Homeland Security Grant Toolkit
The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in implementing the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. The building, sustainment, and delivery of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community. The HSGP supports core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. HSGP is comprised of interconnected grant programs.
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) supports the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). The capability targets are established during the THIRA process, assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR), and inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
The following resources are available to assist local agencies and jurisdictions in achieving eligibility for Homeland Security Grant Program funds and maintaining compliance with state and federal grant administration requirements. Any questions regarding the Homeland Security Program Resource Toolkit can be directed to HOTCOG Homeland Security Staff via the “Contact Us” link.
SHSP Grant Toolkit
Grant Funding Opportunities
At this time, there are no grant funding opportunities. Typically grant funding opportunities open in mid December. Be sure to check back here in December.
Eligibility for Grant Funds
The following resources are designed to assist jurisdictions and agencies in becoming eligible for Homeland Security Grant Program funds. In order to apply for funds, jurisdictions and agencies must complete all necessary actions to become eligible for funding.
Previous SHSP Grant Information
- Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) 2021 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Regular Request for Applications (RFA)
- Texas OOG 2021 SHSP – Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities (LETPA) RFA
- FY2021 SHSP Grant Application Workshop Presentation
- FY2021 SHSP HOTCOG Timeline
- FY2021 Application Scoring Sheet
- HOTCOG FY2021 SHSP Request for Applications Letter to Local Jurisdictions
- Past Homeland Security Grant Program Project Funding
Useful Tools and Resources
The following resources are designed to assist jurisdictions and agencies in applying for Homeland Security Grant Program funds. Provided resources include assets to inform jurisdictions and agencies of the process utilized to apply for, prioritize, and allocate grant funding.
- Homeland Security Strategic Plan Goals, Objectives, and Priority Actions Reference Manual
- SHSP Grant Item Checklist
- SHSP Visual Checklist
- Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) eGrants Website
- eGrants User Guide to Creating an Application
- USPS Zip + 4 Look – Up Tool
- Authorized Expenditure List (AEL) Code Reference
- Blank W – 9 Form
- Blank Direct Deposit Form
- Blank Texas Payee ID Form