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Title: Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant Program February 22, 2007, Philadelphia, PA


1
Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant
ProgramFebruary 22, 2007, Philadelphia, PA
  • Sara Strizzi
  • Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools
  • U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and
Drug-Free Schools 400 Maryland Avenue, SW /
Washington, DC 20202
2
Overview of Session
  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM)
    Grant Overview
  • FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Resources Available to Support FY 2007 ERCM
    Applicants
  • Questions and Answers

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Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant
Overview
  • Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM)
    Grant Program
  • Grant title pending revision for FY 2007
    competition, however the CFDA number (84.184E)
    will remain unchanged.
  • Discretionary grant program funded by the U.S.
    Department of Education and administered by the
    Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools to assist
    with school emergency management planning.
  • Purpose is to provide resources to local
    educational agencies (LEAs) to improve and
    enhance emergency management plans.
  • Since fiscal year 2003, 413 ERCM grants have been
    awarded to LEAs in 44 states and Puerto Rico.

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Emergency Response and Crisis Management Grant
Overview
  • FY 2003 First cohort of ERCM grants awarded
  • 134 local educational agencies (LEAs) awarded
  • Grants ended 3/31/05
  • FY 2004 Second cohort of ERCM grants awarded
  • 109 LEAs awarded
  • Grants ended on 3/31/06
  • FY 2005 Third cohort of ERCM grants awarded
  • 93 LEAs awarded
  • Grants end on 3/31/07
  • FY 2006 Fourth cohort of ERCM grants awarded
  • 77 LEAs awarded
  • Grants end on 3/1/08
  • FY 2007
  • Expect to make approximately 83 awards by
    September 30, 2007

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FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Competition
  • 26M available
  • Estimated 83 new awards
  • Eligible Applicants Local educational agencies
    (LEAs). Note Current grantees with "active"
    grants are ineligible for funding in FY 2007.
  • Expected Application Release March 2007
  • Expected application due date May 2007
  • Expected Award Notification No later than
    September 30, 2007

7
FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Priority Improve and strengthen emergency
    response plans at the district and school
    building level to include training for school
    staff and students, coordination with community
    partners, and a plan for communicating crisis
    response plans to parents/guardians.
  • Competitive Preference 1 LEAs located within
    Urban Areas Security Initiative jurisdictions and
    that have not yet previously received funding
    under this program.
  • Competitive Preference 2 LEAs that have not
    previously received funding under this program.

8
FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
  • The UASI Program, administered by the Department
    of Homeland Security, focuses on the unique
    planning, equipment, training and exercise needs
    of high-threat, high-density urban areas. It
    assists them in building sustainable capacity to
    prevent, protect, respond, and recover from acts
    of terrorism.
  • 45 urban areas included in the initiative 6 are
    designated as highest risk

9
FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative
  • Tier 1 (Highest Risk)
  • Bay Area, CA
  • Chicago
  • Houston
  • Los Angeles/Long Beach
  • Washington, DC region
  • New York City/Northern New Jersey (NYC and Jersey
    City/Newark)

10
FY 2007 ERCM Grant CompetitionUrban Areas
Security InitiativeTier 2 Sites
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • New Orleans
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Oklahoma City
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • Providence
  • Sacramento
  • San Antonio
  • San Diego
  • Seattle
  • St. Louis
  • Tampa
  • Tucson
  • Twin Cities
  • Anaheim/Santa Ana, CA
  • Atlanta
  • Baltimore
  • Boston
  • Buffalo
  • Charlotte
  • Cincinnati
  • Cleveland
  • Columbus
  • Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • El Paso
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Honolulu
  • Indianapolis
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Las Vegas

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FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative
  • The definition of the Urban Area is limited to
    jurisdictions contiguous to the geographic area
    used to determine eligibility, or with which
    jurisdictions in that area have established
    formal mutual aid agreements.
  • Additional information is available at
    http//www.ojp.usdoj.gov/odp/docs/info200.pdf

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FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Requirements
  • Applications must include partner agreements from
    local law enforcement, public safety, public
    health, mental health, and local government.
  • Emergency management plans should be coordinated
    with state or local Homeland Security Plan.
  • Applicants must support the implementation of the
    FY 2007 NIMS requirements.
  • Emergency management plans must take into
    consideration the needs of individuals with
    disabilities.
  • Applicants must develop a written infectious
    disease plan, to include pandemic flu.

13
FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Requirements, cont.
  • Participation by private school children and
    teachers
  • LEAs are required to engage in meaningful
    consultation with private schools prior to
    submitting an application
  • LEAs are required to provide for the equitable
    participation of private school children and
    staff
  • Evaluation
  • All grantees are required to evaluate the
    effectiveness and outcomes of grant activities
  • Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA)
    measures
  • Project-specific measures

14
FY 2007 ERCM Grant Competition
  • Lessons learned from prior grantees
  • Strong community partnerships improve the overall
    outcomes of the grant and can ensure
    sustainability of project activities
  • Obtaining buy-in from administrators can be
    challenging-think about the best way to involve
    them in the process
  • Training programs need to be developed with
    sustainability in mind
  • Obtaining reliable cost estimates is important
    prior to submitting the grant application
  • Successful projects clearly define needs and
    incorporate activities designed to address those
    needs
  • Evaluation plans should be well developed and
    outline objectives and measures. These
    objectives and measures should be directly
    related to the needs of the district and the
    proposed activities.

15
Frequently Asked Questions
  • How much is a typical ERCM grant award?
  • A typical award for small districts (i.e.,
    districts with 1-20 school facilities) is about
    100,000 for an 18-month period.
  • A typical award for medium districts (i.e., 21-75
    school facilities) is about 250,000.
  • A typical award for large districts (i.e., more
    than 75 school facilities) is about 500,000.
  • Applicants must provide careful and detailed
    justification for any amounts in excess of these
    averages.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Where can I access a copy of the application?
  • Once released, the application will be available
    at
  • www.grants.gov
  • www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html
  • www.ercm.org
  • How should ERCM grant applications be submitted
    to the Department of Education?
  • Applications may be submitted in either hard copy
    or electronically through Grants.gov.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • What are the requirements for community
    collaboration?
  • Grant applications must demonstrate collaboration
    with local government agencies, fire departments,
    police departments, health agencies, mental
    health agencies, and homeland security agencies.
  • Grant applications must demonstrate partnerships
    related to supporting the National Incident
    Management System (NIMS) implementation.
    Applicants must also demonstrate that their
    emergency management plans are coordinated with
    their state or local homeland security plan.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Is there a cap on the amount that grantees can
    spend on technology or equipment?
  • There is no specific cap rather the amount of
    funds proposed will vary from applicant to
    applicant depending on their proposed project and
    needs.
  • Any equipment purchases should be directly
    related to district needs and the costs should be
    reasonable and allocable to the project.
  • NIMS requires equipment interoperability and
    compatibility.
  • Applications that rely heavily on equipment (and
    do not demonstrate a comprehensive approach to
    emergency management) are not likely to score
    highly in the peer review process.

19
Frequently Asked Questions
  • May I hire a consultant to assist with
    implementation of grant activities?
  • Yes, however grantees are required to follow
    basic procurement guidelines outlined by the U.S.
    Department of Education as well as the district's
    local procurement policies.
  • Recommend using a competitive bid process for all
    major procurements. Goal is to obtain best
    quality services at a price that is best value to
    the government.

20
Resources Available to Support FY 2007 ERCM
Applicants
  • ERCM Grant Q A Calls will be scheduled
    throughout the grant application period
  • Calls provide an opportunity for question and
    answer dialogue between applicants and Federal
    staff
  • For the schedule of calls and dial-in information
    visit
  • http//www.ercm.org/index.cfm?eventgrantQnA_Calls

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THANK YOU!!!
  • For More Information Contact
  • Sara Strizzi sara.strizzi_at_ed.gov
  • Tara Hill tara.hill_at_ed.gov
  • Michelle Sinkgraven michelle.sinkgraven_at_ed.gov
  • or call 202-708-4850
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