WASHINGTON — The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently awarded six training grants for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Continuing Training Grant (CTG) program totaling $11 million. These awards will result in trained and certified members of the whole community to include first responders, emergency managers, technical specialists, community leaders, and tribal and local governments, and it will help prepare them for all types of disasters. The period of performance for the FY 2014 CTG program is 36 months.
The FY 2014 CTG program focuses on the following six areas: Hazardous Materials (HazMat)/Weapons of Mass Destruction; Cybersecurity; Countering Violent Extremism; Maturing Public-Private Partnerships; Medical Readiness/Immediate Victim Care at Mass Casualty Events; and Rural Training.
Rural Training includes the following topics: HazMat; Mass Fatality Planning and Response; Crisis Management for School Based Incidents; Development of Emergency Operations Plans (EOP); Bioterrorism Awareness; and Media Engagement Strategies for First Responders.
Grants were awarded to the following organizations:
International Association of Fire Fighters: $2,170,106
Norwich University Applied Research Institutes: $2,379,124
University of Maryland Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism Consortium: $799,966
Frederick Community College: $1,172,276
George Washington University: $1,308,422
Center for Rural Development: $3,170,106
Information on the FY 2014 CTG program can be found on www.grants.gov by searching under Homeland Security Grants, CFDA #97.005.