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 thirty-five percent (35%) 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).

Disclaimer: HSGP Drone Request Process

Applicants that are seeking funding for the purchase of a small unmanned aircraft system, otherwise known as a Drone, must adhere to the formal request process mandated by DHS/FEMA. Please contact GEMA/HS at [email protected] or 404-635-7095 for exclusive details in this process.


NOTE: Applications will only be accepted on-line via the Georgia EM Grants Manager at ga.emgrants.com beginning February 1, 2024.

The purpose of the FY 2024 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. Use the templates below to write a substantial project description.

Download this pdf file. EOD K9

Download this pdf file. CERT

Download this pdf file. SWAT

Download this pdf file. CBRNE

Download this pdf file. Hazmat

Download this pdf file. GSAR

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.

Operation Stonegarden (OPSG): The OPSG Program supports enhanced cooperation and coordination among Customs and Border Protection (CBP), United States Border Patrol (USBP), and local, Tribal, territorial, state, and Federal law enforcement agencies. The OPSG Program funds investments in joint efforts 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.


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

CFDA Title: Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP)

Key Dates

The Application period opens February 1, 2024.

All applications for this grant must be received by the deadline, April 2, 2024, to be considered.

GEMA/HS expects notification of award no later than August 31, 2024.

General projected state-level period of performance (POP) is September 01, 2024 – August 31, 2027.