Office of Emergency Communications: Fiscal Year 2011, SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants   [open pdf - 617KB]

"In 2010, the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center (ECPC), an interagency body created to improve emergency communications and to promote information sharing among Federal agencies, charged its Grants Focus Group (GFG) with developing common grant guidance for Federal agencies administering emergency communications grants. The GFG developed the ECPC Recommendations for Federal Agencies: Financial Assistance for Emergency Communications which is intended to serve as common grant guidance for Federal agencies, and to ensure consistency in Federal grant policy. The GFG incorporated the policies and standards of the SAFECOM Guidance in the ECPC Recommendations document and shared these policies with Federal agencies administering emergency communications grants. Therefore, Federal agencies that previously used the SAFECOM Guidance to shape grant guidance, should use the ECPC Recommendations document, which is available upon request at ecpc@hq.dhs.gov. As a result, the FY 2011 SAFECOM Guidance focuses primarily on guidance for grantees. The SAFECOM Guidance continues to include information on allowable costs, and standards, terms and conditions of emergency communications grants, as well as best practices to promote interoperability, but primarily addresses stakeholder rather than Federal agency needs."

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