DHS Announces Grant Guidance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Preparedness Grants [May 21, 2013] [open pdf - 157KB]
On May 21, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today announced the release of FY 2013 Funding Opportunity Announcements for eight U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) preparedness grant programs totaling over $1.5 billion to assist states, urban areas, tribal and territorial governments, non-profit agencies, and the private sector in strengthening our nation's ability to prevent, protect, mitigate, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies in support of the National Preparedness Goal and the National Preparedness System. 'The FY 2013 homeland security grants continue the Department's efforts to build and sustain an integrated network of national capabilities to help strengthen the nation against terrorist attacks, natural disasters, and other threats,' said Secretary Napolitano. 'The effective response to the tragic events in Boston underscores the importance of these investments in preparedness activities. This year's grant funding focuses limited resources on achieving the core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal related to prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery.' Within the requirements of the FY 2013 Appropriations Act, the FY 2013 grants guidance will continue to focus on the nation's highest risk areas, including urban areas that face the most significant threats. "
U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/