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About Preparedness Grants

Preparedness grants help develop and sustain capabilities at the state and local, tribal and territorial levels and in our nation’s highest-risk transit systems, ports and along our borders to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate terrorism and other high-consequence disasters and emergencies.

Learn about the Grant Programs Directorate

News and Announcements

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Public Feedback and Engagement

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FEMA is undertaking a comprehensive, coordinated and collaborative review of the State Homeland Security Program and Urban Area Security Initiative risk methodology, including soliciting feedback from our stakeholders to develop recommendations for future modifications to the methodology. Responses are due no later than 5 p.m. ET on Feb. 4, 2022.

Informational Bulletins

Informational Bulletins provide stakeholders with administrative instructions and guidelines critical to supporting the effectiveness and efficient delivery of FEMA Grant Programs, including policy updates.

Preparedness Grants Manual for Recipients of Grant Funding

View the Preparedness Grants Manual for guidance on:

  • Policies and procedures for managing preparedness grants
  • Guidance specific to each grant
  • Rules and regulations that guide the proper management of FEMA grants

Press Releases

View recent announcements of Preparedness Grants awards.

Case Studies

Read grant effectiveness case studies that demonstrate how states and urban areas across the country use a mix of homeland security non-disaster grant programs to improve preparedness.