Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

Total Funding Available in FY 2017: $402,000,000

Purpose: SHSP supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs).  The capability targets are established during the THIRA process, and assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR) and inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. 

Eligible Applicants: The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for SHSP funds. Recipients include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Program Awards: The allocation methodology for FY 2017 SHSP is based on three factors: minimum amounts as legislatively mandated, DHS' risk methodology, and anticipated effectiveness of proposed projects. The anticipated effectiveness will be assessed based on the applicant’s description of how the proposed projects, as outlined in the Investment Justification (IJ), align with the State THIRA and SPR results. . Each State and territory will receive a minimum allocation under SHSP using the thresholds established in the 9/11 Act. All 50 States, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive 0.35 percent of the total funds allocated for grants under Section 2003 and Section 2004 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended by the 9/11 Act, for SHSP. Four territories (American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands) will receive a minimum allocation of 0.08 percent of the total funds allocated for grants under Section 2003 and 2004 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended by the 9/11 Act, for SHSP.

Additional Information: Please use the following link for more information on the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), including the federal Funding Opportunity Announcement, FAQs, and Supplemental Resources specific to capability areas.

 

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

Total Funding Available in FY 2017: $580,000,000

Purpose:The UASI program fund addresses the unique risk driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets identified during the THIRA process and associated assessment efforts; and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. 

Eligible Applicants:The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for UASI funds.  A total of high-threat, high-density urban areas were eligible for funding under the FY 2017 UASI program.  Eligible candidates for the FY 2015 UASI program were determined through an analysis of relative risk of terrorism faced by the 100 most populous metropolitan statistical areas in the United States, in accordance with the 9/11 Act.

Program Awards: The allocation methodology for FY 2017 UASI is based on DHS’ risk methodology and anticipated effectiveness of proposed projects.  The anticipated effectiveness is assessed based on the applicant’s description of how the proposed projects, as outlined in the IJ, align with the Urban Area THIRA . Eligible candidates for the FY 2017 UASI program have been determined through an analysis of relative risk of terrorism faced by the 100 most populous metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) in the United States, in accordance with the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended.  Detailed information on MSAs is publicly available from the United States Census Bureau at http://www.census.gov/population/www/metroareas/metrodef.html.

Additional Information: Please use the following link for more information on the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program, including the federal Funding Opportunity Announcement, FAQs, and Supplemental Resources specific to capability areas.

 

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

Total Funding Available in FY 2017: $55,000,000

Purpose: OPSG funds are intended to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States' borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in States bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.

Eligible Applicants: The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for OPSG funds. Local units of government at the county level and federally-recognized tribal governments in the states bordering Canada (including Alaska), southern states bordering Mexico, and states and territories with International water borders may apply for FY 2017 OPSG funds through their SAA.

Program Awards: FY 2017 OPSG funds will be allocated based on risk-based prioritization using a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Sector-specific border risk methodology. Factors considered included, but were not limited to, threat, vulnerability, miles of border, and other border-specific "law enforcement intelligence," as well as feasibility of FY 2017 Operation Orders to designated localities within the United States border States and territories.

Additional Information: Please use the following link for more information on the Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Grant Program including the federal Funding Opportunity Announcement, FAQs, and Supplemental Resources specific to capability areas.