighter safety (“Firefighter Safety Research and Development Activity”). This program guidance document provides potential applicants with the details of requirements, processing, and evaluation of an application for financial assistance for both of these activity areas.
  • National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) – Residential Fire Safety Institute (RFSI) Cooperative Agreement Guidance and Application Kit

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    The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide funding to the National Association of State Fire Marshals (NASFM) to perform random compliance checks on the properties listed on the National Master List of Fire-Safe Hotels and Motels. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
  • State Fire Training Systems Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit

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    The purpose of this Project Description is to provide guidance regarding the distribution and implementation of grants to the 50 State Fire Training Systems
  • Development and Implementation of Dam Safety Training and Education Courses Guidance and Application Kit

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    The Federal Emergency Management Agency proposes to enter into a Cooperative Agreement for an estimated $450,000 with the Association of State Dam Safety Officials. The Dam Safety Act of 2006 (P.L. 109-460) calls for the establishment of training programs for state dam inspectors and dam owners. Continuing educational training for state regulators and dam owners is an important part of a properly administered State Dam Safety Program, working toward advancing its program beyond the basic criteria established in the Act. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
  • Emergency Management Performance Grants Program Guidance and Application Kit

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    As appropriated by the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010 (Public Law 111-83), the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program provides $329,799,991 to assist State and local governments in enhancing and sustaining their all-hazards emergency management capabilities. The EMPG Program requires a 50 percent Federal and 50 percent State cost share, cash or in-kind, match, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207. Specifically, Title VI, sections 611( j ) and 614. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
  • Homeland Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit

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    The Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is comprised of five interconnected grant programs: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP); Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI); Operation Stonegarden (OPSG); Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS); Citizen Corps Program (CCP) The HSGP is one tool among a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The purpose of the guidance in this document is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing grant activities.
  • Rental Assistance Rate Increases

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    The purpose of this policy is to assist FEMA and partners in preparing, developing, and managing individual assistance activities.

  • Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience

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    "Policy Challenges in Supporting Community Resilience" explores how governments can better engage with the public to increase locally-organized disaster resilience and empower citizens and local institutions to take an active role in protecting themselves and their communities.
  • Supplemental Environmental Assessment Coal Creek Flood Mitigation, Larimer County, Colorado (January 2011)

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    In June of 2009, FEMA prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) and a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was issued July 6, 2009 for the Coal Creek Flood Mitigation Project. This supplemental EA is to document and transmit revisions made to the final design of that Project. The design phase is nearly complete, and construction is scheduled take place during 2011.
  • Message Construction Guide

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    01/19/2011 - Message Construction Guide, Practitioner Special Interest Group Meeting Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Open Platform for Emergency Networks(IPAWS-OPEN) Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
  • Community Rating System Record Keeping Guidance

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    This guide covers items that are needed for the verification and cycle verification visits and the annual recertification.
  • FEMA E-mail Updates: Fast, Free and Automatic!

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    You can now subscribe for online information from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and receive free e-mail updates on a variety of topics, sent directly to your computer’s inbox.
  • Hazus 2.0 Technical and User's Manuals

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    This record contains Hazus®-MH 2.0 Multi-hazard Loss Estimation Methodology Technical Manuals and User's Manuals for: the Earthquake Advanced Engineering Building Module (AEBM), the Earthquake Model, the Flood Model, and the Hurricane Model.
  • Environmental Assessment for Walsh Creek-Rock Creek Confluence Restoration Project, King County, Washington (June 2011)

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    The purpose of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President. The National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] Part 1500 through 1508) direct FEMA and other federal agencies to take into consideration the environmental consequences of proposed federally funded projects.
  • Environmental Assessment for Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative, Cameron Parish, Louisiana (June 2011)

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    The purpose and need for the proposed action is to restore the multi-structure facilities and electrical service lost on September 24, 2005 by Hurricane Rita which caused extensive damage in the state of Louisiana and resulted in a presidentially declared major disaster, FEMA-1607-DR-LA. Jefferson Davis Electric Cooperative (JDEC) - Cameron Service Facility is seeking federal grant funds to replace the critical infrastructure function and services to seven thousand (7,000) members/citizens who live and work in Allen, Calcasieu, Cameron and Jefferson Davis parishes of Louisiana. This Environmental Assessment (EA) has been prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA); the President’s Council on Environmental Quality regulations implementing NEPA (40 Code of Federal Regulations [CFR] 1500- 1508); and FEMA’s regulations implementing NEPA (44 CFR 10.9).
  • Earthquake Safety Guide for Homeowners

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    This updated safety guide, which was originally developed and published by the California Seismic Safety Commission, provides homeowners with a good start to strengthening their homes against earthquake damage. The guide also illustrates the relative cost of prevention versus repair or replacement. (Available in multiple languages)

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