Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) – Region 5

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Funding Opportunity ID: 316249
Opportunity Number: DHS-19-NPD-111-05-01
Opportunity Title: Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP) – Region 5
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Business and Commerce
Community Development
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Regional Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 97.111
Eligible Applicants: County governments
City or township governments
Special district governments
Independent school districts
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Local Governments (as defined by 2 C.F.R. Section 200.64) located within one of the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) per the Census Bureau's 2017 Population Estimates. Specific information on applicant eligibility is identified in the program notice of funding opportunity.
Agency Code: DHS-DHS
Agency Name: Department of Homeland Security
Department of Homeland Security – FEMA
Posted Date: May 23, 2019
Close Date: Jul 08, 2019
Last Updated Date: May 22, 2019
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 15
Description: The purpose of the RCPGP is to build state and local capacity to manage catastrophic incidents by improving and expanding regional collaboration for catastrophic incident preparedness. The National Response Framework (3rd edition, 2016) (or superseding edition) defines a catastrophic incident as any natural or manmade incident, including terrorism, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the population, infrastructure, environment, economy, national morale, or government functions. The regional interdependencies of effective Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery activities require a cohesive regional approach to catastrophic planning. The objective of RCPGP is to close known capability gaps, encourage innovative regional solutions to issues related to catastrophic incidents, and build on existing regional efforts. Applicants' RCPGP projects should increase capability levels in the Food, Water, and Sheltering Community Lifeline as measured in the Housing or Logistics and Supply Chain Management core capabilities reported through the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)/Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR). Through regional collaboration, the RCPGP supports the development and delivery of projects that address Community Lifelines, which are critical to manage catastrophic incidents. Stabilizing and restoring lifelines in catastrophes requires solutions that go beyond scaling up existing plans and capabilities to maximize the creative power of cross-sector coordination while respecting the roles of private sector partners and agency authorities at all levels of government. To this end, RCPGP applicants are encouraged to develop projects that build a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, and exercising with regional partners across the whole community to improve their collective readiness posture. This program is intended to be regional in nature and benefit multiple States.
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