FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program

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Program Overview

The FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive – 8 (PPD-8) by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities to fulfill the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).  The following are descriptions of each HSGP component programs.  HSGP is comprised of three interconnected grant programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

Together, these grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration.

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

Total Funding Available in FY 2012: $294,000,000

Purpose: SHSP supports the implementation of state Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.  SHSP also provides funding to implement initiatives in the State Preparedness Report.    

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 2012 SHSP is based on three factors: minimum amounts as legislatively mandated, DHS’ risk methodology, and anticipated effectiveness based on the strength of the Investment Justification (IJ).  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.

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

Total Funding Available in FY 2012: $490,376,000

Purpose: UASI program funds address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas, 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 31 high-threat, high-density urban areas are eligible for funding under the FY 2012 UASI program.

Program Awards: The allocation methodology for FY 2012 UASI is based on DHS’ risk methodology and anticipated effectiveness based on the strength of the IJ.  Eligible candidates for the FY 2012 UASI program have been 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.

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

Total Funding Available in FY 2012: $46,600,000

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 2012 OPSG funds through their SAA.

Program Awards: FY 2012 OPSG allocations will be made competitively to designated localities within U.S. border states based on risk analysis and the anticipated feasibility and effectiveness of proposed investments by the applicants.

Additional Information

  • FY 2012 HSGP Funding Opportunity Announcement (PDF 459KB, TXT 210KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP FAQs (PDF 56KB, TXT 10KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Fact Sheet
  • FY 2012 HSGP Investment Justification Planning Worksheet (PDF 114KB, TXT 32KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP OPSG Operations Order Template (PDF 29KB, TXT 6KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Children in Disaster Guidance (PDF 204KB, TXT 47KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Cyber Security Guidance (PDF 111KB, TXT 20KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (PDF 614KB, TXT 57KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (PDF 3.2MB, TXT 232KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Integrated Public Alert and Warning Guidance (PDF 190KB, TXT 29KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Law Enforcement Information Sharing Service Guidance (PDF 63KB, TXT 3KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: National Information Exchange Guidance (PDF 73KB, TXT 8KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: ND Grants Grantee Registration Instructions (PDF 607KB, TXT 2KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: ND Grants Online Grantee Tutorials (PDF 59KB, TXT 3KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: SAFECOM Guidance (PDF 71KB, TXT 5KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: Support for Public-Private Collaboration (PDF 149KB, TXT 167KB)
  • FY 2012 HSGP Supplemental Resource: People with Disabilities in Disasters Guidance

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07/24/2014 - 16:00
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