Response Team (CERT)
The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.
Serve Alabama, in partnership with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) through the Homeland Security Grant Program, is issuing a Request for Proposal for counties interested in starting or maintaining a CERT Program.
Eligible Applicants include:
Local Homeland Security Point of Contact
Review the CERT Mini-Grant RFP
Submit proposal and Budget Request Form
CERT manuals are not an allowable costs. All manuals can be obtained through the FEMA Publications Warehouse at no cost.
All applications must be received by Serve Alabama no later than Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:00pm CST. No faxed or emailed applications will be accepted. Only hard copies will be accepted at address below.
Attn: Brooke Mills
8 Commerce Street, Suite 1000
Montgomery, AL 36104
For questions, please contact:
**APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED. STAY TUNED FOR A LIST OF AWARDED CERT MINI-GRANTS**