Department of Homeland Security

The websites http://www.dhs.gov/xgovt/grants/index.shtm and www.dhs.gov provide information on homeland security and public safety grant opportunities offered by agencies across the Federal government and are intended to simplify access to these grants by placing information in a single, easily accessible site. It includes grants offered by the Department of Homeland Security as well as other Federal Departments and Agencies.

Critical state and local missions supported through these grants include the preparedness of first responders and citizens, public health, infrastructure security, and other public safety activities. While these programs vary considerably in their size and scope, they all contribute to making our nation more secure against the threat of terrorism, as well as other natural and man-made hazards.

Department of Homeland Security grants listed include those administered by the Office of Domestic Preparedness (ODP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Other Federal agency programs include the Department of Health and Human Services’ public health preparedness grants, Department of Justice grants for counter-terrorism and general-purpose law enforcement activities, and Environmental Protection Agency grants for enhancing the security of our Nation’s water supplies.

This page is intended to provide an overview of relevant programs for potential applicants. When available, links were provided for the individual grant programs, which will lead to more information on their specific requirements and procedures. Other search opportunities are available at www.Grants.gov and www.emergencymgmt.com .

Many grants are administered directly through state agencies and administrative offices – see individual grant applications for more information.

The following links provide additional grant related information.

Training

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has a Training Resources Portal Page where many other training opportunities can be found. Please go to http://www.training.fema.gov.

Using the 1122 Program

Section 1122 of the fiscal year 1994 National Defense Authorization Act established the authority for states and units of local government to purchase law enforcement equipment through federal procurement channels, provided that the equipment is used in the performance of counter-drug activities. The “1122 Program” affords state and local governments the opportunity to maximize their use of taxpayer dollars, by taking advantage of the purchasing power of the federal government to receive discounts commensurate with large volume purchases.

The authority for the 1122 Program resides with the Department of Defense. The U.S. Army, as the executive agent of the program, formed a steering committee initially consisting of representatives from GSA, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA), and the Department of Justice (DOJ). Today, the Army, GSA, and DLA are actively involved in the program. Read more at the GSA Website.