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Open for Business - Grants

The Department of Homeland Security enhances the ability of states, local and tribal jurisdictions, and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters, by distributing grant funds. Localities can use grants for planning, equipment, training and exercise needs.

State, Local and Tribal Grant Programs

Homeland Security Grants  

  • The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program (UASI)
  • The Citizen Corps Program
  • The Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
  • State Homeland Security Program - Tribal (SHSP Tribal)
  • Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

Preparedness Grants (Formerly Infrastructure Protection Programs)

  • Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP):
    • Freight Rail Security Grant Program (FRSGP)
    • Intercity Passenger Rail (Amtrak)
  • Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP)
  • Trucking Security Program (TSP)
  • Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
  • Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP)
  • Emergency Operations Center (EOC) Grant Program
  • Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)
  • Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP)

Other Grants

  • Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
  • Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP)
  • Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP)

FEMA oversees the distribution of these grants. More information on these and other grants at FEMA.

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This page was last reviewed/modified on April 8, 2009.