Author: Sonya Kelly

House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee FY 2021 Appropriations Markup

On Tuesday, July 7, the House Appropriations Homeland Security Subcommittee held a FY2021 appropriations markup.  Click here for full bill text. The legislation provides: $385 million for Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG); and  $385 million for Staffing for Adequate Fire and

USFA COVID-19 Update / Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) Supplemental Awards

Click here to review an update from the U.S. Fire Administrator regarding COVID-19 fire-related activities and current information. Please note, within the above attached letter, FEMA released the names of the current Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG) Supplemental award recipients

Upcoming FY 2021 Appropriations Process

Over the course of the next three weeks, it is anticipated that Congress will turn its attention to the FY 2021 appropriations process. It is critically important that you contact your Congressional delegation now to support the Fire Service Coalition’s

USFA COVID-19 Update

Click here to review an update from the U.S. Fire Administrator regarding COVID-19 fire-related activities and current information If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs: John Granby at jgranby@lionprotects.com Lee Morris at lmorris@oshkoshcorp.com David Durstine at ddurstine@idexcorp.com

House Leadership Releases Proposed HEROES Act

On Tuesday, May 12, House leadership released the HEROES Act, which is intended to be the first draft of the fourth COVID-19 federal stimulus package. The House is scheduled to vote on the bill on Friday, May 15. The $3

National Volunteer Fire Council Donate to Volunteer Responders in Need

The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is working to help volunteer firefighters, EMS providers, and rescue workers who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These volunteers are on the frontlines helping their communities every day. A donation to

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Fund

As the COVID-19 Pandemic continues to shake the fabric of our nation, first responders across the country are serving on the frontlines protecting Americans every day. Tragically, firefighter line-of-duty deaths have arisen in multiple states due to COVID-19. In response,

For Essential Businesses: Providing Documentation Letters to Your Employees

As the nation continues to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic, businesses across the country have been forced to close down operations, while some businesses deemed “essential” by their states and/or local governments have become exempt from state and/or local emergency

Understanding FEMA’s Public Assistance Program During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Through the Disaster Relief Fund (DRF) $45 billion is currently available to respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Currently, eligible recipients can apply for reimbursement for costs associated with Emergency Protective Measures, defined as Category B Work per FEMA’s Public Assistance

Revised Federal Guidance on Essential Workforce

On Saturday, March 28, 2020, DHS Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Agency (CISA) released updated Guidance on Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce. Previously, we had sent you the first two versions which contained relevant information under the “Critical Manufacturing” section. The third