U.S. Representative Ed Royce

39th District of California
Funding for First Responders

Join law enforcement, firefighters and other emergency management professionals from around the region to learn about new state and federal funding, training, and technology transfer opportunities for first responders.

Where:   Brea Civic Center, Community Rooms A & B
                1 Civic Center Circle
                Brea, CA  92821         

When:    Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Topics Include:

  • Equipment procurement opportunities
  • Homeland Security
  • Emergency Preparedness Training
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Fire Management Assistance
  • Successful Grant Writing Techniques

To R.S.V.P. for this free event, please contact Ryan Holmes at (714) 255-0101 or by e-mail at ryan.holmes@mail.house.gov.


Neverley Shoemake is an Emergency Services Coordinator with the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA) HazMat Section and has administered the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness (HMEP) Grant Program for the State since 2011.  Ms. Shoemake develops the state’s federal application for HMEP funds each year and manages the HMEP Planning Grant sub-awards to State, Local, and Tribal HazMat responder agencies.  She has 20 years of experience with Local, State, and Federal Government emergency services agencies and has worked in grants management since 2006. Ms. Shoemake holds an undergraduate degree in Journalism and a Bachelor’s degree in Emergency and Disaster Management.  She is a certified Hazardous Materials Specialist and an Air Force Reserve Emergency Manager.  Ms. Shoemake will provide a brief overview of the HMEP grant program, which funds Hazardous Materials transportation emergency response preparedness and training efforts.

Kirby Everhart is the Chief of the Hazard Mitigation Grants Branch at the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).   As such, he serves as the State Hazard Mitigation Officer on all grant funded hazard mitigation plans and projects in California, with the exception of those on tribal lands.  Mr. Everhart works with FEMA representatives and state and local authorities to save lives, reduce injuries and protect property by identifying and prioritizing hazard mitigation needs throughout California and developing grants to meet those needs.  Mr. Everhart has over 25 years of experience in administering grant programs, and holds undergraduate degrees in Law Enforcement and Human Resources Management with a Masters Degree in Public Administration.  Mr. Everhart will discuss successful grant writing techniques; funding opportunities for Hazard Mitigation and Law Enforcement/Homeland Security projects; and Equipment Procurement for Law Enforcement Agencies.

Glenn Sadler is the Chief of the Training Coordination Section for the California Emergency Management Agency’s (Cal EMA) California Specialized Training institute (CSTI). As such, he is responsible for the coordination of all trainings conducted by Cal EMA and CSTI. Mr. Sadler will discuss Federal, State, Tribal and local preparedness training opportunities for first responders. 

Steve Goff is the Homeland Security Exercise Coordinator for the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).  He is responsible for developing, coordinating, and leading a statewide Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) primarily focused on all hazards incidents including Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)/Chemical-Biological-Radiological-Nuclear-Explosive (CBRNE).  He oversees the conduct of the Governor’s Statewide Exercise Series “Golden Guardian”, Cal EMA’s Exercise Support Program, and the California HSEEP Training Course for First Responders.  Prior to his current position, Mr. Goff served as an exercise planner for the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security.  Mr. Goff is a retired Army Lieutenant Colonel who served as an Infantry Officer and Eurasian Foreign Area Office in the United States Army and California National Guard.  While in military service, he held leadership positions from platoon leader through battalion commander. Mr. Goff graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.  He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Russian and Eastern European Studies from the University of Kansas, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.  Mr. Goff is a graduate of the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany where he graduated from the United States Army’s Foreign Area Officer Program.  He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Management with a focus in Homeland Security. Mr. Goff will discuss Federal, State, Tribal and local exercise opportunities for first responders. 

Bob Wyman is the Chief of the Fire and Rescue Branch at the California Emergency Management Agency (Cal EMA).   As such, he is responsible for the coordination of statewide funding and training for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) departments and Fire departments.  Mr. Wyman will discuss Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services. 

Royce Hosts Federal Grants Supermarket

On July 11, Rep. Royce held a Federal Grants Supermarket - a special grant seminar that offered constituents the opportunity to meet personally with representatives of key agencies to discuss the needs of their organization.

Nonprofits, cities, educational institutions, and first-responders were equipped with the tools needed to effectively apply for federal grants. At the Federal Grants Supermarket, attendees heard from major grant-making agencies about important funding opportunities and received tips on how to search for and apply for them.

To view photos from this year's Federal Grants Supermarket, please click here.

2011 Federal Grants Supermarket Presentations

U.S. Department of Education Presentation by Joe Barison
Joe Barison, from the U.S. Department of Education, presented grant opportunities for school districts, nonprofits, and local governments. This presentation included information on current and upcoming grant opportunities, tips on making applications more competitive, and resources to seek out for more information.

One OC Presentation by Julie Holdaway
Julie Holdaway, the Director of Training and Leadership for One OC, presented on the topic of charitable foundations and how to search for and apply for these grants.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Presentation by John Moroney
John Moroney, from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, presented on his agency’s grant opportunities and provided data on the amount of grant dollars available. His presentation included information on current and upcoming grant opportunities, not just from HRSA, but also from other DHHS departments.

Corporation for National Community Service Presentation by Danette Martin
Danette Martin, from the Corporation for National Community Service, presented volunteer and funding opportunities for nonprofits.