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  • FireCoordinator
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    I actually received a call from peer review about a week ago wanting to verify some info in my grant. The lady said that if it had made it to her desk then it had a good chance of being funded but she couldn't guarantee anything. After verifying the information with her she said she could now sign off on it. The next day I received and email asking that I go ahead and fill out our Environmental impact study. Hoping this is positive news for us. Anyone else had something similar happen?

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  • pfd1932
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    I wish they would do turndowns as well. It sucks having to wait until the end to find out.

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  • EastKyFF
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    Originally posted by JC06 View Post
    Try to think of it as another week closer to announcements.

    Didn't we used to have a Waiting Bar of some sort for this time period between submissions and awards? Or was that closed due to Covid too?
    It's now open with100% capacity at https://forums.firehouse.com/forum/f...ait-at-the-bar

    No mask required!

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  • JC06
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    Try to think of it as another week closer to announcements.

    Didn't we used to have a Waiting Bar of some sort for this time period between submissions and awards? Or was that closed due to Covid too?

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  • FD70 SS
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    Another week with no announcements...

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  • rtfd2015
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    We just received a request for an EHP for our cascade system request, hopefully a sign that things are moving along.

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  • EastKyFF
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    I think the shutdown of the portal is where the bugaboo is here. As I said in my first post, I suspect they are squaring away your old projects before possibly progressing with a new one.

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  • Skojo
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    Agreed - very weird as the email received is for our 2018 grant - we purchased hose, hydrant gate valves, and some intake valves for our engine. 2018 still isn't closed out as the closeout module isn't available in the FEMA GO portal.


    Our 2020 grant was for SCBA (bottles and packs), again something that (in my opinion) wouldn't require an EHP review as we're not building anything.


    I wrote back to the AFG rep looking for clarification. I'll share what I find out.

    In the meantime, I wish you all luck with your grants and a safe/happy upcoming season or normality. Our dept is excited to be hosting our Memorial Day parade this year...one step closer to normal.

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  • SLY4420
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    Still early.

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  • rtfd2015
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    If we applied for a 2020 AFG that will require an EHP (cascade system) should we have already received a request for an EHP if our application did well? Or is it still too early?

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  • SLY4420
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    What is your 2020 application for? I have already received over a dozen EHP indicators for 2020 applications.

    I understand the 2018 discrepancy; the 2020 EHP e-mails do not have the same language. Was hose the only item included?

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  • EastKyFF
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    Originally posted by CordovaFire View Post
    The EHP Review is an actual thing. Sometimes it is sent out during Tech Review other times it is requested after the actual award. It can vary. if sent after the award is received, they will not release your funds till it is completed and approved.
    What's so weird is that he's getting it for a 2018 grant.

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  • CordovaFire
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    The EHP Review is an actual thing. Sometimes it is sent out during Tech Review other times it is requested after the actual award. It can vary. if sent after the award is received, they will not release your funds till it is completed and approved.

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  • EastKyFF
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    #1: I never have, nor have any of my clients (to my knowledge). A few weeks ago, we did have a couple who were asked for clarifications on their quantities of PPE for their 2020 apps, but nothing on EHP.

    #2: Probably a mistake. I figure they are wrapping up loose ends on some who did require the EHP and got you by mistake.

    #3: Eh, maybe. Some staffer may have seen there was no EHP in 2018 while running a checklist on your previous awards to verify your eligibility for a new one. He/she may have sent the email without determining whether it was required.

    As far as your 2018 award, if it's been closed out per FEMA, I can't imagine any problem. I can't imagine any AFG projects would require EHP forms other than those with station modification activities.

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  • Skojo
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    Howdy all,

    Just received the odd-est email from FEMA. Subject line reads "Action Required: FEMA AFG Grant EHP Form Required"

    The message starts out with "You are receiving this message because you have not yet submitted your ENVIRONMENTAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION SCREENING FORM (EHP) for your 2018 AFG award. Failure to submit the EHP form would cause a payment denial for this grant, and possibly affect your future AFG applications during the Post Panel Review stage of the scoring process."

    I think it's odd as our 2018 grant was for hose and would have no impact on the environment...and of course I've already spent down the grant money.



    Question # 1 - Has anyone else received this email? Either today or in the past?

    Question # 2 - Do you think this is legit or just a mistake?

    Question # 3 - Could this be an indicator of a potential AFG award for 2020?
    (pleas, oh please, oh please...)


    Thanks in advance for your thoughts, speculations and what-not!


    JB




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