Homeland Security Grant Program

The Homeland Security Grant Program 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).


NOTE: Applications will only be accepted on-line via the new Georgia EMGrantsPro System at ga.emgrants.com beginning February 19, 2020.

The purpose of the FY 2020 HSGP grant is to provide funds to eligible entities to support state, local, tribal, and territorial efforts to prevent terrorism and other catastrophic events and to prepare the Nation for the threats and hazards that pose the greatest risk to the security of the United States.

Available Grants

State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): The SHSP supports state, tribal, territorial, and local preparedness activities that address high priority preparedness gaps across all core capabilities that support terrorism preparedness.

Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI): The UASI program assists high-threat, high density Urban Areas in efforts to build, sustain, and deliver the capabilities necessary to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.


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

CFDA Title: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

Key Dates

The Application period opens February 19, 2020.

All applications for this grant must be received by the deadline, March 25, 2020, to be considered.

GEMA/HS expects notification of award no later than August 31, 2020.

General projected state-level period of performance (POP) is September 01, 2020 – August 31, 2023.