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Homeland Security Grant

The Homeland Security Grant includes a suite of risk-based grants to assist state, local, tribal and territorial efforts in preventing, protecting against, mitigating, responding to and recovering from acts of terrorism and other threats. This grant provides grantees with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and working toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation.

Individual Grant Programs

Together, these three grant programs comprise the Homeland Security Grant Program and fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas.

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

This program provides funding to support the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets.

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)

This program provides funding to enhance regional preparedness and capabilities in designated high-threat, high-density areas.

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

This program provides funding to enhance cooperation and coordination among state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal law enforcement agencies to jointly enhance security along the United States land and water borders.

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Recipients seeking guidance on policies and procedures for managing preparedness grants should reference this manual for program-specific information as well as overall guidance on rules and regulations.

Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program

Total funding available in FY 2020: $1,120,000,000

  • State Homeland Security Program: $415,000,000
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: $615,000,000
  • Operation Stonegarden: $90,000,000

The application period for FY 2020 funding closes on April 15, 2020.

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Supporting Documents

You may access the Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is also available at Grants.gov.

Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program

Total funding available in FY 2019: $1,095,000,000

  • State Homeland Security Program: $415,000,000
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: $590,000,000
  • Operation Stonegarden: $90,000,000

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Supporting Documents

You may access the Fiscal Year 2019 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is also available at Grants.gov.

Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program

Total funding available in FY 2018: $1,067,000,000

  • State Homeland Security Program: $402,000,000
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: $580,000,000
  • Operation Stonegarden: $85,000,000

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Supporting Documents

You may access the Fiscal Year 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is also available at Grants.gov.

Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program

Total funding available in FY 2017: $1,037,000,000

  • State Homeland Security Program: $402,000,000
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: $580,000,000
  • Operation Stonegarden: $55,000,000

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Supporting Documents

You may access the Fiscal Year 2017 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is also available at Grants.gov.

Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program

Total funding available in FY 2016: $1,037,000,000

  • State Homeland Security Program: $402,000,000
  • Urban Area Security Initiative: $580,000,000
  • Operation Stonegarden: $55,000,000

Notice of Funding Opportunity and Supporting Documents

You may access the Fiscal Year 2016 Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity and ancillary documents that provide additional information and resources.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity is also available at Grants.gov.

Continuing Training Grants 

Fact Sheet

Last updated Jul 27, 2020

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