FY 2008 Citizen Corps Program National Emergency Technology Guard (NET Guard) Guidance and Application Kit

Jurisdictions will develop pilot NET Guard Teams to test and further evaluate and develop the NET Guard program concept.

The NET Guard program will build teams of volunteers with IT and communications expertise to assist localities in responding and recovering from incidents that cause significant


damage or destruction to IT and communications infrastructure.

NET Guard Teams will be designed to provide emergency, temporary reconstitution of IT and communications systems, or installation of emergency, temporary IT and communications systems, for governmental entities, private non-profit entities performing governmental functions, and private sector entities providing essential services.

NET Guard teams may also surge additional IT and communications resources to assist entities with emergency IT and communications systems activities.

NET Guard is envisioned as part of the Citizen Corps grassroots network of local volunteer teams, organized in partnership among local public safety, emergency management, non-profit, for profit, and other non-governmental entities, and affiliated with local Citizen Corps Councils.

Projects or initiatives that are eligible for funding under this announcement may or may not involve Geospatial (GIS) issues.
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Agency: Department of Homeland Security - FEMA


Estimated Funding: $80,000

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This financial assistance opportunity is being issued under a Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

CESU’s are partnerships that provide research, technical assistance, and education.

Eligible recipients must be a participating partner of the Rocky Mountain Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit (CESU) Program.

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