Public Alert Radios for Schools


To disseminate public alerts and warnings by providing Public Alert Radios to eligible schools. Public alerts and warnings can be disseminated nationwide, regionally, or locally. This program will: a) expand delivery of public alert services to designated schools; and b) enhance and strengthen the capability of designated schools to provide alert and warning information directly to students and the public.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Not Applicable.
Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009, Public Law 110-329.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Schools located in geographic locations identified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Beneficiary Eligibility
Students (K-12).
Schools located in geographic locations identified by the Deartment of Homeland Security (DHS). This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program. Public Alert Radios will be provided on the basis of available funding to the schools located in geographic locations identified by DHS.
Award Procedure
Radios will be distributed to selected schools accompanied by a letter, and a brochure explaining the program's purpose and use of the radio. Recipients will be instructed to respond by e-mail to confirm receipt and acceptance of property, and to agree that the radios will be used to receive 'all hazards' public warnings.
Not Applicable.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not Applicable.
How are proposals selected?
DHS will determine the allocation of radios based on the funding and the schools located in the geographic areas designated by DHS, eligible to receive a public alert radio.
How may assistance be used?
Property grants to provide Public Alert Radios to schools in designated geographic areas.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Eligible schools who receive a public alert radio, will respond by e-mail to the administering program office, confirming receipt of the Public Alert Radio and acceptance for its intended use. Cash reports are not applicable. Progress reports are not applicable. Expenditure reports are not applicable. Performance monitoring is not applicable.
Not Applicable.
Not applicable.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance document. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Eligible schools receive a public alert radio.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
See Regional Agency Offices.
Headquarters Office
Mr. Brendan Shields, Alternate: Mark Paese 245 Murray Lane, Bldg #410, Washington, District of Columbia 20528 Phone: 202-282-8396 or 301-713-1824
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 08 $1,500,000; FY 09 est $0; FY 10 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not applicable.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not Applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.


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