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2008 Homeland Security Grant Program
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)

SHSP Program Overview: The State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) supports the implementation of State Homeland Security Strategies to address the identified planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs for acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events. In addition, SHSP supports the implementation of the National Preparedness Guidelines, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the National Response Framework (NRF).

FY 2008 HSGP is focusing on three objectives as its highest priorities. These three objectives are:

  1. Measuring progress in achieving the National Preparedness Guidelines. As part of the FY 2008 HSGP Investment Justifications, applicants will be asked to establish specific capability-based outcomes associated with all proposed investments. Proposals should be aligned with the National Priorities of the National Preparedness Guidelines and must outline measurable outcomes that will be tracked and accomplished during implementation. After funds are awarded, grantees will be required to report on progress made toward achieving the identified outcomes for each investment as part of the regular grant reporting process. In addition to specific measures, applicants should outline two to four key enablers for each investment that are of such importance to achieving the outcome that they require monitoring and management during the grant period. These enablers can be physical (e.g. a major equipment item) or logical (e.g. a critical process, such as a formal planning process) in nature.
  2. Strengthening improvised explosive device (IED) attack deterrence, prevention, and protection capabilities. This priority supports the policy outlined in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 19 "combating Terrorist use of Explosives in the United States" (HSPD19) by emphasizing the need for States to take a more proactive approach to reducing the threat of a terrorist explosive attack. States should begin by implementing programs such as enhancing public and private sector IED awareness and reducing critical infrastructure/key resource (CIKR) and soft target explosive attack vulnerabilities. Activities to strengthen explosive attack deterrence, prevention, and protection capabilities should be undertaken in coordination with the statewide CIKR protection program, which States were required to establish in FY 2007 in support of the NIPP.
  3. Strengthening preparedness planning. This provision aligns with the National Priority to Strengthen Planning and Citizen Preparedness Capabilities as outlined in the National Preparedness Guidelines and supports the Planning Annex to HSPD-8 "National Preparedness." As indicated in the Planning Annex, coordinated, comprehensive plans should be developed that cover prevention, protection, and response activities for specific planning scenarios. However, within these plans, specific activities may be implemented in support of the following areas:
    • Fixing shortcomings in existing plans.
    • Building regional planning processes and planning communities.
    • Linking operational needs identified in plans to resource allocation
    • Including the private sector in preparedness planning activities.
    • Consolidation of Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention-Oriented Activities

Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention-Oriented Activities Overview: In FY 2008, the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (LETPP) is no longer a separate line item.  However, 25% of the 80% local funds are to be dedicated towards law enforcement terrorism prevention-oriented planning, training, exercise and equipment activities.

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  • NEPA Compliance - Are you thinking of a grant that might require very limited, eligible construction activities? If so, please read the following:
    • Construction is very limited per the Grant Program Guidance. Please do not apply for projects that may entail construction without first discussing these plans with the Grants Management Unit to alleviate efforts that may result in an ineligible application.

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