FEMA Announces Awards for Training Grants


FEMA announced $8 million in awards for the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants to help improve the nation’s ability to respond to and recover from all-hazards events.

The grant program develops and delivers innovative national-level training programs that play an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System.

The grants provide funding to applicants to target and provide training solutions for responders and emergency managers throughout the country to address emerging threats (specifically cybersecurity) and Community Lifelines.

This highly competitive program attracts applicants from state, local, tribal and territorial governments, along with eligible non-profit organizations to include colleges and universities. The Fiscal Year 2019 award recipients are as follows:

  • Emerging Threats (Cybersecurity): The University of Texas at San Antonio – $1.5 million.

  • Food, Water and Sheltering (Housing): Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness in New York, N.Y.- $1 million.

  • Transportation and Communications (Economic Recovery): International City/County Management Association in Washington, D.C. – $500,000.  

  • Food, Water and Sheltering (Logistics and Supply Chain Management):  

The Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management and Public Safety at Frederick, (Md.) Community College – $1 million.
University of Tennessee – $1 million.

  • All Lifelines (Tribal and Rural Preparedness): The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, Ky. – $3 million.

Additional information is available on FEMA’s Continuing Training Grants webpage.