State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)


To build capabilities to prevent, deter, respond to, and recover from incidents of terrorism at the State and local levels through planning, equipment, training, and exercise activities and support the implementation of State homeland security strategies and key elements of the national preparedness architecture, including the National Preparedness Goal, the National Incident Management System and the National Response Plan.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 01/15/2013 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available
U.S.A Patriot Act of 2001 , Public Law 107-56; Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act of 2009 , Public Law 110-329.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, which includes any State of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any possession of the United States. The State Administering Agency (SAA), designated by the Governor to administer DHS grant funds, is the only agency eligible to apply for these funds and is responsible for obligating the funds to local units of government and other designated recipients. Local units of government and other designated recipients, as defined in the Conference Report accompanying the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2006, refers to "any county, city, village, town, district, borough, parish, port authority, transit authority, intercity rail provider, commuter rail system, freight rail provider, water district, regional planning commission, council of government, Indian tribe with jurisdiction over Indian country, authorized Tribal organization, Alaska Native village, independent authority, special district, or other political subdivision of any State.".
Beneficiary Eligibility
General Public.
Refer to program guidance document. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Award Procedure
Applications are assessed for anticipated effectiveness using a peer review process and plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Refer to program guidance document.
An annual appropriation is anticipated for this program.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Funds may be used for planning, organization, equipment, training and exercises as related to the program objectives above, and will be administered by the respective State Administrative Agency (SAA). Each SAA shall make no less than 80 percent of the total grant program amount available to local units of government within 60 days of the receipt of funds. Refer to program guidance document.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Refer to program guidance document. Refer to program guidance document. Refer to program guidance document. Grantees are required to submit an Initial Strategy Implementation Plan (ISIP) within 60 days of the grant award date. Semi-annual progress report (SAPR) and Bi annual Strategy Implementation Reports (BSIR) are required semi-annually. The SAPR and BSIR are due within 30 days after the end of the reporting period (July 30 with a reporting period of January 1 through June 30, and January 30 with a reporting period of July 1 through December 31) for the life of the award. Grantees are also required to submit quarterly Financial Status Reports (FSR). The FSR are due 30 days after the end of each calendar quarter on January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30. Final SAPR, BSIR and FSR reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award, whichever occurs first. Refer to program guidance document.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: Title Homeland Security Act of 2002 as amended by the 9/11 Act.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Based on project need.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Grant Programs, 245 Murray Lane, Bldg. #410, The Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID). CSID hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Eastern Time), Monday through Friday., Washington, District of Columbia 20528 Email: Phone: (1-800) 368-6498.
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Formula Grants) FY 09 $861,265,000; FY 10 $1,077,000,000; FY 11 $1,000,000,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Current Data Available.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
For regulations and guidelines, please refer to the SHSP section of the HSGP solicitation guidance and application kit.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2010: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available


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