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Friday, March 8, 2013

DHS Guidance on FY 2013 SAFECOM Emergency Communications Grants.

 #DHS Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is pleased to announce that the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants has been posted to the SAFECOM website. The document can be found at:

The SAFECOM Guidance is developed in coordination with stakeholders and Federal agency partners, and provides grantees with the most up-to-date information on Federal policies and initiatives affecting emergency communications, and technical standards for improving interoperability.
 Many agencies strongly encourage grantees to consult and comply with the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance as a condition of grant funding.
Grantees and sub-grantees are strongly encouraged to read the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance before developing and submitting projects for funding under FY 2013 grants. Compliance with the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance will not only strengthen project proposals, but will also help to ensure that emergency communications projects are coordinated, compatible, and interoperable.
For questions on the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance, please email OEC at:

Emergency Communications Grants


The Department of Homeland Security Office of Emergency Communications, in coordination with various stakeholder groups, develops the annual SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants. The guidance provides recommendations to grantees seeking funding for interoperable emergency communications projects, including allowable costs, items to consider when funding emergency communications projects, grants management best practices for emergency communications grants, and information on standards that ensure greater interoperability.  The guidance is intended to ensure that Federally-funded investments are compatible and support national goals and objectives for improving interoperability nationwide.

NOTE: SAFECOM is not a grant program. Funds are not available under SAFECOM. SAFECOM provides guidance to grantees applying for Federal grant funding.

Click here for the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants.
Please click here for information on Federal grants that fund emergency communications, including recurring grants that support emergency communications, research grants that fund innovative and pilot projects, and past grants that may be funding ongoing projects.

Click here for all FEMA Grant Program Directorate Information Bulletins.

To search for new (FY 2013) grants funding emergency communications, please go to, the Federal government’s clearinghouse for active grant notices.

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