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2009 Information Bulletins

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Information Bulletins (IBs) section provides access to GPD IBs released since 2009. IBs provide stakeholders with administrative instructions and guidelines critical to supporting the effectiveness and efficient delivery of FEMA Grant Programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 328: Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Fiduciary Agent (FA) Match Exemption Clarifications for the FY 2007 Supplemental through the FY 2009 Grant Awards.

The purpose of this communication is to clarify the match exemptions for grantees serving as Fiduciary Agents (FAs) for the FY 2007 Supplemental, FY 2008 and the FY 2009 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 330: FY 2009 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) and State Homeland Security Program – Tribal (SHSP-Tribal) Optional Cost Sharing

The FY 2009 HSGP and SHSP-Tribal Guidance and Application Kits offered States, Urban Areas, and Tribes the option of proposing cash or in-kind cost sharing activities as part of their FY 2009 HSGP Investment Justifications. In August 2009, FEMA/Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) issued the FY 2009 HSGP and SHSP-Tribal awards to all grantees. The award documents included a special condition requiring States, Urban Areas, and Tribes to contribute in full any cost share amount that was submitted in the Investment Justifications.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 337: Public Safety Interoperable Communications Grant Program Period of Performance Extension

This Information Bulletin (IB) announces that President Obama has signed into law a statute that extends the period of performance for the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program, which is jointly administered by the Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency. It is important to note that this statute does not result in any new or additional funding for PSIC Investments and associated projects.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 304: Extension Requests for FY 2005 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

FEMA is committed to working with our grantees on providing no-cost extensions to performance periods on our existing preparedness grant programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 305: Opening of Grants.gov to Receive Grant Applications and Extended Due Date for Select Applications

FEMA’s Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is pleased to announce that eligible applicants may now apply through the online Grants.gov system at http://www.grants.gov

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 307: Update on Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Work Plan

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) released the FY 2009 EMPG Guidance and Application Kit on November 5, 2008.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 306: National Preparedness Directorate Training Courses available through the United States Fire Administration, National Fire Academy

The National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) was established to oversee the coordination and development of the capabilities and tools necessary to prepare for all hazards, including terrorism.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No: 308: Revising Backfill-related Overtime Guidelines for Fiscal Year 2008 FEMA Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) Grant Programs

This Information Bulletin revises the FY 2008 guidelines for allowable backfill-related overtime expenses under eligible FEMA GPD grant programs to ensure consistency with FY 2009, FY 2007, and previous fiscal year guidelines.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 309: Allowing for the Purchase of Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Equipment by Selected Grantees in the ECM Pilot Program

The purpose of this memo is to provide an overview of the joint Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – Department of Justice (DOJ) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) effort to establish a domestic ECM capability, identify ongoing efforts by DHS to support the National ECM Program, and to provide further guidance to selected states and urban areas on the use of grant funding to acquire ECM capabilities.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 310: Operation Stonegarden

Since the inception of the Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG), the Department of Homeland Security has provided risk based funding opportunities totaling $135 million dollars to support State, local and Tribal law enforcement agencies along the Southwest and Northern borders of the United States to increase overall border operational readiness.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 322: Port Security Grant Program (PSGP) Cost-Share Requirement Clarification and Waiver Process for FY 2007 Supplemental through FY 2009 Grant Awards.

The purpose of this communication is to clarify the cost-sharing requirement and outline the cost-share waiver process for grantees of the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 324: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden Supplemental (OPSG-S) Guidance and Application Kit

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the availability of the FY 2009 OPSG-S Guidance and Application Kit.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 327: Transit Security Grant Program: Intelligence Analyst Baseline Proficiency

The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to clarify that the baseline proficiency standard for Intelligence Analysts as enumerated in the FY 2007 TSGP Supplemental Program Guidance and Application Kit is not exclusive but, rather, intended to reflect minimum categories of training outlined in Global’s Minimum Criminal Intelligence Training Standards for Law Enforcement and Other Criminal Justice Agencies in the United States.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 314: Availability of PCII-notated Buffer Zone Plans and Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plans

As a part of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP) your state has voluntarily submitted Buffer Zone Plans (BZPs) and Vulnerability Reduction Purchasing Plans (VRPPs) to DHS.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 313: Introduction to Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program Assistance

This Information Bulletin (IB) announces the establishment of PSIC assistance for each of the 56 States and Territories.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 316: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden Allocation Announcement

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing final grant allocations for FY 2009 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 326: Amended FY 2009 SHSP, SHSP Tribal and UASI Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities Minimums

Section 2006 of the 9/11 Act requires FEMA to ensure that not less than 25 percent of total combined funds appropriated for the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) and Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) are used for law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. Therefore, at least $446,875,000 of SHSP (including SHSP Tribal) and UASI funding must be used for law enforcement terrorism prevention activities.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 321: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Guidance Clarification

This bulletin clarifies how the modifications to grant guidance as originally stated in Information Bulletin #310 (released on March 24, 2009) apply to the FY 2009 OPSG Program.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 320: Transit Security Grant Program: Transit Security Provider Review of Investment Justifications

This Information Bulletin (IB) clarifies the responsibility of the Transit Security Provider in reviewing Investment Justifications (IJs) for transit agencies to which they provide security service. This affects the FY 2008 and FY 2009 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Guidance and Application Kits, and the FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) TSGP Guidance and Application Kit.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 319: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP) Reporting Requirement

OEC will provide the most recent updated SCIP Implementation Report on file for your State or territory. Updating the report will meet the reporting requirement referenced in the FY 2009 IECGP Grant Guidance and Application Kit on page 9.

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