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Kalispel Tribe of Indians

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Swinomish Indian Tribal Community

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Village Council of Mekoryuk, Alaska

Welcome to the Grant Opportunities page. Here you will find information about current grants and programs that Tribes can use to fund emergency management programs and for disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recover.

If you aware of any grant opportunities that are not listed here, please let us by e-mailing .


FY 2012 Preparedness Grant Program Information



FEMA provides state and local governments with preparedness program funding in the form of Non-Disaster Grants to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from a weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices and cyber attacks. To apply, go to


FY 2011 Preparedness Grant Program Information



List of Programs for FY 2011


A conference call will also be hosted by the WA State Emergency Management Division, Homeland Security Section on January 12, 2010 at 10:00 am. The purpose of the conference call will be to answer questions related to the grant opportunities listed below. To join the conference call:

Conference bridge: 253-512-7191

Pass code: 052220


FFY2010 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) grant program ($10,157,500 available nationally)

Eligibility: Tribal and local governments with principal EOCs

Grant specific requirements and priorities:

  • Maximum individual award is $1,000,000 for construction projects (defined as building a new facility or any changes to the footprint (change from 2009) of an existing facility) or $250,000 for renovation projects (defined as internal improvements to an existing facility)
  • Consideration will be given to those projects that are not already receiving prior years’ EOC Grant Program or EMPG Program funding specifically designated as EOC renovation
  • The grant requires a 75% federal, 25% non-federal cash or in-kind match
  • All construction/renovation projects are subject to environmental and historic preservation compliance requirements and must be reviewed and approved by FEMA prior to project initiation

Application timeline:

  • January 8, 2010 – notify EMD of intent to apply
  • January 29, 2010 – applications received by SAA/EMD

For further information: Sierra Wardell, (253) 512-7121,


FFY2010 Interoperable Emergency Communications (IECGP) grant program ($1,067,000 available for WA State)

Eligibility: Tribal, regional and local jurisdictions, and state agencies

Grant specific requirements and priorities:

  • Activities must be integral to interoperable emergency communications and must be aligned with the Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) goals, objectives and initiatives;
  • Leadership and governance, and common operational planning and protocols;
  • Emergency responder skills and capabilities development through training and exercise.

 Application timeline:

  • January 25, 2010 – applications received by SAA/EMD

 For further information: Blessing Guillermo, (253) 512-7463,


FFY2010 Operation Stonegarden Grant Program (OPSG) ($60,000,000 available nationally)

 Eligibility: Local units of government at the county and Federally-recognized tribal governments bordering Canada and with international water borders

 Grant specific requirements and priorities:

§  Increasing capability to prevent, protect against, and respond to border security issues;

§  Encouraging local operational objectives and capabilities to enhance national and state homeland security strategies;

§  Increasing coordination and collaboration among federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies;

§  Continuing the distinct capability enhancements required for border security and border protection;

§  Providing intelligence-based operations through CBP/Border Patrol Sector Level experts to ensure safety and operational oversight of federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies participating in OPSG operational activities;

§  Supporting a request to the Governor to activate, deploy, or redeploy specialized National Guard Units and/or elements of State law enforcement to increase or augment operational activities;

§  Continuing to increase operational, material and technological readiness of State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies.

 Application timeline:

§  March 19, 2010 – Operations Orders must be received by SAA/EMD

 For further information: Kyle Bustad, (253) 512-7461,


FFY2010 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) (Up to $10,000,000 available nationally)

 Eligibility: Directly eligible tribe as defined by the 9/11 Act

 Grant specific requirements and priorities:

§  The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) provides funds to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks;

§  Pursuant to the 9/11 Act, a directly eligible tribe applying for a grant shall designate an individual to serve as a tribal liaison with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other Federal, State, local, and regional government officials concerning preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to acts of terrorism;

§  Investments may be submitted towards all eight national priorities.

 Application timeline:

§  April 19, 2010 – Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm EDT to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security;

§  The on-line application must be completed and submitted directly to DHS/FEMA using

 For further information:

§  Eligibility inquiries: DHS Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID), (800) 368-6498,

§  Guidance and Application Kit may be found at

§  FEMA Region 10, Andrew Hendrickson, (425) 487-4784,

§  WA State Emergency Management Div, Homeland Security Section, Don MacSparran, (253) 512-7468,


FFY2010 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)


§  Local and tribal emergency management organizations established by ordinance or resolution passed by the local legislative or governing body;

§  Shall have a current Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, or approved schedule for plan development or maintenance;

§  The director or coordinator of the emergency management organization for which EMPG funds are sought shall be a full-time or part-time employee of the emergency management organization;


Grant specific requirements and priorities:

§  To support efforts to enhance and sustain all-hazards emergency management capabilities;

§  The emergency management organization must have a separate budget for the emergency management program and will be required to present a breakout of ONLY the local (non-federal) funds that have been committed to the program for calendar year 2010.

§  A breakout of how the organization anticipates using its EMPG award will be required. 

§  EMPG funds require a dollar for dollar match (50% local and 50% federal funds). Other federal funds cannot be used to match EMPG funds. The match can be either a cash or in-kind match.

§  All expenditures must be for activities/costs directly related to an approved scope of work in the application and incurred during the performance period. 

 Application timeline: Expect detailed application guidelines in early January 2010.

 1.      Applications are due Friday, February 26, 2010 and must be submitted via email to the EMPG Program Manager, Charma Anderson,  Please include the 1) Excel Application Workbook, 2) Ordinance or Resolution, 3) Organizational Chart (if you choose not to use the chart in the workbook) and 4) Indirect Rate Agreement.


2010 WA EMPG Local and Tribal Guidance.doc
10EMPG Application workbook.xls
2010 Federal EMPG Grant Guidance.pdf

For further information:

§  Program Manager: Charma Anderson, (253) 512-7064,

§  Program Coordinator: Sierra Wardell, (253) 512-7121,

FY 2010 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant

Applications due Aug 14, 2009

For copy of application, please e-mail Ron Wilson at WA EMD:

FY 2009 Emergency Operation Center (EOC) Grant

All competitive and non-competitive Investment Justifications should be submitted by the eligible State, local, or tribal government’s principal EOC to the State Administrative Agency (SAA)no later than 11:59 PM EST, February 6, 2009

More info and Grant Guidance can be found at:
FY 2009 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program

For a list of eligible equipment please see:
Responder Knowlege Base, EOC Grant Allowable Equipment

For more info please contact Charma Anderson at WA EMD:, 253-512-7064

FY 2009 Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)
Announced Nov 5, 2008

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EDT,
March 20, 2009.

The intent of FY 2009 OPSG is to enhance law enforcement preparedness and operational readiness along the borders of the United States.

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FY 2009 State Homeland Security Program - Tribal Supplement
Announced November 6, 2008

Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM EDT,
March 20, 2009

 PURPOSE: The FY 2009 SHSP Tribal provides supplemental funding to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the Nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The NWTEMC received funding from this grant in FY 2008 in order to maintain and expand the Mission of the NWTEMC.

Total Funding Available in FY 2009:  $1,660,000

Grant Application Materials:

  • FY09 SHSP Tribal Program Guidance and Application Kit
    (PDF 227 KB, TXT 131 KB )
  • FY09 SHSP Tribal Investment Justification Template
    (DOC  422 KB)
  • FY09 SHSP Tribal Investment Justification Reference Guide
    PDF 135 KB,  TXT 35 KB )
For more information regarding this grant, please visit the FEMA Grants Page

Interoperable Emergency Communications (IEC) Grant Program
Announced June 27, 2008

Applications must be submitted by email to no later than 5:00 pm, July 10, 2008

All local, regional and tribal entities in Washington State are encouraged to apply for these grant monies to support interoperable emergency communications leadership, governance, protocols, planning, training, and exercise.

 Application requirements and resources for assistance with your grant application are included in the attached grant announcement. Additional information may be reviewed through FEMA at The application template which must be used for your submission will be found at

Below is a summary document which outlines the grant program and the two priorities for this grant:

  1. Priority Group #1 - Leadership and governance
    1. Establishment of formal interoperable emergency communications governance structures
  1. Priority Group #2 – Common planning and operational protocols and emergency responder skills and capabilities
    1. Establishment of common planning and operational protocols
    2. Enhancement of emergency responder skills and capabilities through training and exercises

Grant Opportunity: Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program

FFY09 HMEP Grant Applications
Announced June 27, 2008

Applications due August 22, 2008

Below is the FFY2009 Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness grant application.  Please note the application window ends on 22 August 2008.  We hope to receive many grant applications from the tribes.  The results will be announced in mid-September.  Please Ron Wilson with your questions, or in his absence, Deborah Henderson at (253) 512-6467, or email at

FY 2009 HMEP Grant Application

 Contact info:

Ronald W. Wilson
SERC/LEPC Program Manager
(253) 512-7069 Office
(253) 250-2982 Cell

Emergency Operations Center Grant Program

Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008

Announced June 13, 2008



Amount:  $14,572,500 available for entire country

Performance Period:  36 months

Application Deadline: July 28, 2008 

Below you will find the guidance and Investment Justification (IJ) template for FEMA’s new EOC grant program providing funding for construction and renovation of state, local and tribal EOCs. Also attached you will find an executive summary that summarizes the main points found in the grant guidance.

 Requests for funding under this grant program must be submitted in one application by the State.  If you intend to submit an IJ to request EOC funding for a project under this grant program please provide notice in writing of your intent to apply (e-mail is sufficient) by the end of the day Monday, June 23rd.  You can send your e-mail to Rachel as she will be coordinating the state’s submission.

EMD will develop a timeline and further instructions based on how many agencies intend to apply, but you should plan to submit the final IJ for your project to the state for review, prioritization and submission to FEMA no later than close of business July 10th.  Only one project per EOC is allowed and one IJ is required for each project.

 If you have questions please contact:

Rachel Sova
EMPG Program Manager
Washington State Emergency Management Division
(253) 512-7064 

Executive Summary for FFY08 EOC Grant Guidance
Information Bulletin 290 for EOC Grant
FY 2008 EOC Grant Program.pdf

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)

The 2008 Grant guidance has been added to the WA EMD website. Information and Grant application and materials to apply for the EMPG can be found at the WA EMD's grant webpage: EMPG

A sample Scope-of-Work, provided by the Tulalip Tribes Office of Emergency Mgt., can be found here (you will need Secure login username and password to view): Secure/EMPG-Scope of Work.pdf

Homeland Security Grant:

State Homeland Security Program – Supplemental Guidance for Tribal Applicants

Purpose: This core assistance program provides funds to build capabilities at the tribal levels through planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise activities.  SHSP also supports the implementation of homeland security strategies and key elements of the national preparedness architecture, including the National Preparedness Guidelines, the National Incident Management System and the National Response Framework.

Eligible Applicants: Please refer to Page Nine of the Supplemental Guidance for Tribal Applicants to determine eligible applicants.

  • FY08 SHSP Supplemental Guidance for Tribal Applicants
    (PDF 395 KB, TXT 125 KB )
  • FY08 SHSP Tribal Investment Justification Reference Guide
    (PDF 317 KB, TXT 57 KB )
  • FY08 SHSP Tribal Investment Justification Worksheet
    (PDF 427 KB, TXT 107 KB, DOC 2.8 MB )

The NWTEMC, on behalf of the 29 Tribes of Washington, have submitted a Tribal grant for the SHSP. The view a copy of the grant, click here (you will need Login and Password. It can also be found on the SECURE page.

Hazard Mitigation Grants

Information about these grants can be found at Wa EMD Hazard Mitigation Grants

FEMA's information about Hazard Mitigation Grants can be found here: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program


DR-1734-WA, Disaster Declaration for December 3, 2007 Windstorm and Flooding

Information for this Disaster can be found at the FEMA website: DR-1734-WA

A list of long term contacts for the disaster related assistance programs:

Save These Important Numbers

A news release summarizing assistance to individuals including tribal members to date:


HMGP Program:

As most of you know, WA has had a declaration for the wind/flood/etc. storm from early December.  Whenever there is a presidential disaster declaration, there is funding put into the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) account.  HMGP is the program which funds disaster prevention projects like home elevations as well as mitigation planning efforts. 

The state is getting ready to award funding from the HMGP account.  In order to apply for this funding, jurisdictions (incl. tribes) must submit a Letter of Intent (LoI) to the State.  The deadline for submitting a letter of intent is 2/29/08.  This funding is available statewide.  A fact sheet about this initiative is attached.

Please note that in order to be eligible for project funding, jurisdictions must have an approved Mitigation plan.  Jurisdictions without a plan are eligible to apply for planning funding subject to certain conditions.

So if your Tribe is interested in this funding or has questions about the HMGP, I encourage you to contact Mark Stewart with the State Emergency Management office.  Mark’s office phone number is 253-512-7072 or he can be reached via email at


Feb. 29, 2008, 5 p.m.

Letters of Intent must be submitted to and received by State EMD  via fax, email, or postal mail.  Late LOIs will not be considered.


HMGP Fact Sheet.pdf

HMGP Timeline DR-1734.doc
Planning Letter-of-Intent DR-1734.doc
Project Letter-of-Intent DR-1734.doc

Department of Homeland Security Announces Application Period for FY 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants

The Department of Homeland Security's Grant Programs Directorate will begin accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) beginning March 3, 2008, at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EST) with the deadline for receipt of the applications no later than April 4, 2008, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The AFG, which will be distributed in phases throughout FY 2008, will ultimately award approximately $500 million.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Seal


Interested applicants can access the FY 2008 AFG application through the AFG website, the U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) Website ( and the Website ( The website contains important information about the AFG including the FY 2008 funding priorities and program guidance, a web-based tutorial on the application process, a listing of frequently asked questions and other materials. Fire departments that have questions regarding this grant opportunity should contact the Help Desk at 1-866-274-0960 or email to During the application period, Help Desk hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT. Additional Help Desk hours may be added if demand is high.

Eligible applicants for the FY 2008 AFG are limited to fire departments and nonaffiliated emergency medical service (EMS) organizations operating within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, American Samoa and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

Interested applicants may submit two separate applications for consideration under each of the following two program areas:

  • Operations and Safety Program Area: Eligible activities for fire departments and nonaffiliated EMS organizations are limited to training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to facilities.
  • Vehicle Acquisition Program Area: Eligible apparatus available to fire departments under this program area include, but are not limited to, pumpers, brush trucks, tankers/tenders, rescue vehicles, ambulances, quints, aerials, foam units, and fireboats.

The FY 2008 AFG will also allow eligible applicants to submit an additional application for a regional project through which multiple organizations, serving more than one local jurisdiction, may benefit directly from the activities implemented with the grant funds.