Over 3 Billion in Department of Homeland Security Grants Available to Counties
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The Department of Homeland Security recently released its FY09 Application Guidance for 14 federal grant programs, totaling more than $3 billion available in federal funding to assist state and local governments in strengthening community preparedness. Collectively, these grants enhance the nation’s ability to respond to terrorist threats and other emergencies.
The funding is intended to support objectives outlined in DHS’ National Preparedness Guidelines and related national preparedness documents, such as the National Incident Management System, National Response Framework and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan. Collectively, these grants enhance the nation’s ability to prevent, protect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks, major disasters and other emergencies.
Since 2002, DHS has awarded more than $27 billion in federal grants to state and local governments. Changes to the FY09 grant programs are limited.
The grant program allocations for 2009 are $1.7 billion for the Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP), $388.6 million for the Transit Security Grant Program, $306 million for Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG), $60 million for Operation Stonegarden Grants, $34 million for the Regional Catastrophic Preparedness Grant Program (RCPGP), $48.6 million for the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program, and $15 million for UASI Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).
One notable change: Unlike previous years, FY09 funding levels, or “targeted allocations,” for the State Homeland Security Program and Urban Areas Security Initiative were announced up front. This change should assist states and counties in writing investment justifications that reflect available grant resources.
Illinois Landmark Grant
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Court House Grant