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Homeland Security Program Overview

Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Overview

The purpose of the HSGP is to provide a primary funding mechanism for building and sustaining national preparedness capabilities. The HSGP is comprised of three interconnected grant programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): SHSP supports the implementation of State Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified 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 UASI program addresses the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas, and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG): OPSG supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, State, and Federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission 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.

Although no longer funded as discrete programs under the HSGP, all activities and costs allowed under the FY 2011 Citizen Corps Program (CCP), and FY 2011 Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) grant program are still allowable costs.

The HSGP plays an important role in the implementation of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities. Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).  The HSGP supports all core capabilities in the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas based on allowable costs.

Federal Legislation

Presidential Policy Directive 8 - National Preparedness

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