The U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has announced the FY 2021 Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) totaling more than $1 billion in funds to help states and territories prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards. This grant provides grantees with the resources required for implementation of the National Preparedness System and working toward the National Preparedness Goal of a secure and resilient nation. HSGP includes the following programs:
- State Homeland Security Program (SHSP): Addresses capabilities identified in Urban Area, State, and regional Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessments (THIRAs).
- Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI):
Addresses the unique needs of high-threat, high-density Urban Areas.
- Operation Stonegarden (OPSG):
Helps secure US borders including States and territories with international water borders.
The application period for FY 2021 funding closes on May 14, 2021.
According to the FEMA program document:
“The 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for reducing the risks posed by terrorism and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. HSGP supports the goals of Building a Culture of Preparedness and Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a more prepared and resilient Nation, as preparedness is a shared responsibility and funding should support priorities that are most impactful and demonstrate the greatest return on investment….
The threat profile has changed in the past two decades – we now face continuous cyber threats by sophisticated actors, threats to soft targets and crowded places, threats from domestic violent extremists, and threats from new and emerging technologies.”
We know grant writing can be difficult and a time-consuming task. But this is a great opportunity to secure funds to help prevent, protect against, respond to and recover from potential terrorist acts and other hazards. We don’t want you to miss out, so we are offering free assistance in preparing your grant proposal (USA only). If you are looking for the latest technologies in explosives identification, narcotics identification, or hazmat and chemical dentification, this may be the best time to apply. To learn more about these programs – and for assistance with grant preparation – contact us.
Thermo Scientific™ Gemini™ with LowDoseID, FirstDefender™ and TruDefender™ analyzers are deployed worldwide for chemical and explosives identification. Our portfolio of handheld radiation meters, including the Thermo Scientific™ RadEye™ Personal Radiation Detector and the PackEye Detection Backpack are also eligible for funding.
These analyzers – and sustainment on existing equipment – are eligible for all HSGP funding.
Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ and Thermo Scientific™ 1064Defender™ rapidly identify suspected drugs including emerging synthetic threats such as cathinones and cannabinoids. TruNarc and 1064Defender analyzers are eligible for Operation Stonegarden funding
Don’t Forget: The application period for FY 2021 funding closes on May 14, 2021.