State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSP) (Florida)
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Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE)
State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): SHSP supports the implementation of risk driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets set in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs). The capability levels are assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR) and inform planning, organization, equipment, training, and exercise needs to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from acts of terrorism and other catastrophic events.
The FY 2013 allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas by setting the following priorities and objectives:
- Priority One: Implementation of the NPS and a Whole Community Approach to Homeland Security and Emergency Management
- Priority Two: Building and Sustaining Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Capabilities
- Priority Three: Maturation and Enhancement of State and Major Urban Area Fusion Centers
The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6) authorized additional funding allocated at the discretion of the Secretary of the Department Homeland Security, to support appropriated programs in FY 2013. DHS has augmented the SHSP and UASI grant programs in FY 2013 by allocating an additional $163.4 million to support the following priority areas:
- Priority Four: Innovation and Sustained Support for the National Campaign for Preparedness
- Priority Five: Improve Immediate Emergency Victim Care at Mass Casualty Events
History of Funding
Florida's FY12 allocation was $8,839,003.
DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the grant, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award. Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants/cooperative agreements, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity.
Pre-award costs are allowable only with the written consent of DHS and if they are included in the award agreement.
Federal employees are prohibited from serving in any capacity (paid or unpaid) on any proposal submitted under this program. Federal employees may not receive funds under this award.
The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for SHSP funds. Recipients include all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The deadline for SAAs to submit applications to FEMA was June 24, 2013. Similar deadlines are anticipated annually.
The total amount available under the federal SHSP program in 2013 is $354,644,123. The total amount allocated to the State of Florida is $9,574,272. The period of performance is 24 months. Cost sharing is not required.
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