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Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletins

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Information Bulletins (IBs) section provides access to GPD IBs released since 2011. IBs provide stakeholders with administrative instructions and guidelines critical to supporting the effectiveness and efficient delivery of FEMA Grant Programs.

2019 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2019.

  • Information Bulletin No. 444 – August 21, 2019
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) Final Allocation Announcement
  • Information Bulletin No. 443 – August 2, 2019

    Fiscal Year 2019 Preparedness Grant Programs Final Allocation Announcement

  • Information Bulletin No. 442 – July 19, 2019

    Guidance on Distribution Management Plans for the Fiscal Year 2019 Emergency Management Performance Grants Program

  • Information Bulletin No. 441 – June 6, 2019

    Allowability to Reprogram Nonprofit Security Grant Program Funding to Contracted Security Personnel

  • Information Bulletin No. 421a – June 6, 2019

    Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–412 – the PRICE Act)

  • Information Bulletin No. 440 – April 12, 2019

    Fiscal Year 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity

  • Information Bulletin No. 439 – April 12, 2019

    Supplemental Guidance to Inform Cybersecurity Investments Under the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program

  • Information Bulletin No. 438 – January 31, 2019

    Guidance for Use of Operation Stonegarden Funds for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Certain Costs Related to Transportation and Medical Care

2018 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2018.

  • Information Bulletin No. 437 – November 28, 2018  Use of Preparedness Grant Funds for Contracting Work Performed by Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC)
  • Information Bulletin No. 436 – November 27, 2018   Guidance for Use of Homeland Security Grant Program Funds, including Operation Stonegarden, for Unaccompanied Children and Families on the Southwest Border
  • Information Bulletin No. 435 – October 1, 2018 Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity

  • Information Bulletin No. 434 – August 28, 2018

    Increases and Changes to the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

  • Information Bulletin No. 433 – August 24, 2018

    Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

  • Information Bulletin No. 432 – July 19, 2018
    Review and Approval Requirements for Training Courses Funded Through Preparedness Grants
  • Information Bulletin No. 431 – June 12, 2018
    Guidance to Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA Preparedness Grants Regarding Requirements for Fusion Centers
  • Information Bulletin No. 430 – May 23, 2018
    Required Coordination of “If You See Something, Say Something®” Campaign Materials
  • Information Bulletin No. 429a – July 11, 2018
    Supplemental Guidance to Inform Cybersecurity Investments Under the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Information Bulletin No. 428 – May 21, 2018
    Fiscal Year 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity
  • Information Bulletin No. 427 – February 2, 2018
    Economic Hardship Waivers AFG Program, FP&S Program, and SAFER Grant Program

2017 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2017

  • Information Bulletin No. 426 – November 1, 2017
    Guidance to Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA preparedness grants regarding the implementation of Executive Order 13809 Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement’s Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources
  • Information Bulletin No. 425 – November 1, 2017
    Removal of Buy American and Hire American Award Term from Department of Homeland Security Standard Terms and Conditions for 2017
  • Information Bulletin No. 424 – October 13 , 2017
    Clarifying Guidance on Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program and Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

  • Information Bulletin No. 423 – October 4, 2017
    Guidance to Recipients of FEMA Preparedness Grants Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

  • Information Bulletin No. 422 - September 1, 2017

    Fiscal Year 2017 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

  • Information Bulletin No. 421 - August 22, 2017
    Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–412 – the PRICE Act)
  • Information Bulletin No. 420 - August 17, 2017
    Fiscal Year 2017 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity
  • Information Bulletin No. 419 - July 20, 2017
    Purchase of Energetic Materials Using Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Funding
  • Information Bulletin No. 418 - July 13, 2017
    Guidance for Use of Homeland Security Grant Program Funds for Unaccompanied Children and Families (Southwest border)
  • Information Bulletin No. 417 - July 13, 2017
    Fiscal Year 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program
  • Information Bulletin No. 416 - June 27, 2017
    Clarification of Allowable Management and Administration Costs Under the Operation Stonegarden Grant Program
  • Information Bulletin No. 415 - June 2, 2017
    Fiscal Year 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity
  • Information Bulletin No. 414 - January 19, 2017
    Civil Rights Review Process for Controlled Equipment Requests
  • Information Bulletin No. 407a - January 19, 2017
    Use of Grant Funds for Controlled Equipment - Update for Fiscal Year 2017

2016 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2016.

2015 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2015.

2014 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2014.

2013 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2013.

2012 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2012.

2011 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2011. Many of the 2011 Information Bulletins might refer to an out of date email address. For all questions related to these Information Bulletins, please contact ASKCsid@fema.dhs.gov.

  • Information Bulletin No. 375 – December 22, 2011
    Impact of the Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) Migration on December 2011 Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR)
  • Information Bulletin No. 374 – December 21, 2011
    Financial Reporting on FEMA Grant Programs – Federal Financial Report Standard Form 425
  • Information Bulletin No. 371 – August 31, 2011
    Streamlined Submission of Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Review Packets and Narrowbanding EHP Requirements
  • Information Bulletin No. 369 – August 2, 2011
    Financial Reporting FEMA Grant Programs – Federal Financial Report Standard Form 425
  • Information Bulletin No. 368 – July 14, 2011
    Fiscal Year 2007 Through Fiscal Year 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program - Standard Form 425 Expenditure and Unobligated Activity Reporting
  • Information Bulletin No. 367 – July 11, 2011

    Impact of National Terrorism Advisory System on Homeland Security Grant Programs

  • Information Bulletin No. 365 – June 17, 2011
    Management and Administration (M&A) Costs in the Homeland Security Grant Program
  • Information Bulletin No. 363 – June 2, 2011
    Memorandum of Agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Transportation Security Administration
  • Information Bulletin No. 358 – March 18, 2011
    Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–412 – the PRICE Act)
  • Information Bulletin No. 357 – March 10, 2011
    FY 2011 Preparedness Grant Programs Update
  • Information Bulletin No. 356 – February 17, 2011
    Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Screening Form
  • Information Bulletin No. 354 – February 1, 2011
    Extension Requests for FY 2006 Preparedness Grant Programs
  • Information Bulletin No. 352 – January 18, 2011
    Timeliness of Grantee Drawdowns

2010 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2010. Many of the 2010 Information Bulletins might refer to an out of date email address. For all questions related to these Information Bulletins, please contact ASKCsid@fema.dhs.gov.

  • Information Bulletin No. 348 – September 27, 2010
    Clarification of Supplanting Prohibitions in Information Bulletin (IB) #336
  • Information Bulletin No. 347 – September 21, 2010
    Fiscal Year 2010 Port Security Grant Program Adjusted Allocations for the “All Other Port Areas” group
  • Information Bulletin No. 346 – September 16, 2010
    Port Security Grant Program Allowable Costs for Seafarers and Shore Staff/Support

2009 Information Bulletins

This section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2009. Many of the 2009 Information Bulletins might refer to an out of date email address. For all questions related to these Information Bulletins, please contact ASKCsid@fema.dhs.gov.

  • Information Bulletin No. 327 – August 21, 2009
    Transit Security Grant Program: Intelligence Analyst Baseline Proficiency
  • Information Bulletin No. 326 – August 20, 2009
    Amended FY 2009 SHSP, SHSP Tribal and UASI Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities Minimums
  • Information Bulletin No. 324 – August 11, 2009
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden Supplemental (OPSG-S) Guidance and Application Kit
  • Information Bulletin No. 322 – July 15, 2009
    Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Cost-Share Requirement Clarification and Waiver Process for FY 2007 Supplemental through FY 2009 Grant Awards
  • Information Bulletin No. 321 – July 9, 2009
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Guidance Clarification
  • Information Bulletin No. 320 – July 8, 2009
    Transit Security Grant Program: Transit Security Provider Review of Investment Justifications
  • Information Bulletin No. 319 – June 23, 2009
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) Reporting Requirement
  • Information Bulletin No. 316 – June 4, 2009
    Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden Allocation Announcement
  • Information Bulletin No. 314 – May 1, 2009
    Availability of PCII-notated Buffer Zone Plans and Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plans
  • Information Bulletin No. 313 – April 22, 2009
    Introduction to Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program Assistance
  • Information Bulletin No. 310 – March 24, 2009
    Operation Stonegarden
  • Information Bulletin No. 309 – February 27, 2009
    Allowing for the Purchase of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Equipment by Selected Grantees in the ECM Pilot Program
  • Information Bulletin No. 308 – January 22, 2009
    Revising Backfill-related Overtime Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2008 FEMA Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Grant Programs
  • Information Bulletin No. 307 – January 14, 2009
    Update on Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Work Plan
  • Information Bulletin No. 306 – January 14, 2009
    National Preparedness Directorate Training Courses available through the United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy
  • Information Bulletin No. 305 – January 8, 2009
    Opening of Grants.gov to Receive Grant Applications and Extended Due Date for Select Applications
  • Information Bulletin No. 304 – January 5, 2009
    Extension Requests for FY 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

IB Information Resources

All Information Bulletins prior to IB 352 are temporarily unavailable while undergoing review and reformatting for compliance with Section 508 Accessibility Requirements. For questions or concerns, or to request a copy of a specific IB, please contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID).

Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 5:00PM ET
Phone: (800) 368-6498
Fax: (202) 786-9920
E-mail: ASKCsid@fema.dhs.gov

Last Updated: 
08/21/2019 - 11:14