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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. 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. 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. 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: 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. 311: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 Program Award and Allocation Announcement for Transportation Infrastructure Security Programs and Additional Preparedness Programs

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is announcing final grant allocations for the following programs: Transit Security Grant Program, Freight Rail Security Grant Program, Intercity Passenger Rail, Port Security Grant Program, Intercity Bus Security Grant Program, Trucking Security Program, Buffer Zone Protection Program, Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program, Emergency Operations Center Grant Program and Driver’s License Security Grant Program.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No 312: Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Draw Down Guidance

The purpose of this Bulletin is twofold: to remind grantees of the importance of prompt draw down of grant funds, and to reiterate the procedures for accessing the automatic payment systems and general information regarding the draw down of funds.

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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. 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. 315: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program Guidance and Application Kits

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the availability of the FY 2009 ARRA Program Guidance and Application Kits.

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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. 317: Proposed Migration of the FEMA Secure Portal to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Homeland Security Information Network (HSIN) (Message # 1)

The FEMA Secure Portal has provided States and territories with a means for collaborating and sharing Sensitive But Unclassified (SBU) information with the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) and Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) in support of homeland security training, exercises, technical assistance, grants, and infrastructure protection programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 318: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 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 2009 grant allocations for the following grant programs:

  • Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) -HSGP: State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) -HSGP: Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) -HSGP: Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) -HSGP: Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
  • State Homeland Security Program Tribal (SHSP Tribal)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
  • Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)
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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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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. 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. 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. 323: Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Operational Packages Final Allocations Announcement

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the final allocations for the FY 2009 ARRA TSGP Operational Packages (OPack).

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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. 325: FEMA GPD Grant Program Accomplishments Report Summary of Initial Findings: FY 2003-2007

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the availability of the FEMA GPD Grant Program Accomplishments Report Summary of Initial Findings: FY 2003-2007.

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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. 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. 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. 329: Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Requirements for Grants

This Information Bulletin (IB) is an update to IB # 271 released in December 2007; it is intended to provide general guidance to grantees on the environmental planning and historic preservation (EHP) review process for the grant programs administered by the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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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. 331: Registration for FederalReporting.gov

Registration for FederalReporting.gov began Monday, August 17, 2009. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding recipient registration opened at www.FederalReporting.gov.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 332: FY 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Transit Security Grant Program Capital Projects, Port Security Grant Program, and Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants Final Allocations Announcement

The Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) within the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is pleased to announce the final allocations for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP) Capital Projects, ARRA Port Security Grant Program (PSGP), and ARRA Assistance to Firefighters Fire Station Construction Grants (SCG).

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 334: Guidance on Providing Grant Funds to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN)

Per the direction of the Executive Office of the President, Office of Management and Budget, all Federal grant and contract recipients are hereby informed of section 163 of the Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2010, Division B of Public Law Number 111-68 (CR). Section 163 states, "None of the funds made available by this joint resolution or any prior Act may be provided to the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), or any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, or allied organizations."

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 335: Completion of Transition from FEMA Secure Portal to the Homeland Security Information Network

This Information Bulletin pertains to all homeland security partners of the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) and the National Preparedness Directorate (NPD) who share or will need to share Sensitive But Unclassified information in the conduct of, or in compliance with, Federal assistance programs managed by GPD and NPD, including all users of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Secure Portal.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 336: Maintenance Costs

Recently, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has examined the issue of sustainment as it relates to purchasing maintenance contracts, warranties, repair or replacement costs, upgrades, and user fees with preparedness grant funding. The purpose of this information bulletin (IB) is to provide up-to-date guidance regarding the use of grant funding for these items.

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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. 338: Fiscal Year 2010 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) 2010 Program Guidance and Application Kits. This bulletin provides details on 13 of the Department’s FY 2010 preparedness grant programs.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 339: Clarifications to Fiscal Year 2010 Program Guidance and Application Kit

Management and Administration (M&A) Limits:  M&A will be implemented exactly as it was in FY 2009 except that grantees may retain and use up to 5% Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funds towards M&A costs and sub grantees may retain and use a similar amount of their sub award for M&A purposes.  Any M&A funds retained are to be used solely for purposes associated with the HSGP award.  No M&A funds may be used to support the FY 2010 OPSG Program.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfInformation Bulletin No. 340: Fiscal Year 2010 Transit Security Grant Program Guidance and Application Kit

The FY 2010 TSGP provides $253,000,000 to the Nation’s high-threat urban areas for enhancement of security measures at critical transit infrastructure including bus, ferry, and rail systems. The purpose of the FY 2010 TSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters, and other emergencies.

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