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SCIP Monthly Update July 2008


July 10, 2008


Did you meet your dates?

July 1st, 2008 –PSIC Grant Application Deadline for submission to County EMA.

July 15th, 2008 –PSIC Grant applications are due to MEMA.

July 21, 2008-MEMA must submit application for the 2008 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program. This was just announced the last week of June.

July 22nd & 23rd, 2008 – PSIC Grant Review Committee reviews all applications and makes recommendations for grant funding.

July 24th – 31st, 2008 – MEMA submits applications to DHS for approval and funding.

*September 1st +/-, 2008 – Receive grant funding approval from DHS and announce grant funding approval. *NOTE: Date may vary depending on actual date funding approval is received.

Once Maine has received word that the grant funding has received final approval, MEMA will notify grant recipients. You will be sent an award notification and an MOU that will need to be signed and returned.

June 23, 2008-MEMA hosted an orientation for those that have volunteered to be on the Grant Review Committee. Each participant was provided information regarding the PSIC Grant, process overview and sample applications. MEMA appreciates the time these folks are investing in this grant program. This committee will meet July 22 & 23 to review and score applications.

Communications Annex

In the spring, MEMA and other state agencies worked with FEMA officials to review communications capabilities across the state. This initiative was a requirement of all FEMA regions. The objective was for FEMA to clearly understand what capabilities exist, which are critical and what the State of Maine might need from FEMA in a disaster. Two areas that were clearly identified were: Radio Technicians/Tower Technicians Mobile Towers

Training Options

Over the last several months, the PSIC Training Team has worked hard to develop a communications training curriculum that will be available in several mediums.

  1. Classroom Training a. July 23-Knox County b. July 28-Aroostook County c. August 21-Somerset County d. August 26-York County e. September 18-Sagadahoc County

  2. DVD (will be handed out during classroom)

  3. Online (will be announced shortly)


MEMA would like to thank Chiefs Kevin Guimond and Ken Stackpole for their participation in making the Communications DVD such a success!!!

MEMA would also like to thank Dave Duehring for all the time and effort he gave us during his few months here. We would never have been able to get this program off the ground in the timeframe we had, without a dedicated resource. We wish him the best of luck in the future!

Web Information

For a complete listing of FAQs, please check our web-site at

Please refer to the MEMA web-site to get all the information about the PSIC Grant Program.

For a complete list of Communications and other available training:



MEMA Communications


Last update: 07/20/10