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Homeland Security Grants

Local and national grant resources

Again we have an opportunity to apply for the 2011 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) through the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). This grant program will provide $19 million in funding support for target hardening activities to nonprofit organizations (colleges qualify) that are at high risk of terrorist attack.

This funding is provided specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations only in King, Snohomish and Pierce Counties, the program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Each nonprofit may apply through their State Emergency Management Agency for up to a $75,000 grant award. The grant program also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, state and local government agencies, and Citizen Corps Councils. Applicants must be a member of their local Citizen Corps Council. 2009 a grant was awarded to Pacific Lutheran University to upgrade their card reader system. These grants focused on furthering their security/lowering risks and threats and providing training. Grants can be used for equipment purchase and training.

We have previously provided you with copies of grants from the 2010 awards that can be used as templates for your requests. Please feel free to direct questions to Sierra Wardell her contact information is below.


For more information contact:

Sierra Wardell
Homeland Security Program Coordinator
Emergency Management Division
20 Aviation Drive, Bldg 20
Camp Murray, WA 98430-5122
(253) 512-7121 desk
(253) 273-8477 cell

List of grants available through the Department of Homeland Security

Homeland security and public safety grants

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Information on homeland security and public safety grant opportunities offered by agencies across the Federal government. Simplifies access to these grants by placing information in a single, easily accessible site. It includes grants offered by the Department of Homeland Security as well as other Federal Departments and Agencies.

DHS (Department of Homeland Security) grant website - 'Open for Business': http://www.dhs.gov/xopnbiz/grants/

Homeland Security Grants - By State

The Homeland Security Grant Program is a wide-reaching program that funds planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise activities in support of the National Preparedness Guidelines and related plans and programs, such as the National Incident Management System (NIMS), National Response Framework (NRF), and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).

Click here for State Contacts & Grant Award Information

FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs

Some grants are available only by a presidential declaration of a major disaster or emergency that designates the grants be made available. This FEMA website allows you to search for grants and assistance programs available.

Search for Grants and Assistance Programs

TSA Grant Programs

Securing our vital transportation systems is our mission, but screening travelers and providing law enforcement is not the only way we work. Small investments like new chain-link fences at your local trucking company's terminal or new locks at a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals bring big dividends. Not every business or community can afford to purchase major security upgrades without impact. That's where our grant program comes in. Grant opportunities exist to reap the benefits of improved security across the nation.

Click here to view the TSA Grant website.


Grants.gov is your source to find and apply for federal government grants. Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public.

Go to Grants.gov.

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