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DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (DHS Center) fosters partnerships between government and faith-based organizations (FBOs) to increase the nation’s resilience by creating trust and developing relationships. The DHS Center seeks to build bridges across the whole community and to help overcome coordination challenges among faith-based organizations, emergency managers and other stakeholders engaging a broad cross-section of faith-based organizations in all stages of the disaster cycle. The DHS Center serves as a clearinghouse for information, connecting and coordinating with faith-based organizations allowing information to be shared in both directions, informing decision-making at DHS by elevating concerns, ground truth and local situational awareness while providing feedback, updates and guidance to the faith community.

What We Do

The DHS Center carries out the policies and program priorities of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS and FEMA for faith and community-based organizations related to all-hazards preparedness; emergency and disaster response and recovery; and human trafficking.

  • We seek to partner with faith and community leaders to promote whole community participation in disaster emergency response and recovery.
  • We leverage emergency management tools, experts, and resources to ensure faith leaders, houses of worship and community organizations are ready when disaster strikes.
  • We work with federal inter-agency partners to help faith and community leaders improve the safety and security of their facilities.
  • As a serving member of the DHS Blue Campaign, we support the development of anti-trafficking awareness materials and provide informational outreach to faith and community partners for the campaign.

News & Events

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Upcoming Events


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
This webinar will highlight faith and community based approaches to ensure the safety of houses of worship in the US and in Europe.

Past Events


U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY SEAL
To commemorate the month, the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships is hosting a webinar to highlight federal, faith and community partnership engagement during the COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month. To commemorate the month, the Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships hosted a webinar to support faith-based and community-based organizations, emergency managers and first responders.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. To commemorate the month, the Department of Homeland Security, Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Cyber Crimes Center, Child Exploitation Investigation Unit are hosting a webinar to assist faith and community groups and caregivers of youth and teens on how they can help children to be safer online.

This webinar provided tips on how to apply for the FY2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity on Feb. 25.  

This webinar provided information, tips and how to apply for the NSGP, and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) resources that support the safety and security of houses of worship, non-profits and faith and community-based organizations.

Contact Us

Brandi Richard Thompson
Interim Director
Partnerships@fema.dhs.gov

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Last updated July 27, 2021