DHS Announces Grant Guidance For Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Preparedness Grants [April 2, 2015] [open pdf - 172KB]
On April 2, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security issued the following press release: "WASHINGTON-Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today announced the release of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Notices of Funding Opportunity for nine DHS preparedness grant programs totaling more than $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation's readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies. The grants reflect the Department's focus on implementation of an all-of-nation, whole-community approach to the building, sustainment, and delivery of those core capabilities essential to achieving a secure and resilient nation. 'The FY 2015 homeland security grants demonstrate the Department's continued commitment to strengthening our nation's ability to prepare and respond to a wide variety of emergencies,' said Secretary Johnson. 'These grant programs reflect the Department's strong partnerships across all levels of government and the private sector in order to ensure we remain vigilant in an ever-changing threat environment.' The FY 2015 grant guidance will continue to focus on the nation's highest risk areas, including urban areas that face the most significant threats. For FY 2015, the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) will enhance regional preparedness and capabilities by funding 28 high-threat, high-density urban areas. This represents Congressional intent to limit FY 2015 UASI funding to those Urban Areas that represent up to 85% of the nationwide risk, as stated in the Explanatory Statement accompanying the Department's appropriations act. "
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