Authorized Equipment List

The Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is a list of approved equipment types allowed under FEMA’s preparedness grant programs. The intended audience of this tool is emergency managers, first responders, and other homeland security professionals. The list consists of 21 equipment categories divided into categories, sub-categories and then individual equipment items. NOTE: There are no commercially available products listed; it only consists of equipment types.

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Necessary equipment and supplies to establish and maintain a Joint Information Center, Emergency Operations Center or DHS recognized Fusion Center (FC) Includes equipment necessary to establish a JIC/EOC/FC (e. general office supplies, projector display, portable podium, etc. that is not specifically covered in other areas of the AEL.

Shipping costs for equipment purchased with grant funding.

Sales tax on equipment purchased with grant funding.

Training on CBRNE and cyber security equipment by vendors or local entities.

Programming and technical assistance for bringing systems into compliance with the NIEM / Global Justice XML Data Model. This item also includes training for programmers on the NIEM / Global Justice XML Data Model, the cost of overtime to attend the training, and costs related to on-site training to State and/or local units of government.