U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
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Grants to USA and territories state administrative agencies to enable local, state, territorial, and tribal governments to increase security and prepare for catastrophes. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. The purpose of the program is to support the building, sustainment and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.
Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, HSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. In FY 2020, there are three components of HSGP:
1) State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): SHSP assists state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism.
2) Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI): UASI assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to acts of terrorism.
3) Operation Stonegarden (OPSG): OPSG supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies to improve overall border security. OPSG provides funding to support joint efforts to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress/egress to and from international borders, to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada as well as states and territories with international water borders. State, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) law enforcement agencies utilize their inherent law enforcement authorities to support the border security mission and do not receive any additional authority as a result of participation in OPSG.
The 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for reducing the risks posed by terrorism and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. HSGP supports the goals of Building a Culture of Preparedness and Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a more prepared and resilient Nation, as preparedness is a shared responsibility and funding should support priorities that are most impactful and demonstrate the greatest return on investment.
Finally, for FY 2020, DHS is focused on the criticality of information sharing and collaboration to building a national culture of preparedness and protecting against terrorism and other emerging threats to our national security.
The following are the four priority areas for FY 2020, along with the corresponding amount of HSGP funds that each recipient will be required to propose for each priority area in order to obtain a full allocation of HSGP funds:
1) Enhancing cybersecurity (including election security) – 5 percent
2) Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places (including election security) – 5 percent;
3) Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and cooperation with federal agencies, including DHS – 5 percent;
4) Addressing emergent threats (e.g., unmanned aerial systems [UASs], etc.) – 5 percent.
For details on funding priorities, see: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1581707506597-351184f1f1987d05f1b343973465f48d/FY_2020_HSGP_NOFO_FINAL_508ML2.pdf#page=4
GrantWatch ID#: 155470
Award Ceiling: $1,120,000,000
Award Floor: $0
FY 2020 Allocation
State Homeland Security Program $415,000,000
Urban Area Security Initiative $615,000,000
Operation Stonegarden $90,000,000
Period of Performance: 36 months
Extensions to the Period of Performance (PoP) are allowed. For additional information on PoPextensions, refer to the Preparedness Grants Manual.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date: September 1, 2020
Projected Period of Performance End Date: August 31, 2023
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