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Current Homeland Security Grant Opportunities


FY 2011 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program
Purpose: To provide supplemental funding to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks.  Pursuant to the 9/11 Act, "a directly eligible tribe applying for a grant under section 2004 [SHSP]shall designate an individual to serve as a tribal liaison with [DHS] and other federal, state, local and regional government officials concerning preventing, preparing for, protecting against and responding to acts of terrorism."

Before writing the Investment Justification, tribes are encouraged to contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) to confirm or discuss questions relative to their eligibility.  CSID can be reached by phone at (800) 368-6498 or by email at, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (EST). 

Program Awards:  FY2011 THSGP funds will be allocated based on two factors: tribal eligibility per the 9/11 Act (pre-determined), and the effectiveness of the applicant's THSGP Investment Justification (as determined through a peer review process).

Tribal Homeland Security Grant Guidance and Application Kit

Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions

Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program Investment Justification Worksheet

FY 2011 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program applications are due June 20, 2011.


FY 2011 Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program - Application Deadline to OKOHS is June 13, 2011.

The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program is intended to improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, and interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. 


Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
The purpose of the FY 2011 IBSGP is to provide funding to create a sustainable program for the protection of intercity bus systems and the traveling public from terrorism.

Port Security Grant Program
The purpose of the PSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical port infrastructure from terrorism, particularly attacks using explosives and non-conventional threats that could cause major disruption to commerce.

Recovery Act Preparedness Grants
The guidance  includes $150 million for the Port Security Grant Program, $150 million for the Transit Security Grant Program and $210 million for the Fire Station Construction Grant Program. 

Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP)
The  Commercial Equipment Direct Assistance Program (CEDAP) complements the department’s other major grants programs to enhance regional response capabilities, mutual aid, and interoperable communications by providing technology and equipment, along with the training required to operate that equipment, to law enforcement and emergency responder agencies in smaller jurisdictions and certain metropolitan areas.

Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG)
The purpose of the EMPG is to assist State and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities.

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
A core mission of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is to enhance the ability of State, local, and tribal governments to prepare, prevent, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks and other disasters.