97.067: Homeland Security Grant Program
Alternate Name: HSGP
Sept. 23, 2022
Sept. 23, 2022
The objective of the FY 2021 HSGP is to provide funds to eligible entities to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to achieve core capabilities related to preventing, preparing for, protecting against, and responding to acts of terrorism. HSGP consists of three components: the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG). SHSP supports state, local, tribal, and territorial preparedness activities in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. UASI assists high-threat, high-density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism. OPSG supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial law enforcement agencies. OPSG provides funding to support joint efforts 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. For FY 20202021, DHS/FEMA will award SHSP and UASI funds based on DHS/FEMA’s relative risk methodology pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended. National Priority Investments for SHSP and UASI: SHSP and UASI applicants will be required to submit an Investment Justification (IJ) for each of the following fourfive national priorities for at least between 5% and 7.5% of their total award per priority area: 1. Enhancing cybersecurity (including election security); 2.7.5%); 2. Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places (including election security);5%); 3. Enhancing information and intelligence sharing and cooperation with federal agencies, including DHS; and (5%); 4. Combatting domestic violent extremism (7.5%); 45. Addressing emerging threats (e.g., transnational criminal organizations, weapons of mass destruction [WMDs], unmanned aerial systems [UASs], etc.). The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) is a carve-out of SHSP. The objective of the THSGP is to provide funding directly to eligible tribes to strengthen their capacities to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to potential terrorist attacks.
Type of Assistance
A - Formula Grants
State (includes District of Columbia, public institutions of higher education and hospitals), Local (includes State-designated Indian Tribes, excludes institutions of higher education and hospitals, U.S. Territories and possessions (includes institutions of higher education and hospitals) The SAA is the only entity eligible to submit HSGP applications to DHS/FEMA, including those applications submitted on behalf of UASI and OPSG applicants. All 56 states and territories, including any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, are eligible to apply for SHSP funds. Tribal governments may not apply directly for HSGP funding; however, funding may be available to tribes under the SHSP and OPSG through the SAA. Eligible high-risk urban areas for the FY 2021 UASI program have been determined through an analysis of relative risk of terrorism faced by the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States. Subawards will be made by the SAAs to the designated high-risk urban areas. Eligible subrecipients under FY 2021 OPSG are local units of government at the county level or equivalent level of government and federally-recognized tribal governments in states on or near the border with Canada or Mexico, and states and territories with international water borders. All applicants must have active ongoing USBP operations coordinated through a CBP sector office to be eligible for OPSG funding. Under FY 2021 OPSG, subrecipients eligible to apply for and receive a subaward directly from the SAAs are divided into three Tiers. Tier 1 entities are local units of government at the county level or equivalent and federally recognized tribal governments that are on a physical border in states bordering Canada or Mexico, and states and territories with international water borders. Tier 2 eligible subrecipients are those not located on the physical border or international water but are contiguous to a Tier 1 eligible subrecipient. Tier 3 eligible subrecipients are those not located on the physical border or international water but are contiguous to a Tier 2 eligible subrecipient. Tier 2 and Tier 3 eligible subrecipients may be eligible to receive funding based on border security risk as determined by the USBP. Tribes that meet the eligibility criteria outlined in the Notice of Funding Opportunity are eligible to apply under THSGP.
U.S. Territories, State, Local, Tribal