The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants (HSNTP/CTG). The FY 2018 Continuing Training Grant Program opens Wednesday, July 25, 2018, and closes Friday, August 24, 2018.
The 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 a secure and resilient nation.
The HSNTP/CTG will provide $8 million to qualified applicants who can help improve the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from all-hazards events.
The HSNTP/CTG Program is administered by FEMA’s National Training and Education Division. FEMA will continue to prioritize funding for Tribal and Rural Preparedness training programs and may make awards in all or some of the other identified focus areas below contingent upon the evaluation of proposals received.
- Economic Recovery;
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management; and
- Tribal and Rural 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 2017, 25 eligible applicants competed and FEMA made four awards. There is no pre-determined number of awards.
Funding is provided as cooperative agreements and awarded directly to the selected applicants. Final awards will be announced by September 30, 2018.
For more information on this opportunity, and to download an application package, go to www.grants.gov. On Grants.gov, you can find this opportunity by selecting Browse Agencies, and then select the Department of Homeland Security. In the Basic Search Criteria, in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance box, enter 97.005; from there, select the Continuing Training Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.
FY 2018 CTG grant applications are due no later than August 24, 2018. Submissions must be made through Grants.gov.
FEMA will announce award recipients following the application period and awards determination. Final awards will be publicly announced no later than September 30, 2018.
For additional information, please contact Chris Rizzuto at 202-786-9450, Andrew White at 202-786-9650, or Kennedi Greenwood at 202-447-5848.