The State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) is awarded and administered by the Wyoming Office of Homeland Security. This consolidation was done to streamline the grant application process and better coordinate federal, state and local grant funding distribution and operations. The funding provided will be applied against critical resource gaps identified through the assessments and prioritized in the state strategies.
Providing funds through a single application and award process facilitates coordination of preparedness activities related to the goals and objectives identified in the state strategies, resulting in a more effective and efficient use of funding. The programs further provide the opportunity to enhance preparedness efforts.
The purpose of the Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) is to assist state and local governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. States have the opportunity to use EMPG funds to further strengthen their ability to support emergency management mission areas while simultaneously addressing issues of national concern as identified in the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs
The purpose of HMGP is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas of the state, tribe, or territory requested by the Governor or Tribal Executive.
The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.
This program provides funds to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, communities, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are to be awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds.
These grants are a 75/25 percent cost share and the city/county/tribe is responsible for the 25 percent match.
The HMEP grant program was established in 1990 by the Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act. In 1993, PHMSA began issuing grants to assist States, Territories, and Native American Tribes to "develop, improve, and carry out emergency plans" within the National Response System and the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986. (See more.)
The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. (See more.)