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Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletins

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

Information Bulletin No. 458: Clarifying Guidance for Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and COVID-19 EMPG Supplemental (EMPG-S) Programs

Information Bulletin No. 457: Modifications to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity and FY 2018 SAFER Awards

Information Bulletin No. 456: FY 2020 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) Changes to Reporting Requirements for New Recipients

This Information Bulletin (IB) modifies certain reporting requirements contained in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and corresponding Preparedness Grants Manual (PGM).

Information Bulletin No. 454: Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is announcing the final awards and allocations under the FY 2020 RCPGP. The total amount of funds allocated for the FY 2020 RCPGP is $10 million.

Information Bulletin No. 452: Modifications to the Fiscal Year 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Notice of Funding Opportunity and FY 2018 AFG Awards

This Information Bulletin (IB) modifies the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program reporting, period of performance, and amendment requirements contained in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).

Information Bulletin No. 451: Fiscal Year 2020 Preparedness Grant Programs Final Allocation Announcement

Information Bulletin (IB) serves to announce the final awards and allocations under the Fiscal Year 2020 preparedness grant programs.

Information Bulletin No. 450: Modifications to the Fiscal Year 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity

This Information Bulletin (IB) modifies the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program application and submission requirements contained in the FY 2019 SAFER Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) released on April 7, 2020.

Information Bulletin No. 449: Expedited Period of Performance (PoP) Extension Process for Certain FY 2016 and 2017 Preparedness Grants

This Information Bulletin (IB) serves to provide an expedited submission, review, and decision process to grant recipients Period of Performance (PoP) extension requests for certain FY 2016 and FY 2017 preparedness grant programs. This IB is being issued in response to the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) recently issued memo, M-20-17, Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations on March 19, 2020.

Information Bulletin No. 448: Notice of Funding Opportunity for Fiscal Year 2020 Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, COVID-19 Supplemental

The FY 2020 EMPG-S program assists states, territories, tribes and local governments with their public health and emergency management activities supporting the prevention of, preparation for, and response to the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) public health emergency.

Information Bulletin No. 447: Modifications to the Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity Application Submission Requirements for the State Homeland Security Program and Urban Area Security Initiative as a Result of

This Information Bulletin (IB) modifies the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) application submission requirements contained in the FY 2020 HSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) released on February 14, 2020. It also announces final allocations for the FY 2020 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and the FY 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). FEMA acknowledges that state, local, tribal and territorial partners have reprioritized scarce resources to the COVID-19 pandemic response, reducing their ability to comply with existing application submission requirements before the application deadline on April 30, 2020.

Information Bulletin No. 446: Fiscal Year 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Notices of Funding Opportunity for eight preparedness programs.

Information Bulletin No. 421b: Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-412 - The PRICE Act)

This Information Bulletin (IB) explains how direct and contract personnel costs are classified under Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-296) as amended by the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (PRICE Act) (Pub. L. No. 110-412).

Information Bulletin No. 445: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to announce that today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, opened the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance (PRPA) Grant.

Information Bulletin No. 444: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) Final Allocation Announcement

This Information Bulletin is announcing the final awards and allocations under the Fiscal Year 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program.

Information Bulletin No. 443: Fiscal Year 2019 Preparedness Grant Programs Final Allocation Announcement

Today, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), is announcing the final awards and allocations under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Preparedness Grant Programs.

Information Bulletin No. 442: Guidance on Distribution Management Plans for the Fiscal Year 2019 Emergency Management Performance Grants Program

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides guidance to inform Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program recipients about the Distribution Management (DM) Plan requirement that was added to the EMPG Program in Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. This IB outlines deadlines, evaluation criteria, and additional resources available to EMPG Program recipients.

Information Bulletin No. 421a: Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-412 - The PRICE Act)

This Information Bulletin (IB) serves to explain how direct and contract personnel costs are classified under Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-296) as amended by the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (PRICE Act) (Pub. L. No. 110-412). It reissues and supersedes previous Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) IB 421 of the same subject and title.

Information Bulletin No. 441: Allowability to Reprogram Nonprofit Security Grant Program Funding to Contracted Security Personnel

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to provide increased flexibility in the use of grant funds by Nonprofit Organizations, herein referred to as subrecipients, that have received Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding, starting with funding provided in Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 and going forward.

Information Bulletin No. 440: Fiscal Year 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity

April 12, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, announced the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Notices of Funding Opportunity. This Information Bulletin (IB) provides details on the available FY 2019 preparedness grant programs.

Information Bulletin No. 439: Supplemental Guidance to Inform Cybersecurity Investments Under the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides supplemental guidance to inform the development of the required cybersecurity investment justification. This IB supplements IB 429a (July 11, 2018) by introducing the Nationwide Cybersecurity Review (NCSR) as a required assessment, starting with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), the two major funding streams within the FY 2019Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

Information Bulletin No. 438: Guidance for Use of Operation Stonegarden Funds for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Certain Costs Related to Transportation and Medical Care

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides updated allowability guidance for OperationStonegarden (OPSG) under the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) for certain costs related to transportation, medical care, medical emergency countermeasures, and unmanned aircraft systems. This IB supplements existing allowability language contained in the applicable HSGP Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs).

Information Bulletin No. 437: Use of Preparedness Grant Funds for Contracting Work Performed by Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDC)

This Information Bulletin (IB) explains FEMA’s policy on the use of preparedness grants funds for work performed by Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFDRC).

Information Bulletin No. 436: Guidance for Use of Homeland Security Grant Program Funds, including Operation Stonegarden, for Unaccompanied Children and Families on the Southwest Border

This Information Bulletin (IB) supersedes IB No. 418, dated July 13, 2017, and provides updated guidance for Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) recipients located along the Southwest border regarding the process to reprioritize or modify existing investments and projects funded under HSGP for costs related to providing humanitarian relief to unaccompanied alien children and alien adults accompanied by an alien minor where they are encountered after entering the United States.

Information Bulletin No. 435: Fiscal Year 2018 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a component of the Department of Homeland Security, opened the application period for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance (PRPA) Grant.

Information Bulletin No. 434: Increases and Changes to the Micro-Purchase and Simplified Acquisition Thresholds

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides guidance regarding increases and changes to the micro-purchase and simplified acquisition thresholds under the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at 2 C.F.R. Part 200 ("Uniform Guidance") for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) financial assistance awarded by the Grant Programs Directorate and under the Emergency Management Performance Grant program.

Information Bulletin No. 433: Fiscal Year 2018 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funding allocations for Preparedness grant programs. The total amount of funds allocated for the FY 2018 Preparedness Grant Programs announced in this Information Bulletin is $1,687,100,000.

Information Bulletin No. 432: Review and Approval Requirements for Training Courses Funded Through Preparedness Grants

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to reissue the policies initially set forth in applicable Fiscal Year (FY) 2012 Preparedness Grant Program Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) regarding training course approval requirements (i.e., the "three for free" rule) and the conditions for personnel attending non-Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved training.

Information Bulletin No. 431: Guidance to Recipients and Subrecipients of FEMA Preparedness Grants Regarding Requirements for Fusion Centers

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to provide guidance to recipients of FEMA preparedness grants regarding requirements for fusion centers.

Information Bulletin 430: Required Coordination of "If You See Something, Say Something® " Campaign Materials

This Information Bulletin (IB) updates the coordination process for all public, private and nonprofit entities implementing the “If You See Something, Say Something®” campaign using the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) grant funds.

Information Bulletin No. 429a: Supplemental Guidance to Inform Cybersecurity Investments Under the FY18 HSGP

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides supplemental guidance to inform the development of the required cybersecurity investment justification. This IB updates and replaces IB 429 by incorporating the Threat and Hazard Identification Risk Assessment (THIRA)/Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR) (formerly the State Preparedness Report) updated methodology and clarifying how to use the results to understand gaps.

Information Bulletin No. 429: Supplemental Guidance to Inform Cybersecurity Investments Under the FY 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

This Information Bulletin provides supplemental guidance to inform the development of the required cybersecurity investment justification

Information Bulletin No. 428:: Fiscal Year 2018 Notices of Funding Opportunity

This bulletin provides details on the available Fiscal Year 2018 preparedness grant programs.

Information Bulletin No. 427: Economic Hardship Waivers AFG Program, FP&S Program, and SAFER Grant Program

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides Assistance to Firefighters (AFG), Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S), and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) applicants and recipients guidance for requesting waivers of specific provisions under the AFG, SAFER and FP&S grant programs.

Information Bulletin No. 426: 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

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides guidance to recipients of FEMA preparedness grants regarding the implementation of Executive Order (EO) 13809 Restoring State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement's Access to Life-Saving Equipment and Resources, signed on August 28, 2017.

Information Bulletin No. 425: Removal of Buy American and Hire American Award Term from Department of Homeland Security Standard Terms and Conditions for 2017

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides guidance to recipients and sub-recipients of FEMA preparedness grants regarding the removal of the “Buy American and Hire American” award term from the DHS Standard Terms and Conditions for 2017.

Information Bulletin No. 424: Clarifying Guidance on Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program and Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides clarifying language on requirements that were unclear or incorrect in the FY 2017 EMPG and HSGP Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs).

Information Bulletin No. 423: Guidance to Recipients of FEMA Preparedness Grants Impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria

This Information Bulletin provides guidance to recipients of FEMA preparedness grants impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Specifically, this IB provides guidance regarding award acceptance for Fiscal Year 2017 and criteria for extension requests to the period of performance for all open grant awards.

Information Bulletin No. 422: Fiscal Year 2017 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 funding allocations for Preparedness grant programs. The total amount of funds allocated for the FY 2017 Preparedness Grant Programs announced in this Information Bulletin is $1,622,100,000.

Information Bulletin No. 421: Clarification on the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–412 – the PRICE Act)

This Information Bulletin serves to explain how direct and contract personnel costs are classified under Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Pub. L. No. 107-296) as amended by the Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008 ("PRICE Act") (Pub. L. No. 110-412).

Information Bulletin No. 420: Fiscal Year 2017 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant Notice of Funding Opportunity

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to announce that  the Federal Emergency Management Agency, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, opened the application period for the Fiscal Year 2017 Presidential Residence Protection Assistance Grant.

Information Bulletin No. 419: Purchase of Energetic Materials Using Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Funding

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to provide guidance to Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) recipients on the purchase of energetic materials from authorized vendors for the purpose of training eligible Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) accredited bomb squads. This IB supersedes guidance document previously issued by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA Policy (FP) 104-008-207-1.

Information Bulletin No. 418: Guidance for Use of Homeland Security Grant Program Funds for Unaccompanied Children and Families (Southwest border)

This Information Bulletin (IB) supersedes IB No. 402, dated March 26, 2015, and provides updated  guidance for Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) recipients located along the Southwest border on the process to reprioritize or modify existing investments and projects funded under HSGP to address humanitarian relief for unaccompanied children and families. For purposes of this guidance, Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas are the only states located along the Southwest border permitted to charge the types of costs identified in this guidance to their HSGP awards.

Information Bulletin No. 417: Fiscal Year 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to announce final funding allocations for the Fiscal Year 2016 Program to Prepare Communities for Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attacks Grant Program (CCTA Grant Program).

Information Bulletin No. 416: Clarification of Allowable Management and Administration Costs Under the Operation Stonegarden Grant Program

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to illustrate how a State Administrative Agency may determine the allowable amount of Management & Administration (M&A) costs permitted under its Homeland Security Grant Program award to support its management and administration of Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) funds and to clarify the allowable activities and limitations of M&A under OPSG.

Information Bulletin No. 415: Fiscal Year 2017 Notices of Funding Opportunity

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides details on the available FY 2017 preparedness grant programs.

Information Bulletin No. 414: Civil Rights Review Process for Controlled Equipment Requests

This Information Bulletin (IB), IB 414, and associated review process applies to grant recipients who request to use federal funds to purchase controlled equipment. The review process will be conducted when either civil rights violations are disclosed by the grant recipient or when Unmanned Aircraft Systems are requested (regardless of civil rights violations).

Information Bulletin No. 413: Economic Hardship Waivers of Cost Share, Minimum Budget, and Supplanting Requirements for the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant Program

The purpose of this Information Bulletin IB) is to provide SAFER recipients with guidance on requesting a waiver or reduction of their non-Federal funds cost share requirement, minimum budget requirement, supplanting requirement, or any combination thereof, in cases of demonstrated economic hardship (an "Economic Hardship Waiver"). This guidance provides the minimum requirements for eligibility to request an Economic Hardship Waiver and the process and mechanism for requesting an Economic Hardship Waiver.

Information Bulletin No. 412: Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities - A Critical Requirement of the Homeland Security Grant Program

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to provide applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients of the Homeland Security Grant Program with additional guidance and priorities regarding the Homeland Security Grant Program’s law enforcement terrorism prevention activities requirement. This requirement is a critical component of the Homeland Security Grant Program and all applicants, recipients, and sub-recipients must meet it.

Information Bulletin No. 411a: Revised Fiscal Year 2016 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to revise IB 411, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement, which was released June 29, 2016.

Information Bulletin No. 411: Fiscal Year 2016 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

This document provides information on the Fiscal Year 2016 DHS Preparedness Grant Programs and final allocation amounts.

Last updated October 21, 2020