17WC-00-BOAT - Watercraft, CBRNE Prevention and Response

Description:

Surface boats or vessels with appropriate specialized equipment, designed to perform prevention and response missions within port areas, waterways, dams, reservoirs, rivers, lakes, etc.

Grant Notes:

This category allows for the purchase of surface boats and vessels for homeland security purposes, including prevention and response. Allowable uses for CBRNE terrorism prevention and response watercraft include protection of ports, critical waterways, dams, reservoirs, rivers, and large lakes.  Allowable uses for OPSG are to increase operational activities/patrols on, near, or with a border nexus and in support of approved operations.  To be eligible, these waterways must be identified as a critical asset to the state through a vulnerability assessment.  To be eligible, these waterways must be identified as a critical asset to the state through a vulnerability assessment.  Allowable costs for this watercraft category include the purchase of surface boats and vessels, as well as customary and specialized navigational, communications, safety, and operational equipment necessary to enable such watercraft to support the homeland security mission. Licensing, registration fees, insurance and all ongoing operational expenses are the responsibility of the grantee or local units of government and are not allowable under these grant programs. Prior to obligating funds in this equipment category for missions other than port security, grantees must obtain a written waiver from FEMA by consulting with their Program Analyst and providing a detailed justification for the request.

FEMA Related Grant Programs:

  • Operation Stonegarden Program (OPSG)
  • Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative Program (UASI)
  • Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG)

Standardized Equipment List

For more information on operating considerations, mandatory and applicable standards, and training requirements, visit the Interagency Board’s Standardized Equipment List site. You may also access 17WC-00-BOAT - Watercraft, CBRNE Prevention and Response directly here. Note: some equipment items on the Authorized Equipment List maynot be listed on the Standardized Equipment List.

System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders

For market survey reports, visit the System Assessment and Validation for Emergency Responders site. To search for an equipment item, use the same Authorized Equipment List item number. Note: some equipment items may not have market survey reports.

Last updated July 24, 2018