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Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

 

The Homeland Security Grant Program is administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and consists of these sub-programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
    • Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP-S)
  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)
    • Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP-UA)
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

These grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas.

 

Iowa is only eligible to receive funding through the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), and by extension, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP-S) which exists under the SHSP sub-program. HSEMD is the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for SHSP and NSGP-S, and is the only entity eligible to submit application to FEMA.

 

Pass-through funding is made available by the SAA to eligible sub-recipients as sub-grants.

 

Iowa's notices of funding opportunities will be posted in EMGrants. Click to visit EMGrants online.

 

The SHSP and NSGP-S local application period is now closed.

 

In times when the application periods are not open, review previous years' objectives, priorities, and allowable costs by visiting FEMA's website, specifically in the "Notice of Funding Opportunities and Supporting Documents" sections for each fiscal year listed. Click to visit FEMA's HSGP page and NSGP-S page.

Please email Tara Dowd for additional information.

 

Click on the tabs below for more information.

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Overview

 

Eligible applicants for SHSP sub-grants (pass-through funding from HSEMD) include local units of government, combinations of local units, tribal government, or other specific groups or organizations such as school districts, council of governments, institutions of higher education, and non-profit organizations. State agencies are eligible to apply to administer projects that benefit local entities.

 

As the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for HSGP, HSEMD has identified investment categories that address high-priority capabilities and preparedness gaps identified during Iowa's annual Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) process and assessed in the state's Core Capabilities Assessment. HSEMD seeks applications for projects that sustain or enhance these and other capabilities and that address identified capability and resource gaps.

 

 

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

 

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is administered through FEMA and consists of two sub-programs under the umbrella of the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP):

  • NSGP-S: A sub-component of the State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP - see previous tab)
  • NSGP-UA: A sub-component of the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

Iowa is only eligible to receive funding through the State Homeland Security Grant Program, or the NSGP-S version of the grant. HSEMD is the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for NSGP-S and is the only entity eligible to submit an application to FEMA.

 

Pass-through funding is made available by the SAA (HSEMD) to eligible sub-recipients as "sub-grants." Eligible nonprofit organizations for sub-grants are organizations that are:

  1. Determined to be at hight risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of Homeland Security, and
  2. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from taxation under section 501(a) of the same code. Please refer to the following links for additional information:
  • Exemption Requirements for 501(c)(3) organizations
  • Tax-Exempt Status for Your Organization
  • Tax Information for Charities and Other Nonprofits


    Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). These organizations are not required to provide recognition of exemption. For organizations that the IRS requires to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under 501(c)(3), the state may or may not require recognition of exemption, as long as the method chosen is applied consistently.

Iowa's notices of funding opportunities will be posted in EMGrantsPro. Click to visit EMGrants online.

 

In times when the application periods are not open, review previous years' objectives, priorities, and allowable costs by visiting FEMA's website, specifically the "Notices of Funding Opportunities and Supporting Documents." Click to visit FEMA's NSGP page.

 

Please email Tara Dowd for additional information.

 

HSGP Grant Reallocations

 

HSGP Grant Reallocations

 

To ensure Iowa builds and sustains priority capabilities that address capability gaps, HSEMD wishes to have a list of viable and eligible projects that could be quickly implemented to exhaust any remaining HSGP/SHSP funds. Requests for funding consideration must be submitted in EMGrants. Click here to go to EMGrants online. Notices for reallocation opportunities will be posted in EMGrants.

 

 

 

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