NERAC FFY2023 Project Requests

FFY2023 budget planning has begun!

If you have a homeland security project that you would like NERAC to consider funding, submit the FFY2023 Project Request Form to by February 24, 2023.

Each year, the Northeast Homeland Security Regional Advisory Council (NERAC) receives an allocation of funding from the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Office of Grants and Research. The goal of this grant funding is to improve the capability for the 85 municipalities in the Northeast Region to prevent, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other public safety emergencies.

NERAC develops its project budget at the beginning of each grant cycle according to EOPSS’ guidelines, and is currently developing the plan for FFY2023 funding. As part of NERAC’s strategic budgeting process for FFY2023, the Council invites all stakeholders to submit project requests. Project requests are reviewed and voted on at the Committee level as applicable, before the full budget is approved through a vote of the Full Council. Requestors are encouraged to attend the applicable meeting to represent your project. Meeting information is on the Project Request Form and updates will be posted on the calendar. NERAC anticipates having access to FFY2023 funding from the Fall of 2023 through July 31, 2025. All submitted projects must be able to be completed within this timeframe.

In order to be considered,
all projects must:

Forms are due by February 24, 2023

ICS-300 and ICS-400 Reimbursement Requests

All reimbursements for ICS training must be individually pre-approved by the NERAC Training and Exercise Committee using the ICS Training Request Form. This form must be filled out and emailed to prior to any ICS training taking place if backfill/overtime support will be requested.

These funding requests will be reviewed and approved by the NERAC Training and Exercise Committee, which meets at 12:00PM on the second Thursday of each month.

Backfill/Overtime Reimbursements

Backfill/overtime reimbursements can be provided through NERAC for approved trainings and exercises.  Reimbursement rates are capped at a rate of $35/hr to promote buy-in from participating agencies. This also allows NERAC to provide training and exercise opportunities to a greater number of participants.

All reimbursement requests must be submitted to MAPC on the appropriate Backfill/Overtime Reimbursement form (below).