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Homeland Security Division 

Grants Unit ​​

FY 2018 State Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) Grant

At the date of publication of this document, the Department of Homeland Security has not yet released the FY 2018 HSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). When released, the complete FY 2018 HSGP NOFO will be posted at and on the Federal website .

The funding amount Georgia will receive under the HSGP in FY 2018 is currently unknown. GEMA/HS estimates that federal funding will be available no later than September 30, 2018.


NOTE: Applications will only be accepted on-line via email to . Forms and instructions are available at  under HS Grants.

The purpose of the Federal Fiscal Year 2018 State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) is to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare Georgia for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to its security. The HSGP grant provides funding to implement investments that build, sustain, and deliver FEMA’s 32 core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient Nation. Building, sustaining, and delivering core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government, organization, or community, but rather, require the combined effort of the whole community, inclusive of children, individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs, diverse communities, and people with limited English proficiency.

The HSGP supports the core capabilities across the five mission areas of Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery based on allowable costs. The HSGP supports the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Mission to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience. HSGP funds a range of activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas. At least eighty percent (80%) of funds must be passed through to local or tribal units of government. At least twenty-five percent (25%) of the overall HSGP funds received by the state must be dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities (LETPA).

Funding for this program is provided to Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (GEMA/HS). GEMA/HS is the state Administrative Authority for this program. Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Grant Programs Directorate (GPD).


The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 97.067

CFDA Title: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)


              ·         The Application Period closes on March 25th, 2018 at 11:59 PM Eastern. All applications for this grant must be received by GEMA/HS by that                 time to be considered.

              ·         GEMA/HS expects notification of Award no later than September 30, 2018.

              ·         General projected period of performance (POP) is October 01, 2018 – August 31, 2020.

* NOTE - Find additional forms on the "Grants Forms and Resources" link below.

 ​​​​​Additional Grant Information