Funding Opportunities for Homeland Security National Training Program Continuing Training Grants and National Domestic Preparedness Consortium Members


The Federal Emergency Management Agency today announced the release of the Notice of Funding Opportunities for the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants and five of the Homeland Security National Training Program’s National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) members.

The National Training Program/Continuing Training Grant program develops and delivers innovative training programs that are national in scope and play an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of having a secure and resilient nation.

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 115-31) authorizes $26 million for continuing training. Of that total, $18 million is allocated to the Naval Postgraduate School’s Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The remaining $8 million will be used for competitive-grant awards in accordance with congressional guidance to develop and deliver training that addresses priority gaps in core capabilities and responds to specific threats and hazards.

The total grant amount of $8 million is administered by FEMA’s National Training and Education Division and will be available for awards in four focus areas:
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Economic Recovery;
  • Housing; and
  • Rural and Tribal Preparedness.
This highly-competitive program attracts applicants from state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, along with eligible non-profit organizations, to include colleges and universities. In FY 2016, 29 eligible applicants competed and FEMA made five (5) awards.

Funding is provided as cooperative agreements awarded directly to the selected applicants. After the application period closes, FEMA will review applications and make award determinations. The awards will be announced by September 30, 2017.

For more information on this opportunity, and to download an application package, go to www.grants.gov. This opportunity can be found on Grants.gov by selecting Browse Agencies, and then select Department of Homeland Security. In the Basic Search Criteria, in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) box, enter the CFDA number 97.005. Select the Continuing Training Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.

FY 2017 grant applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 26, 2017 Submissions must be made through Grants.gov.

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