Homeland Security Grants
The SHSP is the core assistance program that provides funds to build capabilities at the State and local levels and to implement the goals and objectives included in State Homeland Security Strategies and Initiatives in the State Preparedness Report. Activities implemented under SHSP must support terrorism preparedness by building or enhancing capabilities that relate to the prevention of, protection from, or response to, and recovery from terrorism in order to be considered eligible. However, many capabilities which support terrorism preparedness simultaneously support preparedness for other hazards. Major Missouri grant programs under SHSP include:
Regionalization: Missouri’s Regionalization of Homeland Security program is focused on establishing a common sense, logical governance structure and process to facilitate local, community level engagement in homeland security related decisions. Fourteen core disciplines at the county/local level have been identified to create a Regional Homeland Security Oversight Committee (RHSOC) for 10 geographic regions throughout the State. Each RHSOC is responsible for setting grant funding priorities and strategies for its specific region. For more information on the Regionalization program, contact Michelle Branson, Grant Specialist.
Homeland Security Regional Response System (HS RRS): The HS RRS program is a system within the State of Missouri whose purpose is to provide enhancement for sustainable chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive/Weapons of Mass Destruction (CBRNE/WMD) response capabilities and to achieve standardized resources for CBRNE/WMD response. Individual components in the HSRRS program can include, but not be limited to Haz-Mat teams, SWAT teams, Bomb Squads, and EMS teams with enhanced response capabilities to manage CBRNE/WMD incidents. For more information on the HSRRS program, contact Joni McCarter, Grants Program Supervisor.
Law Enforcement Terrorist Prevention Activities (LETPA): LETPA focuses upon the prevention of terrorist attacks and provides law enforcement and public safety communities with funds to support intelligence gathering and information sharing. States are required to ensure that at least 25 percent of their SHSP award funds and at least 25 percent of their UASI award funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention-oriented planning, organization, training, exercise, and equipment activities. For more information on the LETPA program, contact Joni McCarter, Grants Program Supervisor.
The UASI program focuses on enhancing regional preparedness in major metropolitan areas. The UASI program directly supports the National Priority on expanding regional collaboration in the National Preparedness Guidelines and is intended to assist participating jurisdictions in developing integrated regional systems for prevention, protection, response, and recovery. Consistent with the 9/11 Act, states are required to ensure that at least 25 percent of UASI appropriated funds are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention-oriented planning, organization, training, exercise, and equipment activities, including those activities which support the development and operation of fusion centers. For more information on the UASI program, contact Joni McCarter, Grants Program Supervisor.
The EMPG provides financial assistance to sustain and improve comprehensive emergency management programs at the state, tribal and local levels for all hazards. EMPG has a 50 percent federal and 50 percent state or local cost share, cash or in-kind match requirement. For more information on the EMPG program, contact Theresa Stiles, Grant Specialist.
The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. This program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Additionally, the program is designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, state and local government agencies, and Citizen Corps Councils. For more information on the NSGP program, contact Michelle Branson, Grant Specialist.