The Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEMD) manages grants that support a variety of emergency preparedness activities in Iowa. HSEMD serves as Iowa’s designated State Administrative Agency and the state’s Emergency Management Agency making it the eligible entity in to apply for and receive certain federal programs.

Portions of funding may be retained at the state level. Other portions, called pass-through funding, may be made available by HSEMD to eligible subrecipients, depending on the specific grant.