Homeland Security Grant Program
This annual federal DHS/FEMA anti-terrorism grant program assists first responders with training, exercises, and equipment. It is also meant to help organizations prepare for improved prevention, protection, response and recovery missions.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Grant Announcement
Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Application and Score Sheet
You must register to use this new interactive application form to be able to apply. The registration link can be found within the application. This confirmed registration (you will receive an email) will allow you to start and stop the application process as you proceed when you use the "Save Progress" button on the application form.
Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Grant Requirements and Program Guidelines
- DHS Approved Equipment List
- FEMA Policy: Prohibited or Controlled Equipment Under FEMA Awards
- Updated Controlled Equipment Guidance 1_1_23
- 1_5_23 Step by step FEMA Policy – Prohibited Controlled Equipment FEMA Award
- Executive Summary of State Homeland Security Strategy
- National Incident Management (NIMS) Requirement
- National Preparedness Goal
- Presidential Policy Directive - 8 (PPD-8)
- Core Capabilities
- State Strategy
- Homeland Security Grant Committee Charter
Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 EHP/NEPA Guidance
Construction is very limited per the terms of the grant program. Please do not apply for projects that may entail construction without first discussing these plans with the Grants Management Unit to alleviate efforts that may result in an ineligible application.
Grantees receiving HSGP funding are required to implement the National Incident Management System (NIMS). The NIMS uses a systematic approach to integrate the best existing processes and methods into a unified national framework for incident management. Incident management refers to how incidents are managed across all homeland security activities, including prevention, protection, and response, mitigation, and recovery. Grantees must utilize standardized resource management concepts such as typing, inventorying, organizing, and tracking resources that facilitates the identification, dispatch, deployment, and recovery of their resources. Homeland Security Grant applicants must attach a NIMS certification letter of compliance.
Grants Management Bureau