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HSGP Summary

The Homeland Security Grant Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of these sub-programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

These grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas.

HSEMD is the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for SHSP and is the only entity eligible to submit application to FEMA.

Pass-through funding is made available by the SAA to eligible sub-recipients as sub-grants. Eligible applicants for SHSP sub-grants include local units of government, combinations of local units, tribal government, or other specific groups or organizations such as school districts, council of governments, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations. State agencies are eligible to apply to administer projects that benefit local entities.

Iowa’s notices of funding opportunities will be posted in EMGrants. Visit EMGrants online. Historically, not only is there a yearly grant funding opportunity posted, but previous year’s grant reallocation opportunities may become available. Viable and eligible projects for reallocation funds must not only meet the priorities of the grant, but also be able to quickly execute activity within a shortened timeframe.

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Application Status

The application period for fiscal year 2024 HSGP sub-grants is now CLOSED.

In times when the application periods are not open, review previous years’ objectives, priorities, and allowable costs by visiting FEMA’s website, specifically in the “Notice of Funding Opportunities and Supporting Documents” sections for each fiscal year listed. Visit FEMA’s HSGP page.

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