U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Washington, DC 20472
Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin
June 29, 2012
MEMORANDUM FOR: All State Administrative Agency Heads
All State Administrative Agency Points of Contact
All Urban Areas Security Initiative Points of Contact
All State Homeland Security Directors
All State Emergency Management Agency Directors
All Eligible Regional Transit Agencies
All Private Sector Transportation Security Partners
All Public and Private Sector Port Security Partners
All Tribal Nation Points of Contact
FROM: Elizabeth M. Harman
Grant Programs Directorate
Federal Emergency Management Agency
SUBJECT: Fiscal Year 2012 Preparedness Grant Programs Allocation Announcement
Today, the Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), a component of the Department of Homeland
Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is pleased to announce final FY 2012 grant allocations for the following grant programs:
- Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
- Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program
- Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
- Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
- Intercity Passenger Rail – Amtrak (IPR) Program
- Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
- Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
The total amount of funds allocated for the FY 2012 Preparedness Grant Programs is $1,381,476,000.
FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)
The HSGP is comprised of three related grant programs authorized by Congress, and implemented by the Department of Homeland Security, which collectively strengthen the nation against risks and consequences associated with acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
The intent of the FY 2012 HSGP is to provide grant funding to assist state and local governments obtain the resources required to support the National Preparedness Goal’s (NPG’s) Mission Areas and Core Capabilities. HSGP’s component programs are:
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP). The SHSP provides $294,000,000 to support the implementation of state Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. SHSP also provides funding to implement initiatives in the State Preparedness Report.
Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI). The UASI program provides $490,376,000 to address the unique planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high density urban areas, 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). The OPSG program provides $46,600,000 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.
Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Activities (LETPA) Set Aside. The LETPA Set Aside applies to funding provided under both SHSP and UASI. Pursuant to the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107–296), Title XX, § 2006, as amended by the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Public Law 110-53) (hereafter “9/11 Act”), Title I, §101, August 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 280, 6 U.S.C. § 607, states are required to ensure that at least 25 percent of the combined funds allocated under SHSP and UASI are dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention activities (LETPA) linked to one or more core capabilities within the NPG. The LETPA allocation can be from SHSP, UASI or both.
It is also important to note that many activities and costs that were allowable under several preparedness grant programs which were funded in prior years but were not funded in FY 2012 remain allowable under the FY 2012 HSGP grouping. Specifically, all activities and costs allowed under the FY 2010 Buffer Zone Protection Program (BZPP), FY 2010 Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), FY 2011 Citizen Corps Program (CCP), FY 2011 Driver’s License Security Grant Program (DLSGP), FY 2011 Metropolitan Medical Response System (MMRS) are allowable activities and costs under the FY 2012 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP).
FY 2012 Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG) Program
The EMPG Program provides $339,500,000 to assist state, local, and tribal governments in preparing for all hazards, as authorized by the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Title VI of the Stafford Act authorizes
FEMA to make grants for the purpose of providing a system of emergency preparedness for the protection of life and property in the United States from hazards and to vest responsibility for emergency preparedness jointly in the federal government and the states and their political subdivisions. The intent of the FY 2012 EMPG Program is to provide grant funding to assist state emergency management agencies in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities. The federal government, through the EMPG
Program, provides necessary direction, coordination, guidance, and assistance, as authorized in this title so that a comprehensive emergency preparedness system exists for all hazards.
FY 2012 Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP)
The THSGP provides $6,000,000 to directly eligible tribes to help strengthen the nation against risks associated with potential terrorist attacks. The intent of the FY 2012 THSGP is to competitively grant funding to assist eligible tribes in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities as they apply to tribal lands.
FY 2012 Urban Areas Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)
The NSGP provides $10,000,000 in funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and located within one of the UASI-eligible urban areas. The intent of the FY 2012 NSGP is to competitively award grant funding to assist nonprofit organizations in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities.
FY 2012 Intercity Passenger Rail – Amtrak (IPR) Program
In FY 2012, the IPR Program provides $10,000,000 to Amtrak to develop security enhancements for eligible intercity passenger rail operations. The intent of the FY 2012 IPR is to grant funding to assist the Amtrak rail system in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities.
FY 2012 Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
Area Maritime Transportation Security Plans and facility security plans among port authorities, facility operators, and state and local government agencies required to provide port security services. The purpose of the FY 2012 PSGP is to support increased port-wide risk management; enhanced domain awareness; conduct training and exercises; expansion of port recovery and resiliency capabilities; further capabilities to prevent, detect, respond to, and recover from attacks involving improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and other non-conventional weapons; and to assist ports in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities.
FY 2012 Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
The TSGP provides $87,500,000 to the nation’s high-threat urban areas for enhancement of security measures at critical transit infrastructure including bus, ferry, and rail systems. The purpose of the FY 2012 TSGP is to create a sustainable, risk-based effort to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, increase the resilience of transit infrastructure, and to assist transit agencies in obtaining the resources required to support the NPG’s associated Mission Areas and Core Capabilities.
For more information on funding allocation, visit http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/bulletins/index.shtm.