Emergency Management/Criminal Justice
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- FEMA released a fact sheet to support the expansion of COVID-19 testing capabilities nationwide (May 5, 2020).
- FEMA provided information on allowable medical care expenses for public assistance.
- FEMA provided information to Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) on best practices during COVID-19 (April 30, 2020).
- FEMA provided guidance on requesting extensions for preparedness grants with a Period of Performance (PoP) for FY16 and FY17. Grantees must submit requests by June 15, 2020.
- FEMA posted an interim rule on standards and procedures for the implementation of the Defense Production Act.
- The White House authorized FEMA to make available crisis counseling assistance and training services, in accordance with section 416 of the Stafford Act (42 U.S.C. 5183) (“crisis counseling services”) (May 1, 2020) and Arizona was included in the administrator approved request.
- FEMA launched a cost share calculator tool for Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) users. (May 1, 2020)
- On April 29, 2020, FEMA released a Memorandum on Repurposing Existing Grants.
- FEMA’s Data Visualization tool: Public Assistance Program Summary of Obligations details expenditures by state and includes COVID-19 response. As of April 28, 2020, total FEMA obligations for Arizona is $61,209,492.
- FEMA releases awards for the Crisis Counseling Assistance Grants These awards are to fund crisis counseling services for stress and anxiety as a result of COVID-19 (April 25, 2020).
- FEMA has published a website called Coronavirus Fact vs. Myth to help the public distinguish between rumors and facts regarding the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Provides Administrative Relief for Several Programs to Address COVID-19. This includes Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). For background and additional information, please see the previous memorandum.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Provides Administrative Relief for Several Programs to Address COVID-19 . This includes assistance to Firefighters Grants, such as Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) and the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) which are allowed for relief, in addition to the relief provided in the previous memorandum.
- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently (April 28, 2020) updated the Coronavirus Emergency Management Best Practice Resources page.
- FEMA announces $100 million in funding and allocations for the Emergency Management Performance Grant Program, COVID-19 Supplemental (EMPG-S). Applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. EDT, April 28, 2020.
- On April 13, 2020 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released their weekly update highlighting their latest strategic and tactical efforts being taken by their offices in response to COVID-19. This includes actions from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), along with several other DHS.
- On April 12, 2020 FEMA released guidance on the purchase and distribution of food eligible for public assistance in response to COVID-19. This guidance provides information on the framework, policy and requirements for determining eligible work and costs for the purchase and distribution of food to ensure consistent implementation.
- FEMA releases advisory (April 09, 2020) regarding an option to transition community-based testing sites (CBTS) for COVID-19 to State management. The States that opt to assume control of federal CBTS would still receive technical assistance from the federal government.
- FEMA issued guidance on short term administrative relief for recipients and subrecipients of financial assistance directly impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) due to loss of operations. The entire March 27, 2020 memorandum can be found here. Additionally, FEMA has also released information regarding the National Guard Title 32 status, released March 29, 2020; the information is for states seeking Federal support for use of the National Guard. FEMA has provided a fact sheet on March 31, 2020 for guidance on eligible emergency medical care activities under the public assistance program. More information is available at www.FEMA.gov.
- For additional information on FEMA’s response to COVID-19, please view the following resources: news releases, fact sheets, and guidance
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