Homeland Security Program

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Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) is comprised of the following grant programs:

  • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

  • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

  • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program

  • Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)


State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

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, and 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.

Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)

The UASI funds address the unique risk-driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets identified during the THIRA process and associated assessment efforts; and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.


Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) Program

OPSG funds are intended to enhance cooperation and coordination among local, tribal, territorial, state, and federal law enforcement agencies in a joint mission to secure the United States’ borders along routes of ingress from international borders to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada, as well as states and territories with international water borders.

​Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The NSGP provides support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack and located within one of the specific Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-eligible Urban Areas. While this funding is provided specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations under The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76), the Program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also serves to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) Funding to Community

An example of State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) funding at work within the Sacramento County Operational Area. Together, these grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration.


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