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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Barbara Herron, 410-732-9564

   

Department of Homeland Security Offers Grants to NonProfits

BALTIMORE (May 23, 2013) - Once again the Department of Homeland Security is making grants available to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to make their high-risk facilities more secure against terrorist attacks. The program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives and state and local governments. The DHS grant program will provide a total of $10 million to high-risk nonprofit organizations throughout the U.S.Applications must be submitted electronically to the Baltimore Urban Area Work Group (UAWG) through the appropriate local UAWG law enforcement representative as listed below. Deadline for submission is Friday, June 7, 2013. Incomplete applications may not be considered. The UAWG will score applications before forwarding them to DHS.

 

Criteria for determining eligible applicants who are at high risk of terrorist attack include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification and substantiation (e.g. police reports or insurance claims) of prior threats or attacks against the nonprofit organization or closely related organizations (within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell
  • Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized national or historical institution that renders the site a possible target of international terrorism
  • Role of the applicant nonprofit organization in responding to or recovering from international terrorist attacks
  • Findings from previously conducted risk assessments including threat or vulnerability

Grants are limited to no more than $75,000, with an optional match.

In addition, all projects must comply with Environmental and Historic Preservation laws. All grantees will be required to develop an environmental planning and historic preservation Statement of Work (SOW), which must be submitted to FEMA for certification prior to the initiation of projects.

Eligible enhancements include such things as closed circuit television systems for perimeters of community facilities; vehicle barriers, lighting and fencing for perimeter security; and personal identification systems to limit unauthorized access to facilities.

The UAWG is composed of emergency management officials from the Baltimore Metropolitan Council's member jurisdictions, which include Baltimore City and Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford and Howard counties, plus the City of Annapolis.

 

Additional information is available online at


 

Questions may be directed to the appropriate local law enforcement representative.

UAWG Law Enforcement Representatives

 

 
UAWG Law Enforcement Representatives
Anne Arundel County
Capt. Fred Plitt
fplitt@aacounty.org
410-222-3028
Annapolis City
Capt. Scott William
sdwilliams@annapolis.gov
410-268-9000
Baltimore City
Sgt. Frank Jarrell
franklin.jarrell@baltimorecity.org
410-396-2607
Baltimore County
Officer Joseph Pietro
jpietro@baltimorecountymd.gov
410-887-5639
Carroll County
Sgt. James Fisher
jfisher@ccg.carr.org
410-386-2255
Harford County
Sgt. Chris Parrish
parrishc@harfordsheriff.org
410-836-5471
Howard County
 Lt. Michael Price
mjprice@howardcountymd.gov                                          410-313-6013


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 Barbara Herron  

 Communications Officer   410-732-9564

 bherron@baltometro.org   

 

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