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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

Congressman Gonzalez Encourages Entities to Apply for FEMA Training Grants

July 27, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) is encouraging eligible applicants to apply for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security National Training Program/Continuing Training Grants (HSNTP/CTG). These grants develop and deliver innovative training programs that are national in scope and play an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System.

“Now, more than ever, South Texas communities need to consider every readiness option,” Congressman Gonzalez said. “This funding can offer leaders in the 15th District of the Texas the resources and training necessary to adequately brace and plan for any crisis.”

The window for submissions opened Wednesday, July 25, 2018, and will close Friday, August 24, 2018. FEMA’s National Training and Education Division has made $8 million available for applicants. State, local, tribal, territorial governments, along with eligible non-profit organizations to include college and universities can apply and will be evaluated on:

  • Housing;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Economic Recovery;
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Management; and
  • Tribal and Rural Preparedness.

For more information on this opportunity, and to download an application package, go to You can find this opportunity by selecting Browse Agencies, and then selecting Department of Homeland Security. In the Basic Search Criteria, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance box, enter 97.005; from there, select the Continuing Training Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity.

FY 2018 CTG grant applications are due no later than August 24, 2018. Submissions must be made through Funding will be provided as cooperative agreements and awarded directly to the selected applicants. Final awards will be announced by September 30, 2018.