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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

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Visit for history and background on federal grant policy.

Information and Resources

Find supporting information and tools to support the preparedness grants program.

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How to Apply

Follow the step-by-step process for applying with tips in each stage: preparing to apply, reading a NOFO and submitting an application.

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.


Find upcoming and see recordings of past webinars and other events held to help state, local, tribal and territorial governments apply for and manage their preparedness grants.

State Administrative Agency (SAA) Contacts

Find SAA contacts to assist with applying to HSGP, SHSP, UASI, OPSG, NSGP and EMPG.

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.

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Review an overview of the FEMA Preparedness Grant Programs.