Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in implementing the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of interconnected grant programs:

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

Together, these grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and grant management and administration.

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) supports the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). The capability targets are established during the THIRA process, assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR), and inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
The Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) program addresses the unique risk driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets identified during the THIRA process and associated assessment efforts. The UASI program assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.

The Texas Homeland Security State Administrative Agency (THSSAA) has been authorized by the Governor of Texas to administer the Homeland Security Grant Program.

For more information contact:
Marcie Bruner (UASI) or Candice Forsyth (SHSP)
Grant Resources Reference Documents Helpful Links
FY 2018 Grant Application Development Workshop Presentation  Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2021-2025 FEMA Office of Grants
FY2019 Homeland Security Grant Documentation Texas Homeland Security Strategic Plan 2015-2020: Priority Actions  FEMA GPD Information Bulletins
HSGP Eligibility Requirements Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) FAQ Sheet  eGrants Website
FY 2020 Grant Application Development Workshop Presentation Equipment Inventory Form [EXCEL]
Authorized Equipment List
FY 2020 Homeland Security Request for Applications NCTCOG Equipment Transfer Agreement Form  Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD) Website
  SWIC Review Handout  DUNS / SAM.gov Information 
  SWIC Approval Form [EXCEL] Guide to Grants
  Super Circular Presentation