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Bridget Bean Named FEMA Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs

Bridget Bean has been appointed Assistant Administrator for Grant Programs for the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Bean will be responsible for overseeing the Grant Management Modernization effort, a $390 million major grants systems modernization that will improve the administration and oversight of the billions of grant dollars awarded annually by the Department of Homeland Security, all disaster and non-disaster grant policy, and a $2 billion suite of Homeland Security grant programs, Acting Director Kevin McAleenan announced Monday.

“The Homeland Security grant programs are designed to build, sustain, and improve the nation’s capability to prevent, protect, respond, recover, and mitigate all disaster and emergency threats,” McAleenan said. “She will provide oversight of grant investments across a broad range of projects, including capabilities to counter weapons of mass destruction, cybersecurity improvements, and emerging threats from active shooters and complex, coordinated terrorist attacks.”

Bean most recently served as the Acting Chief Component Human Capital Officer, in which she oversaw several initiatives focusing on providing transparency and customer service to FEMA.

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