State and Local Homeland Security National Training Program

 

The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), Continuing Training Grants (CTG) plays an important role in the National Preparedness System to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities in order to achieve the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal). The Goal is ?a secure and resilient Nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk?. The objective of the National Preparedness System is to facilitate an integrated, whole community, risk-informed, capabilities-based approach to preparedness. The FY 2019 HSNTP CTG program provides funding to eligible applicants to target training solutions that are available and accessible to a nationwide audience to address emerging threats (specifically cybersecurity) and Community Lifelines (Lifelines) and specifically for Food, Water and Sheltering, Communications and Transportation Lifelines. Lifelines allow for decision makers to rapidly determine whether an incident is large or complex; prioritize and focus response efforts to maintain or restore the most critical services and infrastructure; ensure limited resources can go toward a common goal that requires involvement across the whole community and promote a response that fosters better integration and communication across the whole community since lifeline management transcends public and private sector boundaries. Objectives The FY 2019 HSNTP CTG program?s purpose is to develop and deliver FEMA training that addresses the gaps that inhibit stabilization of Community Lifelines for the greatest impact on the Nation?s preparedness. FEMA and the CTG recipients will concentrate on long-term gaps?including rising disaster costs, new technology, an older and more diverse population, and cybersecurity. Having this focus during and after a disaster, rather than fixating on specific threats and hazards, enables communities to build a culture of preparedness and ready the Nation for catastrophic disasters. Communities must focus finite resources on mitigating damages to seven lifelines. When they are disrupted, impacts to survivors erupt. Solutions require cross-sector coordination to unify the efforts of government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector. Lifelines provide an integrated framework across our missions. CTG applicants should effectively communicate how their proposed training will directly contribute to these critical functions. National Domestic Preparedness Consortium The National Domestic Preparedness Consortium duties as established and authorized are to identify, develop, test and deliver training to state, local, territorial and tribal emergency response providers; provide on-site and mobile training at the awareness, performance and management and planning levels; and facilitate the delivery of training by the training partners of the Department of Homeland Security. The Department of Homeland Security Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Homeland Security National Training Program (HSNTP), National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) provides funding to eligible applicants to develop and deliver training solutions to address national preparedness gaps, map training to the core capabilities, and ensure training is available and accessible to a nationwide audience. The FY 2019 NDPC plays an important role in the National Preparedness System to build, sustain, and deliver core capabilities to achieve the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal). The Goal is ?a secure and resilient nation with the capabilities required across the whole community to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk?. The objective of the National Preparedness System is to facilitate an integrated, whole community, risk-informed, capabilities-based approach to preparedness. Complex and far-reaching threats and hazards require the engagement of individuals, families, communities, private and nonprofit sectors, faith-based. The FY 2019 NDPC will highlight lessons learned from the catastrophic disasters of 2017. The purpose is to ensure all FEMA training partners utilize a unified approach and work together on a national level to address the challenges with the greatest impact on the nation?s preparedness. Although the 2017 disaster season was characterized by major hurricanes and wildfires, future seasons could be defined by other types of incidents. Through collaboration, FEMA and the NDPC members will address long-term trends that influence national preparedness?including rising disaster costs, new technology, an older and more diverse population, and emerging threats such as cybersecurity. Focusing on capabilities rather than specific threats and hazards enables communities to build a culture of preparedness and ready the nation for catastrophic disasters.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.005
Federal Agency/Office
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 DHS/FEMA will award cooperative agreements to five NDPC members resulting in the continued development and delivery of homeland security training to address topics such as the development of pre-incident and post-disaster plans, natural disaster response, incident command, cybersecurity, chemical and biological hazard response, radiological response, planning and response to bombings, and response to crude by rail incidents. Additionally, within the CTG program DHS/FEMA is planning to award cooperative agreements to develop and deliver training to address gaps in cybersecurity, hazardous materials, economic recovery, and rural preparedness. In FY 2016 DHS/FEMA awarded cooperative agreements to five NDPC members resulting in the continued development and delivery of homeland security training to address topics such as the development of pre-incident and post-disaster plans, natural disaster response, incident command, cybersecurity, chemical and biological hazard response, radiological response, planning and response to bombings, and response to crude by rail incidents. Additionally, within the CTG program DHS/FEMA awarded five cooperative agreements to develop and deliver training to address gaps in cybersecurity, hazardous materials, economic recovery, and rural preparedness.
Fiscal Year 2017 DHS/FEMA will award cooperative agreements to five NDPC members resulting in the continued development and delivery of homeland security training to address topics such as the development of pre-incident and post-disaster plans, natural disaster response, incident command, cybersecurity, chemical and biological hazard response, radiological response, planning and response to bombings, and response to crude by rail incidents. Additionally, within the CTG program DHS/FEMA is planning to award cooperative agreements to develop and deliver training to address gaps in cybersecurity, hazardous materials, economic recovery, and rural preparedness.
Fiscal Year 2018 In FY18, the NDPC trained 192,370 of the Nation’s first responders, emergency managers, local, state, and tribal leaders, and other whole community members to reduce vulnerability to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and all-hazard high-consequence events.
Fiscal Year 2019 Since FY 2012, $63,800,000 has been invested, through the CTG program, resulting in training for responders, emergency managers, local, tribal, and state leaders to address a multitude of threat and hazards. For example, in FY 2018 over 12,000 students from rural and tribal communities received training through 30 unique courses, developed and delivered by the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, a CTG recipient.
Authorization
Section 1204 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, Public Law 110-53, 6 U.S.C. 1102
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The HSNTP/NDPC is a closed solicitation, available only to eligible organizations. Non-Federal members that make up the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) which consist of the following institutions: Louisiana State University, Texas A&M, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, and the University of Hawaii. The Continuing Training Grants (CTG) program is an open competition to develop and deliver training in selected focus areas. Through the CTG, FEMA identifies important focus areas for applicants to use in the development of their application. Applicants may submit only one application per focus area. Applications will undergo a review to determine whether all required guidelines are followed and selection criteria are met. The full application review process will conclude with a rigorous, competitive review process used to select programs for recommendation for award. NDPC To receive funding under this program, recipients must be members of the NDPC as defined by 6 U.S.C. SS 1102PC
Beneficiary Eligibility
State and Local units of government, public non-profits, and Federally recognized tribal entities.
Credentials/Documentation
Training Expertise. Applicants must currently administer an existing training program, consistent with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), relevant to the selected Training Topic(s), or have demonstrable expertise to create and administer a training program capable of developing and delivering training for a national whole community audience, relevant to the selected Training Topic(s). For the purposes of the CTG program, the minimum standard for training expertise is defined as the principal activities that an organization conducts which are primarily focused on the development and delivery of training for an external audience, but may include an internal audience, resulting in a change or increase of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. Training types/modes that meet this definition include web-based training, instructor-led courses conducted in classrooms and/or training areas (to include mobile courses), and seminars and workshops that measure a change in knowledge, skill, and/or abilities. Drill and exercise-only type activities, without a learning component, do not meet the definition of training expertise for the CTG program. Organizations that do not describe suitable expertise in training are ineligible. Organizational Partnerships. Eligible applicants may apply individually or as the submitting member (e.g., executive agent) of a partnership such as a consortium. However, only one organization may serve as the applicant.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. An environmental impact statement is required for this listing. An environmental impact assessment is required for this listing. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the HSNTP NDPC and CTG Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Appeals
Refer to HSNTP NDPC and CTG NOFOs.
Renewals
One-year extensions of some awards. Refer to HSNTP CTG NOFO.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the HSNTP and CTG NOFO.
How may assistance be used?
Provides funding through cooperative agreements to the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, and Continuing Training Grants program for the purpose of the development and delivery of all-hazards training for Federal, State, local, and tribal emergency responders. Refer to the NDPC and CTG Funding Opportunity Announcements for specific information on eligibility.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Performance Reports: Semi-Annual Progress Reports (SAPR) are required semi-annually and due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 with a reporting period of January 1 through June 30, and January 30 with a reporting period of July 1 through December 31) for the life of the award. Final SAPR report is due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503 These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to HSNTP NDPC and CTG NOFOs. Refer to HSNTP NDPC and CTG NOFOs.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
National Preparedness Directorate (NPD), Grants Program Directorate (GPD), FEMA
National Training and Education Division
400 C Street SW

Washington, DC 20472 US
askcsid@dhs.gov
Phone: (1-800) 368-6498
Website Address
http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0560-0-1-999
Obligations
(Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$87,000,000.00; FY 19 est $87,000,000.00; FY 20 est $8,000,000.00; FY 17$87,000,000.00; FY 16$87,521,000.00; - (Cooperative Agreements) FY 18$101,000,000.00; FY 19 est $101,000,000.00; FY 20 est $101,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$5,000,000 (low) to $25,000,000 (high).
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Refer to HSNTP NDPC and CTG NOFO.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2018 Education/Training: training solutions addressing the following focus areas: Cybersecurity, Economic Recovery, Housing, Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Rural & Tribal Preparedness.
Fiscal Year 2019 Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC) www.teex.org/nerrtconline: AWR-111-W (Awareness) Basic Emergency Medical Services Concepts for Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Events AWR-138-W Network Assurance AWR-139-W Digital Forensics Basics AWR-160-W WMD/Terrorism Awareness for Emergency Responders AWR-168-W Cyber Law and White Collar Crime AWR-169-W Cyber Incident Analysis and Response AWR-173-W Information Security Basics AWR-174-W Cyber Ethics AWR-175-W Information Security for Everyone AWR-176-W Disaster Recovery for Information Systems AWR-177-W Information Risk Management AWR-178-W Secure Software

 


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