The House and Senate have passed its FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill that will fund government agencies through the end of the fiscal year, September 30, 2022.
AFG and SAFER were each funded at $360 million ($720 million total for fire grants), level funding from FY 2021. The US Fire Administration (USFA) was funded at $53.21 million, also level funding. The Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) system received $37.832 million, up from $36.7 million last year.
Overall FEMA received $23.9 billion, a $2.19 billion increase over FY 2021. Below are funding levels for other key Federal assistance programs within FEMA.
- $645 million for the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP), including $125 million for the SHSGP Nonprofit Security Grants Program;
- $740 million for the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI), including $125 million for the UASI Nonprofit Security Grant Program;
- $720 million for firefighter grant programs;
- $130 million for the Emergency Food and Shelter program.
- $40 million for the Next Generation Warning System to improve the capabilities of public broadcasters to send critical emergency and civil defense warnings; and
- $20 million transferred from the Office of the Secretary for Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention grants.
DHS’s budget continues to see increases go toward cybersecurity, immigration, and disaster relief and response.
Congress will now turn its attention to the appropriations process for FY 2023, which begins October 1, 2022.
If you have any questions, please contact the GAC Co-chairs:
John Granby at [email protected]
Lee Morris at [email protected]
David Durstine at [email protected]
or GAC Sr. Adviser Dave Gatton at [email protected]