Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)
CEDAP helps meet the equipment needs of smaller jurisdictions by providing communications interoperability, information sharing, chemical detection,
sensors, personal protective equipment, technology, and training in using the equipment, devices, and technology. Awards are made to law enforcement and
emergency responder agencies not currently eligible for funding through the Department’s Urban Areas Security Initiative grant program.
For more information about CEDAP, including a detailed equipment catalog and application information, please visit the Responder Knowledge Base (RKB)
or contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk at 1-800-368-6498 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2007 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) Awards
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced the award of $33.7 million to fund equipment and training for first responders across the nation as
a part of the fiscal year 2007 Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP). Since the program’s inception in 2005, DHS has provided roughly 5,800 direct assistance
awards worth more than $103 million for all hazards in smaller jurisdictions nationwide.
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