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Important information on The Post-Katrina Emergency Reform Act of 2006 changes to FEMA and DHS' organizational structure and included the realigning of several functions into FEMA including the Office of Grants and Training. More info can be located on the FEMA website.

FEMA Announces Fiscal Year 2008 CEDAP Application Period

On May 30, 2008, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) opened the application period for approximately $16 million in equipment and training awards through its 2008 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). Since its inception in fiscal year (FY) 2005, more than $104 million in equipment and training has been awarded through CEDAP to law enforcement agencies, fire departments and other emergency responders.

FY 2008 Preparedness Grants

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the release of application guidance for 14 federal grant programs whose collective purpose is to strengthen prevention, protection, response and recovery capabilities at all levels of government.

For more information on the FY 2008 Preparedness Grants, please visit the Grants section of the FEMA website at http://www.fema.gov/grants.

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