Brooks to Hold Hearing on National Preparedness Grant Program

Apr 28, 2014 Issues: Risk-Based Grant Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications will hold a hearing to examine and discuss the Administration’s National Preparedness Grant Program proposal with key stakeholders.

TUESDAY, April 29 at 10 a.m.

Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications     

Stakeholder Assessments of the Administration’s National Preparedness Grant Program Proposal

311 Cannon House Office Building

Witnesses Include:

  • Ms. Kris Eide, Director, Homeland Security and Emergency Management, State of Minnesota (Testifying on behalf of the National Emergency Management Association and the National Governors Association)
  • The Honorable Steven M. Fulop, Mayor, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Mr. Troy Riggs, Director, Department of Public Safety, City of Indianapolis
  • Mr. William R. Metcalf, Fire Chief, North County Fire Protection District, State of California (Testifying on behalf of the International Association of Fire Chiefs)
  • Mr. Randy Parsons, Director of Security, Port of Long Beach, California (Testifying on behalf of the American Association of Port Authorities)

 

Subcommittee Chairman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) on the hearing: “The Administration once again proposed the consolidation of a number of homeland security grant programs, including the State Homeland Security Grant Program, Urban Area Security Initiative, Port Security Grant Program, and Transit Security Grant Program, into a new National Preparedness Grant Program. After discussing the consolidation proposal at length with Administrator Fugate at the Subcommittee's hearing on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget request for FEMA last month, this hearing will provide Subcommittee Members with an opportunity to hear from the stakeholders who would be impacted by the reforms.”

*LIVE video of the hearing will be available here.

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