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Customizable COVID-19 preparedness + communications tool for agencies, businesses & communities

FEMA releases $100 million in EMPG-S funding for ongoing COVID-19 pandemic (customizable preparedness book qualifies under this grant and others)

Tyler - TX, April 14, 2020

Today DHS and FEMA announced a funding notice for an additional $100 million in supplemental Emergency Management Performance Grant Program (EMPG) funds.

The money is available to all 50 states and six territories as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. All applications must be submitted by April 28, and FEMA is not requiring a completed work plan be submitted with an application (but required work plan will be due by July 30.)

Through this grant program, FEMA will award funding to support planning and operational readiness for COVID-19 preparedness and response; development of tools and strategies for prevention, preparedness, and response; and ongoing communication and coordination among federal, State, local, tribal, and territorial partners throughout the response.

For over 20 years Fedhealth has been customizing their disaster preparedness and first aid manual for agencies, businesses, schools and organizations across North America.

The 266-page paperback (or ebook) provides tips on what families should think about and do before, during and after most types of emergencies and disasters (e.g. floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, infectious disease outbreaks, active shooter scenarios, etc.), as well as how to administer basic first aid.

Books can be customized in the print process and extra pages can be added to include local plans, messaging, COVID-19 specific data, or any other information government agencies, businesses, schools and others want included for recipients.

The book qualifies under most every grant in the nation and provides tremendous in-kind and community match for agencies and nonprofits. Plus proceeds benefit the U.S. First Responders Association.

Fedhealth is a sole source, small business registered on GSA's SAM database, the Ariba Supplier Network and many state and local procurement systems, and can provide sole source or other documentation needed for work plans, etc.

Learn more about Fedhealth’s customizable preparedness and first aid book or ebook, and download a free PDF portion of it (that includes some data about coronaviruses and other infectious diseases) at

Remember, FEMA’s EMPG-S apps must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. EDT on April 28, 2020 - more at or , and please contact Fedhealth if we can assist with your preparedness and communications needs for your employees, students, customers and communities.


Janet Liebsch