The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
Uses and Use Restrictions
Property grants to provide Public Alert Radios to schools in designated geographic areas.
Schools located in geographic locations identified by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.12372.
Public Alert Radios will be provided on the basis of available funding to the schools located in geographic locations identified by DHS.
Radios will be distributed to selected schools accompanied by a letter, and a brochure explaining the program's purpose and use of the radio. Recipients will be instructed to respond by e-mail to confirm receipt and acceptance of property, and to agree that the radios will be used to receive 'all hazards' public warnings.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Formula and Matching Requirements
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Post Assistance Requirements
Eligible schools who receive a public alert radio, will respond by e-mail to the administering program office, confirming receipt of the Public Alert Radio and acceptance for its intended use.
FY 07 $2,929,847; FY 08 est $1,500,000; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Regional or Local Office
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane SW, Bldg. # 410, Washington, DC 20528.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
DHS will determine the allocation of radios based on the funding and the schools located in the geographic areas designated by DHS, eligible to receive a public alert radio.
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