Proposed FY2013 National Preparedness Grant Program

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

Proposed FY2013 National Preparedness Grant Program

EMERGENCY HEAT AND ELECTRICITY DURING POWER OUTAGE

PROPANE OR GASOLINE DRIVEN GENERATORS ARE USED FOR MAINTAINING HEAT DURING POWER OUTAGES THESE SYSTEMS COST UP TO $30,000 AND REQUIRE FUEL FOR OPERATION. SOLARCHANGE LLC. OF BRIDGEPORT CT HAS A SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEM THAT CAN PROVIDE HEAT WITH BASEBOARD HYDRONIC DISTRIBUTION WITH THERMAL ENERGY STORED BEFORE THE POWER OUTAGE. BASEBOARD HYDRONIC HEAT CAN BE DRIVEN WITH A PUMP THAT USES LESS THAN 50 WATTS OF ELECTRICAL ...more »

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Disasterprepared.net Offers a Look Ahead of that Rainy Day

Carry the news You don't lose It's the content that matters...inside out Tucked away to win that rainy day http://www.disasterprepared.net

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Creating many new ideas; especially among our youth

They say in business, out of 200 ideas, 2 may be doable. Thank you FEMA for allowing ideas to be submitted and voted on. Eventually FEMA may discover those 2 winning concepts. Look at Kitty Hawk for the first to fly had many inventions. Perhaps 99 inventions before the winning aircraft won that contest. We Americans never gives up! Eventually we will find better ways to do things... Our youth are the most creative of ...more »

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Funds for Safe Rooms

Providing funds to homeowners, especially the most vulnerable, to build or purchase safe rooms will save lives. The ability of homeowners to have safe rooms not only will save lives this program will generate construction business.

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Utilize our veterans for disaster relief

This post is about improving the lives of returning veterans from overseas. Some have injuries from their tour of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. Many may feel depressed due to their injuries. The following are ideas that may or may not be doable to improve the quality of life of our veterans. 1) Can FEMA begin a new program to hire our veterans to manage resources, including emergency supplies, for when a disaster occurs? ...more »

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Transportable Concrete homes

DRD Enterprises Inc of Davie constructs 12X30 pre engineered monolithic concrete dwellings

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SandMaster Barrier Systems

With the SandMaster’s unique ability to fill, transport, securely close and place multiple sandbags, the protection of shoreline properties and communities from flooding and storm surges can be accomplished quickly without a whole lot of manpower. There is minimal time to create protective barriers prior to these storm events so creating large quantities of sandbags quickly and getting them in place can be the difference ...more »

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Federal Tax Program For Relief Expenses

This tax program could be part of every Americans tax plans. Annually, every household would be taxed a certain amount based on income to have insurance for any disaster that effects any portion of the country in need. If a portion of the programs funding remains unused, then it will be placed in a federal reserve to be used at a a later time.

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15 MILLIGRAM OF WATER IN THE INVENTION TO GENERATE 1 VOLT (.998)

Here two Florence flasks are used.The oval shaped Florence flask is filled with water. It is closed air light along with a pipe A clamp is attached just above where the pipe and the pot shaped Florence flask are in contact. Because of pressure difference the water flows towards A through in the upward direction. Therefore the weight of increases and it moves downwards due to the gravitational force when it moves downwards ...more »

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Good Communication. Deaf Ears?

Once again our nations ability (or rather the lack there of) to communicate with survivors of catastrophe was crystal clear in the wake of Sandy. Efforts to communicate better integrated systems, hardened structure caches, deployable assets, and such with REAL promise for REAL emergency PREPAREDNESS continue to fall on deaf ears. Response is NOT enough; never has been and never will be - we must be prepared. Why ...more »

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Create New Emergency Watch Captains

Can FEMA organize new emergency street captains? These captains would be given smart phones and extra batteries to link to their neighbors and FEMA. They would be given a list of neighbors in their watched street. There were problems of installing generators that has caused CO poison. There were problems of restarting power to those without electricity. They need to unhook their generators and inspect their fuse boxes ...more »

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Flood barrier defense

Wata-Wall is a flood barrier, in essence a large rubber brick (approx 3x2x2ft) that can be slotted together with others to create an impenetrable and water-tight wall - water is then channeled through all the inter-connected bricks so that 1 brick weighs around one third of a ton. You fight fire with fire, why not fight water with water. Wata-wall is flat packed and therefore can be stored and assembled easily and re-used ...more »

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