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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential NSGP applicants and sub-applicants to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2024 NSGP. The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.


The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) will host the 9th Annual Tribal Nations Training Week at the CDP campus in Anniston, Alabama. CDP training is completely funded for state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency responders to include roundtrip airfare, meals, lodging, training, and any equipment required during training.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all potential NSGP applicants and sub-applicants to participate in one of the upcoming technical assistance webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2024 NSGP. The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.

Preparedness Tips

  • Floods: A few inches of water in a 1,000-square foot home could cost more than $10,000 in repairs and replacement of personal possessions. Homeowner’s insurance doesn’t cover most floods. Learn more.
  • Hurricanes:  Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem. Make sure everyone in your household knows your hurricane plans, evacuation routes, and has several ways to receive alerts. There are also things you can do to strengthen your home ahead of time. Learn more.
  • Extreme heat: Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness, especially for older adults, children and sick or overweight individuals who are at greater risk. You can also take steps to weatherize your home ahead of time to keep the heat out. When dealing with excessive heat be sure to drink lots of water, avoid strenuous activity in the middle of the day and never leave children or pets in the car. Learn more.
  • Thunderstorms and lightning: Strengthen your home by cutting down or trimming trees that may be in danger of falling on your home. Sign up for your community’s warning system and when the thunder roars, go indoors and avoid using electronic devices and running water. Learn more.
  • Tornadoes: Sign up for your community’s warning system. If under a tornado warning, immediately go to a safe shelter such as a small, interior, windowless room or basement on the lowest level of a sturdy building. Learn more.

Press Releases and Fact Sheets

For families and households affected by the Dec. 17 – 21 severe storm and flooding, FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) may not compensate for everything lost or damaged by the disaster, but it can lend a helping hand to recovery. Here are a few things to keep in mind:
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One month after the president issued a federal disaster declaration for the state of Maine for the severe storm and flooding that took place December 17-21, 2023, more than $3.6 million has been approved to help 630 applicants in Androscoggin, Franklin, Kennebec, Oxford and Somerset counties. Disaster recovery specialists have been in the field, visiting over three dozen communities so far, to make sure affected residents receive all assistance for which they may be eligible.
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Applicants who have received federal disaster assistance for the Dec. 17 – 21, 2023 severe storm and flooding are required to use the money for its intended purpose only.
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