The City of Tuscaloosa, AL recently received a $124K grant from FEMA to purchase warning system for that city. As many AWARE readers know, in order to hook into IPAWS/CMAS a locality may have to upgrade their current alerting system to be CAP v1.2 compliant. So how where can localities find out about these grants and where can they find out about compliant technologies?
There is a list of grants that can be used to purchase “systems used to alert the public of protective actions or to provide warning to the public in the event of an incident, such as sirens, the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS).” The list of these grants can be found here: There seem to be 11 grants…
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