Grants

FEMA and Homeland Security Grants

Some of the grants that may be available to your agency through FEMA programs are outlined below. More detailed information can be found at www. fema.gov. 



State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
SHSP provides $402,000,000 to support the implementation of the National Preparedness System to address planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. SHSP also provides funding to implement initiatives that address shortfalls and deficiencies identified in the State Preparedness Report (SPR)

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
The UASI program provides $587,000,000 to address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, highdensity urban areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. 

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)
OPSG provides $55,000,000 to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
The NSGP provides $13,000,000 in funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and are located within one of the FY 2015 UASI-designated urban areas. The intent of the FY 2015 NSGP is to support the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the Goal of a secure and resilient Nation by competitively awarding grant funding to assist nonprofit organizations in the implementation of the National Preparedness System. 

Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
The TSGP  provides $87,000,000 to the Nation’s high-threat urban areas to enhance security measures for critical transit infrastructure including bus, ferry, and rail systems. The purpose of the FY 2015 TSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure, increase the resilience of transit infrastructure, and protect the traveling public from acts of terrorism. This funding will assist transit agencies in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. 

Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
The PSGP provides $100,000,000 for transportation infrastructure security activities to implement Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans (AMSPs) and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies required to provide port security services. The purpose of the FY 2015 PSGP is to competitively award grant funding to support increased port-wide risk management; enhance domain awareness; conduct training and exercises; expand port recovery and resiliency capabilities; further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other non-conventional weapons. These activities will assist ports in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. 

Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program 
Intercity Passenger Rail (IPR) Program – Amtrak The IPR Program provides $10,000,000 to Amtrak to protect critical transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system. The FY 2015 IPR Program grants funding to assist the Amtrak rail system in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. 

Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
The IBSGP provides $3,000,000 to the Nation’s private operators providing transportation services by over-the-road bus to high-threat urban areas. This funding will assist transit agencies in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by promoting a sustainable, riskbased effort to protect intercity bus systems and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies. 

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