Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Grants on Rural Community Preparedness

 FEMA Advisory

FEMA Announces Training Grants on Rural Community Preparedness

On June 22, FEMA released the funding notice for $6 million in competitive grants as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Homeland Security National Training Program/Competitive Continuing Training Grants. These grants provide training solutions to address specific national preparedness gaps and increased capacity through training availability. Nonprofit organizations are eligible for this opportunity.

FEMA released the funding notice for $6 million in competitive grants as part of the Fiscal Year 2023 Homeland Security National Training Program, Competitive Continuing Training Grants to support and target training solutions for state, local, tribal and territorial partners. 

The funding notice is posted at Grants will be available to applicants through a competitive process to help improve the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from all-hazards events through training. Applications are welcome from state, local, tribal and territorial governments, along with eligible non-profit organizations to include colleges and universities. 

This year, program focus areas consist of select priority areas with associated emerging threats and gaps that align with strategic priorities. Recipients are expected to incorporate strategic priorities into their training curriculum and training delivery funded through the program to build capability across the nation. For the first time in history of the program, FEMA selected a stand-alone focus area to "Build Tribal Capacities to Improve Readiness and Resilience," as well as another focus area in "Rural Preparedness for Equitable Outcomes." 

Rural Preparedness for Equitable Outcomes

Engaging the whole community requires all members of the community to be part of the emergency management team, including representatives of underserved communities, diverse community members, social and community service groups and institutions, faith-based and disability advocacy groups, academia, professional associations, the private and nonprofit sectors, and government agencies that may not traditionally have been directly involved in emergency management. 

Objective 1.3 of the Rural Preparedness for Equitable Outcomes is to "achieve equitable outcomes for those we serve." Examples of learning solutions include online training, in-person instructor-led training, synchronous, virtual instructor-led training, asynchronous, virtual instructor-led training, or facilitated workshops and seminars.

Eligible applicants include:

• State governments, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territory governments
• City or township governments
• County governments
• Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments (Tribal governments)Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) status
• Nonprofit private institutions of higher education
• Nonprofit national associations and organizations
• Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education

The application period will close at 5 p.m. ET on Aug. 7.

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