Homeland Security Grant Overview - 2007

FY 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) - information below from the Department of Homeland Security Website

The 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) will award more than $1.6 billion to enhance the ability of states, territories, and urban areas to prepare for, prevent, and respond to terrorist attacks and other major disasters. HSGP funds can be used for preparedness planning, equipment acquisition, training, exercises, management, and administration in order to obtain resources that are critical to building and sustaining capabilities that are aligned with the Interim National Preparedness Goal and respective State and Urban Area Homeland Security Strategies. 

Below find comprehensive information and guidance about the 1007 Homeland Security Grant Program. Information gathered from Department of Homeland Security.

FY 2007 HSGP Guidance: Program Guidance and Application Kit
FY 2007 HSGP Investment Justification User’s Guide

Enhancements to 2007 HSGP:

  • Key updates to the FY 2007 HSGP are available here
  • Following input from stakeholders in state and local government, the period of performance for all HSGP funds has been extended from 24 months to 36 months.
  • Fusion Centers are now a priority for LETPP and an allowable cost for SHSP and UASI. For a Fusion Center investment guide, click here
  • Conducting program evaluations to improve the state or urban area’s homeland security program are now an allowable expense. Additional guidance will be released in Spring 2007.

Summary of HSGP Five Programs

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
Total Funding Available in FY 2007: $509,250,000
SHSP supports the implementation of the State Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs for acts of terrorism. In addition, SHSP supports the implementation of the National Preparedness Goal, NIMS, and the NRP.
Examples of Allowable Planning Costs

Purpose: This core assistance program provides funds to build capabilities at the State and local levels through planning, equipment, training, and exercise activities. SHSP also supports 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.

Eligible Applicants: Eligible entities for SHSP are all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Available funds are distributed to each State based upon the risk and effectiveness scores associated with each application and also on a minimum allocation consistent with the statutory formula set by the USA Patriot Act. Each State, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive 0.75 percent of total available SHSP funds as a minimum allocation and the four territories will each receive 0.25 percent. Effectiveness scores are determined through a peer review of proposed State investments.      

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Total Funding Available in FY 2007: $746,900,000

UASI Program funds address the unique planning, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high threat, high density Urban Areas, and assist them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.
List of Candidate Urban Areas for FY 2007 UASI Program Examples of Allowable Planning Costs

Purpose: The UASI Program focuses on the unique planning, equipment, training and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density urban areas. It assists them in building sustainable capacity to prevent, protect, respond, and recover from acts of terrorism.

Eligible Applicants: Forty-five urban areas (see page 4 for complete list) are eligible for funding under the FY07 program. Six of these areas are designated as highest risk UASI jurisdictions and will be eligible to compete for $410 million or 55 percent of available funds. The remaining UASI areas will compete for the remaining $336 million or 45 percent of available funds. Funds will be allocated based on analysis of risk and the effectiveness of proposed investments by the applicants. Risk for UASI jurisdictions is evaluated using a consistent
methodology of threat, vulnerability, and consequences.

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Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP)
Total Funding Available in FY 2007: $363,750,000

LETPP focuses upon the prevention of terrorist attacks and provides law enforcement and public safety communities with funds to support intelligence gathering and information sharing through enhancing/establishing fusion centers; interoperable communications; and collaboration with non-law enforcement partners, other government agencies and the private sector.
Fusion Center Guidance

Purpose: LETPP provides resources to law enforcement and public safety communities to support critical terrorism prevention activities, including establishing and enhancing fusion centers and collaborating with non-law enforcement partners, other government agencies and
the private sector.

Eligible Applicants: LETPP eligibility mirrors that of the SHSP program: all 50 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands. Available funds are distributed to each State based upon the risk and
Homeland Security Grant Program Detail 3 effectiveness scores associated with each application and also on a minimum allocation
consistent with the statutory formula set by the USA Patriot Act.

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Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS)
Total Funding Available in FY 2007: $32,010,000

MMRS funds support MMRS jurisdictions to further enhance and sustain an integrated, systematic mass casualty incident preparedness program that enables an effective response during the first crucial hours of an incident. The program prepares jurisdictions for response to the range of mass casualty incidents, including CBRNE, agricultural and epidemic outbreaks, natural disasters and large-scale hazardous materials incidents.
MMRS Homepage
Additional MMRS Guidance on Target Capabilities/Capability Focus Areas and NIMS Compliance

Purpose: MMRS funds support local preparedness efforts to respond to all-hazards mass casualty incidents, including CBRNE terrorism, epidemic disease outbreaks, natural disasters and large-scale hazardous materials incidents.

Eligible Applicants: As in past years, 124 cities are eligible for MMRS funding. See page 8, below, for a complete list of all eligible jurisdictions. Each of the 124 MMRS jurisdictions will receive $258,145 to establish and sustain local capabilities.

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Citizen Corps Program (CCP)
Total Funding Available in FY 2007: $14,550,000

The CCP mission is to actively involve all citizens in hometown security through personal preparedness, training, exercises, and volunteer service. CCP funds support Citizen Corps Council efforts to engage citizens in all-hazards prevention, protection, response, and recovery.
Citizen Corps website

Purpose: The Citizen Corps mission is to bring community and government leaders together to coordinate community involvement in emergency preparedness, planning, mitigation, response and recovery.

Eligible Applicants: Like SHSP and LETPP, the Citizen Corps Program is open to 56 States and Territories using the USA Patriot Act formula. All 50 States, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico will receive a minimum of 0.75 percent of the total available CCP grant funding.
Four terror ties (American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and the Virgin Islands) will receive a minimum amount of 0.25 percent of the total available grant funding. The balance of the CCP funds is distributed on a population-share basis.

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Other resources: The links below contain information relevant to, but not included in, the FY 2007 HSGP Guidance:
Tables of Historical Allowable Costs
Table of Other Federal Preparedness Grants
Cyber Security Guidance
Domestic Nuclear Detection Office Overview
Geospatial Guidance
Interoperable Communications Guidance
Grants and Training resources