About the Homeland
Security Grant in Sacramento County
County OES serves as the administrator for the State Homeland Security Grant
Program (SHSGP) for the Sacramento Operational Area. This is a Federal grant,
passed through the State of California and the Sacramento Operational Area, to
public safety agencies within the County. The purpose of the grant is to build
capabilities to protect against, prevent, respond to, and recover from
terrorist acts and other types of emergencies or disasters.
& Selection Process
year, public safety agencies within the
Operational Area may submit projects for consideration for SHSGP funding. Project
funds are available under the following four categories: Equipment, Planning,
Training, or Exercise. Requests must be for authorized equipment or activities,
meet State Goals & Objectives, and match one or more Investment
Justifications to be eligible.
following month, each agency presents its submitted project(s) to Sacramento
OES for initial review for compliance before being forwarded to the Screening Committee
and ultimately decided upon by the members of the Approval Authority - a body
mandated by grant guidance comprised of the following five voting members:
County Sheriff, or his/her designee
- County Fire Chief, or his/her designee
- Public Health Officer, or his/her designee responsible for Emergency Medical Services
- Police Chief (selected by the City Police Chiefs)
- Municipal Fire Chief (selected by the City Fire Chiefs)
Approval Authority determines how grant funds will be allocated to the
submitted projects. As the total amount requested is often several times the
amount available, many projects cannot be funded, or may receive only partial
funding. While there are no mandated criteria for how projects are selected,
the Sacramento Operational Area Approval Authority traditionally prioritizes
projects which bring substantial benefit to the entire Operational Area, and
emphasizes projects which address operational necessities, improve compliance
with new/developing State & Federal standards, build new regional capabilities,
measurably improve existing capabilities, or create sustainable solutions.
funds cannot be used to supplant (replace) local funds for existing
activities. Awards are typically made beginning in October,
(approximately 6 months after the conclusion of the application process). No
expenditures can be made prior to the receipt of an official award package.
Security Grant Application Resources
FY 2015 State Homeland
Award from State to Sacramento County: September
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,556,272
FY 2016 State Homeland
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2017
Award from State to Sacramento County: September 1, 2016
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,575,474
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2018
FY 2017 State Homeland Security Grant
Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2017
Award Amount to Sacramento County: $1,588,589
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2019
FY 2018 Application
FY 2018 State Homeland Security Grant
Award from State to Sacramento County: Approximately September 1, 2018
Award Amount to Sacramento County: to be determined
Sub recipient Performance Period Ends: December 31, 2020
application period for the FY18 grant, has been moved. We will not be hosting the usual application workshop
due to time constraints. Please view the 2018 Homeland Security Grant Program Application Announcement for updates and details on this year's application process.
Applications will be due by 5:00 pm on October 20, 2017.
Please contact Adelina Ana if you have any questions regarding the grant application process.
All narrative applications must be submitted in Word format and emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is 5:00pm on October 20, 2017.
The Environmental & Historical Preservation (EHP) Screening Memo and EHP Review Process are required for certain equipment items, including any item requiring fixed installation, ground disturbance, or structure modification, all field-based training and exercise activities, all base radio / repeater projects, some HazMat equipment, and others. Depending on the scope and complexity of the project, EHPs may take up to a year to complete. Please check the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) to determine if your equipment might require an EHP Review.
Requests for purchase from a Sole Source without going through the bidding process must also include approval from your agency's Purchasing Agent.
Only equipment appearing on the Authorized Equipment List (AEL) is eligible for purchase with FEMA/DHS grant funds. Eligibility for specific grant programs is also listed for each item.
All training must include a feedback number from CalOES. Feedback numbers can be obtained from: http://w3.calema.ca.gov/WebPage/trainreq.nsf/TrainRequest
Field-based training programs require an EHP. Should your course(s) require an EHP, this must be approved prior to moving forward with the training program.
All exercises conducted with SHSGP funds must be Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) compliant. For more information, please visit fema.gov/hseep or review the HSEEP Manual.
EHP Reviews must be completed for any Operations-Based exercises (does not apply to Discussion-Based).
Please refer to this guidance for interoperable and operable communication
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