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GSN Magazine June 2016 Digital Edition

DHS Announces Grant

DHS Announces Grant Allocations for Fiscal Year 2016 Preparedness Grants Continued from page 34 Awards made to the states and urban areas for HSGP carry pass-through requirements. Pass-through is decurity enhancements for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack and located within one of the 29 Fiscal Year 2016 UASIeligible urban areas. Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program (THSGP) — a competitive grant that provides $10 million to eligible tribal nations to implement preparedness initiatives to help strengthen the nation against risk associated with potential terrorist attacks and other hazards. Intercity Bus Security Grant Program (IBSGP) — a competitive grant that provides $3 million to assist operators of fixed-route intercity and charter bus services within high-threat urban areas to protect bus systems and the traveling public from acts of terrorism, major disasters and other emergencies. In addition to the competitive grants announced today, in February 2016, Secretary Johnson announced more than $1.3 billion in preparedness grant program funding. Non-Competitive Grant Program Allocations for Fiscal Year 2016: vides more than $350 million to assist local, tribal, territorial, and state governments in enhancing and sustaining all-hazards emergency management capabilities. Intercity Passenger Rail - Amtrak (IPR) Program — a non-competitive grant that provides $10 million to protect critical surface transportation infrastructure and the traveling public from acts of terrorism and increase the resilience of the Amtrak rail system. Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) — provides more than $1 billion for states and urban areas to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other threats. The HSGP grants are: • State Homeland Security Program (SHSP) — a non-competitive grant that provides $402 million to support the implementation of the National Preparedness System to build and strengthen preparedness capabilities at all levels. • Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) — a non-competitive grant that provides $580 million to enhance regional preparedness and capabilities in 29 high-threat, high-density areas. 46 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) Program — a non-competitive grant that profined as an obligation on the part of the State Administrative Agency (SAA) to make funds available to local units of government, combinations of local units, tribal governments, or other specific groups or organizations. The SAA must obligate at least 80 percent (80%) of the funds awarded under SHSP and UASI to local or tribal units of government. Per section 2006 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (6 U.S.C. § 607), DHS/FEMA is required to ensure that at least 25 percent of grant funding must be used for law enforcement terrorism prevention activities. Further information on DHS’s preparedness grant programs is available at and http:// Sign-up for Free GSN Print/Digital Editions & Email Newsletters CLICK HERE

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