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State Homeland Security Program

SHSP is part of the Homeland Security Grants Program (HSGP) and 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 targets are established during the THIRA process and assessed in the State Preparedness Report (SPR) to 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.

Applicant & Recipient Onboarding

This slideshow acts as an introduction to SHSP for new recipients and applicants. While not the end all be all, it’s a good introduction for getting your bearings.  

Application Season

SHSP is an annual grant program with applications each spring.

For local and tribal applicants, projects must be submitted through respective regions which can be done at any time during the year following the “how to apply” instructions below for consideration under the upcoming grant cycle. 

How to apply:

In the State of Utah, the State Homeland Security Program is coordinated through the Utah Regional Coordination Council (URCC) and County Emergency Managers.

Between grant application periods, you can prepare project proposals to be considered by the County and relevant region chairs using this template.
If you need to find your relevant County EM, please use the “Find my Emergency Manager” dashboard located at dem.utah.gov.
SHSP is a competitive grant program and priority will be given to projects that support unified efforts building statewide capabilities.

DEM is the State Administering Agency (SAA) for SHSP and works with the URCC to submit each region’s application for a relevant grant year. Any funding for local projects will need to be supported by their respective County and Region to be included in a final application.

Grant Manager:

Tanner Patterson

Grant Guidance:

FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual
HSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity
HSGP Fact Sheet
HSGP Key Changes


SHSP Reimbursement Request Form (85-21)
Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) Screening Form & Guidance
Pre-Award Risk Assessment

Other Resources:
Authorized Equipment List
2 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 200
Procurement Standards
Equipment and Inventory Management (2 CFR 200.313)
Eligible Supporting Documentation
Build America, Buy America (BABAA) Policy
FEMA Policy on Prohibited or Controlled Equipment Under FEMA Awards


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