AVAILABLE GRANT PROGRAMS

  • Purpose

    The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program plays an important role in the implementation of the US National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation including attack executed against mass transportation on our soil; cyberattacks against critical port infrastructure; and mass casualty events involving both vehicles and active shooters. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. All states and territories are eligible to apply for EMPG program funds. Either the State Administrative Agency (SAA) or the State’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is eligible to apply directly to FEMA for EMPG funds on behalf of each state or territory. However, only one application is accepted from each state or territory.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    As part of the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Volunteer, combination, and career fire departments operating in any of the states and territories, or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization are eligible to apply for funding. 

    Application Submission Opens
    April
    Applications Deadline Month
    May
  • Purpose

    As part of the Assistance for Firefighters Grant Program, the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Grants (SAFER) was created to provide funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Volunteer, combination, and career fire departments operating in any of the states and territories, or any federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization are eligible to apply for funding. 

    Application Submission Opens
    April
    Applications Deadline Month
    May
  • Purpose

    The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Eligible applicants for the FP&S Activity include fire departments and national, regional, state, local, tribal, and nonprofit organizations that are recognized for their experience and expertise in fire prevention and safety programs and activities. Both private and public non-profit organizations are eligible to apply for funding in this activity. 

    Application Submission Opens
    April
    Applications Deadline Month
    May
  • Purpose

    The Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. The HSGP is comprised of three grant programs:

    • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
    • Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)
    • Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)

    Together, these grant programs fund a range of preparedness activities, including planning, organization, equipment purchase, training, exercises, and management and administration across all core capabilities and mission areas.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to submit HSGP applications to DHS/FEMA. Please see eligibility requirements for the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) and Operation Stonegarden (OPSG) for details. Contact your SAA to determine if your location may be eligible.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    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.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to submit applications to DHS/FEMA. Contact your SAA to determine if your location may be eligible. 

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The UASI program funds addressed the unique risk driven and capabilities-based planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas based on the capability targets identified during the THIRA process and associated assessment efforts; and assists them in building an enhanced and sustainable capacity to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to submit applications to DHS/FEMA. In FY 2020, 32 urban areas were designated eligible for funding. Contact your SAA to determine if your location may be eligible. 

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Port Security Grant Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. The objective is to provide funding to port authorities, facility operators, and State and local agencies for activities associated with implementing Area Maritime Security Plans (AMSPs), facility security plans, and other port-wide risk management efforts. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. All entities subject to an Area Maritime Security Plan, as defined by 46 U.S.C. § 70103(b), may apply for PSGP funding. Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to, port authorities, facility operators, and State and local government agencies. Contact FEMA for more information.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Transit Security Grant Program plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities essential to achieving the National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) of a secure and resilient Nation. Applicable funding Priority Area: Addressing emerging threats, such as transnational criminal organizations, WMD and UAS. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Eligible transit agencies are determined based on daily unlinked passenger trips (ridership) and transit systems that serve historically eligible Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas. Contact FEMA for more information.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities. Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal. Applicable funding Priority Area: Enhancing the Protection of Soft Targets/Crowded Places

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. NSGP is broken down into two grants: NSGP-UA and NSGP-S. NSGP-UA provides funding for nonprofit organizations located within Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas. NSGP-S provides funding for nonprofit organizations located outside of UASI designated urban areas. Contact FEMA for more information.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) is a component of the US Department of Justice. COPS Grants including the Anti-methamphetamine Program (CAMP) and Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) are two of its administered grants applicable for procurement of Rigaku handheld devices. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Open to state law enforcement agencies with multi-jurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high per capita rates of primary treatment admissions.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The COPS Anti-Methamphetamine Program (CAMP) is a competitive grant solicitation, open to state law enforcement agencies with multijurisdictional reach and interdisciplinary team (e.g. task force) structures, in states with high seizures of precursor chemicals, finished methamphetamine, laboratories, and laboratory dump seizures.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Only state law enforcement agencies authorized by law or by a state agency to engage in or to supervise anti-methamphetamine investigative activities are eligible to apply for funding.

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The COPS Office Anti-Heroin Task Force (AHTF) program is a competitive award program designed to advance public safety by providing provide funds directly to state law enforcement to locate and investigate illicit activities through statewide collaboration related to the distribution of heroin, fentanyl, or carfentanil or the unlawful distribution of prescription opioids.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. AHTF is open only to state law enforcement agencies with primary law enforcement authority over heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, and other opioids seizures and investigations.

    Application Submission Opens
    March
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program) awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner/coroner services. Among other things, funds may be used to eliminate a backlog in the analysis of forensic evidence and to train and employ forensic laboratory personnel, as needed, to eliminate such a backlog. Under this program, two grants are administered a formula grant and a competitive grant. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Grants are awarded to states and units of local government. State Administering Agencies (SAA) may apply for both formula and competitive funds. Only the SAA can apply for the formula fund. Contact your SAA or supervisor to determine if your agency may be eligible.

    Application Submission Opens
    April
    Applications Deadline Month
    June
  • Purpose

    The Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) focuses on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Only federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, may apply. This includes Alaska Native villages and Tribal Consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes. 

    Application Submission Opens
    February
    Applications Deadline Month
    April
  • Purpose

    The Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation enables Tribes, Alaska Native villages, and Tribal consortia to submit a single application for eight of the Department of Justice’s competitive grant programs. These grants provide resources to expand the implementation of community policing and meets the most serious needs of law enforcment in Tribal Nations. It allows for the procurement of equipment and training to assist in the initiation or enhancement of Tribal community policing efforts. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Only federally recognized Indian Tribal Governments, as determined by the Secretary of the Interior, may apply. This includes Alaska Native villages and Tribal Consortia consisting of two or more federally recognized Indian tribes.  

    Application Submission Opens
    December
    Applications Deadline Month
    February
  • Deadline: Quarterly
    Purpose

    Our Mission is to impact the lifesaving capabilities, and the lives of local heroes and their communities. This is accomplished by providing lifesaving equipment and prevention education tools first responders and public safety organizations. 

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. Fire Departments, Law enforcement, EMS, public safety organizations, non-profits and schools are encouraged to apply. Canadian fire departments are eligible.

    Application Submission Opens
    Ongoing
    Applications Deadline Month
    Quarterly
  • Purpose

    Funding Priority Tier 1: Emergency and basic needs. Aligned to our business, we're there to help in an emergency. We partner with organizations that provide life's necessities.

    Eligibility

    US Based Grant Program. The Nationwide Foundation accepts applications from nonprofits in the following communities. Emphasis is placed on Tier 1 and Tier 2 organizations in these communities:

    • Brea/Orange County, CA
    • Columbus (Metro), OH
    • Denver, CO
    • Des Moines, IA
    • Gainesville, FL
    • Harleysville, PA
    • Harrisburg, PA
    • Raleigh (Metro), NC
    • Sacramento, CA
    • San Antonio, TX
    • Scottsdale/Phoenix (Metro), AZ
    • Wausau, WI
    Application Submission Opens
    Ongoing
    Applications Deadline Month
    September
  • Purpose

    We make it our business to be like a good neighbor, helping to build safer, stronger and better educated communities across the United States. Through our company grants, we focus on three areas: safety, education, and community development.

    Eligibility

    Eligible Organizations
    Programs conducted by Municipal, county, state or federal government entities that align with the State Farm® charitable focus.
    501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies

    Application Submission Opens
    September
    Applications Deadline Month
    October

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