A core mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to enhance the ability of State, local, and tribal governments to prepare, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters. The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. HSGP is comprised of four separate grant programs:
- State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
- Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
- Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
- Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
Together, these grants fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration costs.
State Homeland Security Program
Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009: $861,265,000
This core assistance program provides funds to build capabilities at the State and local levels and to implement the goals and objectives included in State homeland security strategies and initiatives in the State Preparedness Report.
Eligible entities for SHSP are all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Urban Areas Security Initiative
Total Funding Available in FY 2009: $798,631,250
The UASI program focuses on enhancing regional preparedness in major metropolitan areas. The UASI program directly supports the National Priority on expanding regional collaboration in the National Preparedness Guidelines and is intended to assist participating jurisdictions in developing integrated regional systems for prevention, protection, response, and recovery.
The 62 highest risk Urban Areas are eligible for funding under the FY 2009 UASI program.
Metropolitan Medical Response System
Total Funding Available in FY 2009: $39,831,404
The MMRS supports the integration of emergency management, health, and medical systems into a coordinated response to mass casualty incidents caused by any hazard. Successful MMRS grantees reduce the consequences of a mass casualty incident during the initial period of a response by having augmented existing local operational response systems before the incident occurs.
As with previous years, 124 cities are eligible for MMRS funding.
Citizen Corps Program
Total Funding Available in FY 2009: $14,572,500
The Citizen Corps mission is to bring community and government leaders together to coordinate community involvement in emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery.
CCP eligibility mirrors that of SHSP: all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
- FY 2009 HSGP Overview (PDF 99KB, TXT 7KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) (PDF 48KB, TXT 4KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Guidance and Application Kit (PDF 359KB, TXT 217KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Investment Justification User's Reference Guide (PDF 1762KB, DOC 599KB, TXT 28KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Supplemental Resource - Geospatial Guidance (PDF 111KB, TXT 22KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Supplemental Resource - Baseline Capabilities for State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers (PDF 89KB, TXT 9KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Supplemental Resource - Domestic Nuclear Detection Guidance (PDF 91KB, TXT 12KB)
- FY 2009 HSGP Supplemental Resource - Cyber Security Guidance (PDF 102KB, TXT 19KB)
- FY 2009 SAFECOM Recommended Guidance for Federal Grant Programs (PDF 265KB, TXT 99KB)