Capitol Correspondence - 06.12.17

DHS Announces FY2017 Preparedness Grants

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On June 6, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced ten preparedness grant programs totaling $1.6 billion. The grant programs provide funding to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as transportation authorities, nonprofit organizations, and the private sector, to improve the nation’s readiness in preventing, protecting against, responding to, recovering from and mitigating terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.  

Because older adults and people with disabilities will be affected by the programs and systems developed through these grants, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) encourages all of the aging and disability partners to learn more about their state, tribal, or local efforts to secure this funding, and to get involved to ensure the people we serve are represented in these efforts. 

The Notices of Funding Opportunity for these grants can be found at (expand the last link on the page.  Further information can be found on