On February 13th the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 President’s Budget was announced introducing the National Preparedness Grant Program (NPGP); this program seeks to sustain and continue to build on existing capabilities to create a national robust capacity based on cross-jurisdictional and readily deployable state and local assets. In accordance with the President’s Budget for Fiscal Year 2013, and Secretary Napolitano’s expectations within the Department of Homeland Security during the current fiscal environment, FEMA’s FY 2013 budget reflects the Agency’s priorities as we manage existing resources, reduce redundancies, enhance efficiencies, and focus on the programs that help FEMA fulfill its crucial emergency management role for the Nation. FEMA’s proposed FY2013 budget reflects the appropriate balance of enabling FEMA to fulfill its mission while reducing spending in several areas as well as highlighting program efficiency and innovative thinking. Regardless of potential budget limitations in the future, FEMA will continue to fulfill our most important mission to support our citizens and first responders.
The NPGP will require grantees to develop and sustain core capabilities outlined in the National Preparedness Goal rather than work to meet mandates within individual, and often disconnected, grant programs. NPGP will also focus on creating a robust national response capacity based on cross-jurisdictional and readily deployable state and local assets.
FEMA recognizes that the best solutions are generated by the people and the communities who are active participants in the preparedness grants. It is essential that stakeholders actively participate in thought-provoking discussions on the implementation of NPGP, which is why we are asking state, territorial, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, non-governmental and faith-based organizations, access and functional needs community, and others for their input on how to implement the proposed FY13 NPGP.
FEMA wants to hear your ideas and suggestions, to explore concerns as well as thoughts on how to move forward with this new grant program.
Description of the FY 2013 National Preparedness Grant Program.
The President’s FY 2013 Budget Request.
National Preparedness Grant Program Vision Dialogue