We're a volunteer Dive Search & Rescue Team and are at a stumbling block looking for equipment funding sources thru FEMA/HS. We're sanctioned thru the County Department of Emergency Management here and serious about what we're tasked with doing.
Any suggestions for where to go, specifically, for Grants for dive equipment, watercraft and vehicles would be greatly appreciated. I've been pointed to DRI, who re-directs me to HS, etc. That's like looking for a small child in the middle of a massive concert crowd.
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05-29-2009, 02:20 PM #1
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- Kitsap County, Washington
Looking for Dive Rescue Team Funding info/help
06-12-2009, 12:58 PM #2
Dive Team Grants
You might look at:
Also, there is a port security grant that is available. The following was posted last night at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SAR-Diver/
Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
NOTE: Completed applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM ET, June
The ARRA is an economic stimulus package that was designed to jumpstart the U.S.
economy, create or save millions of jobs, and put a down payment on addressing
long-neglected challenges nationally. Funds received under this Act are intended
to support these goals, and unprecedented levels of transparency, oversight, and
accountability are required of the expenditure of Act dollars.
The purpose of the FY 2009 ARRA PSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based
effort to protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, particularly
attacks using explosives and non-conventional threats that could cause major
disruption to commerce.
Eligibility and Funding
Total Funding Available: $150,000,000
Seven port areas have been selected as Group I (highest risk), forty-seven port
areas have been selected as Group II and thirty-six port areas have been
selected as Group III. Each Group I, Group II and Group III port area will
compete for funding identified in their corresponding Group. These amounts are
based upon the FY 2009 DHS risk analysis model. This will allow applicants to
submit Investment Justifications (IJs) for projects without being confined to a
set dollar amount, providing DHS the opportunity to conduct field and national
reviews of each project and make awards based on the two overarching priorities
of the ARRA PSGP, risk-based funding and regional security cooperation, as well
as evaluating the extent to which each IJ buys-down risk for their port area.
Ports not identified in Group I, II or III are eligible to apply as an "All
Other Port Areas" applicant. "All Other Port Areas" will compete for the funding
identified in this Group. "All Other Port Areas" included within Group I, II or
III's Area Maritime Security Plans (AMSP) are allowed to receive grant funds
from their geographically proximate higher Group if the project has regional
impact across the entire port area, but not from both funding groups for the
Under a fifth group, eligible ferry systems may also apply for funding.
The Fiduciary Agent process will not be utilized in the ARRA PSGP. Eligible
applicants will apply directly to FEMA for funding under this program.
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