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2011 Information Bulletins

The purpose of this Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Information Bulletins (IB) section is to provide access to GPD Information Bulletins released in 2011.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 364: Supplemental Resource: Support for Public-Private Collaboration and Public Private Representative

This purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to emphasize the release of the Supplemental Resource: Support for Public-Private Collaboration that was released on May 19, 2011 as part of the Homeland Security Grant Program.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 351: National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 Review Requirements for Communication Facilities

This Information Bulletin (IB) provides guidance on the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) Section 106 review requirements for GPD grant funded projects involving communication facilities.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 352: Timeliness of Grantee Drawdowns

The Grants Program Directorate (GPD) is requesting that, whenever possible, grantees draw down funds no less than on a quarterly basis.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 353: Citizen Corps Program - Recent Changes made to the Authorized Equipment List

This Information Bulletin (IB) serves to notify grantees and sub-grantees that as of December 8, 2010, the roster of allowable equipment contained in the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - Citizen Corps Program (CCP) has been modified.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 354: Extension Requests for FY 2006 Preparedness Grant Programs

This Information Bulletin applies to the following FY 2006 preparedness grant programs: HSGP, EMPG, BZPP, Chem-BZPP, OPSG, PSGP, TSGP, IPR, and IBSGP

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 355: Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program Second Year Extension Process

In November 2009, Information Bulletin (IB) No. 337 announced that President Obama signed P.L. #111-96 into law to allow PSIC funding to remain available for the completion of approved PSIC projects until September 30, 2011, and the possibility of an additional one-year period of performance extension to September 30, 2012.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 356: Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Screening Form

This Information Bulletin (IB) announces that the FEMA Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) has revised the EHP Screening Form (FEMA Form Number 024-0-1: OMB Number 1660-0115).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 357: FY 2011 Preparedness Grant Programs Update

As you are aware, the Federal government has been operating without a final Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Appropriations Act and has continued operations under several continuing resolutions since October 1, 2010. The current continuing resolution is in effect until March 18, 2011, at which point the Federal government will need additional funding to continue services.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 358: 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 clarify the implementation of the PRICE Act in regard to the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP), Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG), and provides examples of how to account for typical personnel costs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 359: Sensitive Security Information Guidance

FEMA is issuing this bulletin to emphasize the importance of properly marking SSI in grant application materials and in submissions of data and information under transparency requirements or for reporting under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), P.L.111 - 5.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 360: Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Fiduciary Agent (FA) Investment Justification Submission Procedure for FY 2007 Supplemental through FY 2010 Grant Awards

Due to on-going information technology challenges with the DHS Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) and the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Community of Interest (COI) the following procedures are effective immediately for the submission of Investment Justifications, Detailed Budgets, and Captain of the Port (COTP) Field Review forms for Group I and II Port Areas.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 361: Integrating Disability Access and Functional Needs Efforts in Grant Applications

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to emphasize the importance and heighten the awareness of integrating those with disabilities, and others with access and functional needs into local and state government homeland security and emergency preparedness programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 362: Fiscal Year 2011 Program Guidance and Application Kits

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) and National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are pleased to announce the availability of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Program Guidance and Application Kits.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 363: Memorandum of Agreement between the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Transportation Security Administration

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to inform cognizant agencies and organizations of a recent Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 365: Management and Administration (M&A) Costs in the Homeland Security Grant Program

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to clarify Management and Administration (M&A) costs associated with the FY 2011 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 366: Clarification of FY11 Exercise Guidance

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to clarify the exercise guidance included in the following FY11 grant packages:

• Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)

• Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP)

• Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

• Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)

• Intercity Passenger Rail (AMTRAK)

• Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)

• Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)

• Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 367: Impact of National Terrorism Advisory System on Homeland Security Grant Programs

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to provide information about how the implementation of NTAS impacts the use of operational overtime costs allowed under FEMA grant programs resulting from an NTAS alert.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 368: Fiscal Year 2007 Through Fiscal Year 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative Fiscal Year 2007 Through Fiscal Year 2011 Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program-Standard Form 425 Expenditure and Unobligated Activity Reporting

This Information Bulletin is to advise you that in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, OMB Circulars, and program guidance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), will be reviewing all financial data required on the Standard Form (SF) 425 to include current commitments, obligations, unliquidated obligations, and expenditure information under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program. This financial information is needed to ensure SF425 completeness, as well as to assist FEMA in further assessing the UASI grant program. This requirement applies to all State Administrative Agency (SAA) recipients of UASI funds from FY 2007 through FY 2011.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 369: Financial Reporting FEMA Grant Programs – Federal Financial Report Standard Form 425

This Information Bulletin is to advise you that in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations, OMB Circulars, and program guidance, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), will be reviewing all financial data required on the Standard Form (SF) 425.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 370: Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Grant Programs Allocation Announcement

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) and National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are pleased to announce final FY 2011 grant allocations for the following grant programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 371: Streamlined submission of Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Review Packets and Narrowbanding EHP Requirements

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to advise grantees of four streamlining improvements to the EHP review process for the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 372: Changes to Grants.gov

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to inform the grantee community of some recent changes to Grants.gov that may impact future grant applications. On August 9th, 2011, Grants.gov implemented the enforcement of active Central Contractor Registration (CCR) accounts in order to submit applications to Grants.gov. This change affects all federal grant programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 373: Ensuring Training on Counter Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism is Consistent with USG and DHS Policy

The purpose of this Information Bulletin (IB) is to emphasize the importance and heighten the awareness of ensuring that all training, presentations, and speakers used regarding Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) are consistent with US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and US Government (USG) policy. Our approach to countering violent extremism emphasizes the strength of local communities. We begin with the premise that well-informed and - equipped families, communities, and local institutions represent the best defense against terrorist ideologies and violent extremists. While our primary purpose is to disrupt and deter terrorism and violent extremism, we also support strong and resilient communities as important ends in themselves.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 374: Financial Reporting on FEMA Grant Programs – Federal Financial Report Standard Form 425

This Information Bulletin (IB) is to advise you that in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, and program guidance, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), will be reviewing all financial data required on the Standard Form (SF) 425.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 375: Impact of the Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) Migration on December 2011 Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR)

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to notify Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) grantees who submit semi-annual program progress reports through the Grants Reporting Tool (GRT) of GPD’s GRT data migration initiative, and its impact on the December 2011 Biannual Strategy Implementation Report (BSIR) module availability and submission deadline.

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