FY22 Homeland Security Community Project Funding Request

Please read before providing all requested information.

The following accounts are eligible for funding:

1) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Projects

Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program will be considered for funding, including the cost-share requirement and environmental and historic preservation requirements, as applicable.  For any projects designated for funding in the final fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, the state agency responsible for administering mitigation grants in the requestor’s state must submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and that entity will serve as the administrative agent for the grant. Therefore, all project proposals must be accompanied by a letter of support from the appropriate state agency affirming that it believes the project is eligible. 

Please pay careful attention to FEMA’s eligibility requirements when answering the following questions:

1.         Is the requesting jurisdiction a state, Indian tribal government, local government, or territory as defined by section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122)? 

2.         Is the proposed project eligible under the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant program?

3.         Can the requesting jurisdiction provide the required non-federal cost share, consistent with 2 CFR Sections 200.29, 200.306, and 200.434?

4.         Can the requesting jurisdiction provide a Cost-Benefit Analysis or other documentation that validates cost-effectiveness, which is defined by FEMA as having a Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCA) of 1.0 or greater?  A non-FEMA BCA methodology may only be used if pre-approved by FEMA in writing.

5.         Is the proposed project consistent with the goals and objectives of a FEMA-approved state, territorial, or tribal mitigation plan and the adopted mitigation plan of the local jurisdiction?

6.         Can the recipient describe how the project provides long-term permanent risk-reduction, i.e., it is not used for emergency protective measures?

7.         Can the recipient describe how the project takes into account future conditions?

8.         Can the recipient describe how the project supports the needs of vulnerable populations?

9.         Does the recipient specifically encourage the adoption and enforcement of the latest disaster resistant building codes?

10.       Community engagement and support is crucial in determining which projects are worthy of federal funding.

Please describe or include evidence of community support that were compelling factors in the Member’s decision to submit this project request, including letters of support and any relevant links to information posted on the Member’s website or other online sources.

2) Nonprofit Security Grant Program Projects

Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity and the Preparedness Grants Manual for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) will be considered for funding.  For any projects designated for funding in the final fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, the respective state administrative agency (SAA) must submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the SAA will serve as the administrative agent for the grant. Therefore, all project proposals must be accompanied by a letter of support from the appropriate SAA affirming that it believes the project is eligible. 

Please pay careful attention to FEMA’s eligibility requirements when answering the following questions:

1.         Is the entity for which funding is proposed a non-profit organization as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code?

2.         Is the proposed project eligible under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program per the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity and the Preparedness Grants Manual?

3.         Is the entity for which funding is proposed able to demonstrate that it is at high risk of a terrorist attack?

4.         Does any derogatory information, as well as any potentially mitigating information, exist that would render the entity potentially unsuitable for receiving a grant from the Department of Homeland Security?

5.         Community engagement and support is crucial in determining which projects are worthy of federal funding.

Please describe or include evidence of community support that were compelling factors in the Member’s decision to submit this project request, including letters of support and any relevant links to information posted on the Member’s website or other online sources.

 

3) Emergency Operations Center Grant Program

Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Operations Center Grant Program, including the cost-share requirement and environmental and historic preservation requirements, as applicable, will be considered for funding.  For any projects designated for funding in the final fiscal year 2022 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, the respective state administrative agency (SAA) must submit an application to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and that agency will serve as the administrative agent for the grant. Therefore, all project proposals must be accompanied by a letter of support from the appropriate SSA affirming that it believes the project is eligible. 

Please pay careful attention to FEMA’s eligibility requirements when answering the following questions:

1.         Is the requesting jurisdiction a state, Indian tribal government, or local government as defined by section 102 or 602 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 USC 5122, 5195a?

2.         Is the proposed project eligible under the most recent  Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Emergency Operations Center Grant Program?

3.         Can the requesting jurisdiction provide the required 25 percent non-federal cost share?

4.         Is the requestor in a position to enhance their emergency management capabilities and address their Emergency Operations Center needs?

5.         Community engagement and support is crucial in determining which projects are worthy of federal funding.

Please describe or include evidence of community support that were compelling factors in the Member’s decision to submit this project request, including letters of support and any relevant links to information posted on the Member’s website or other online sources.